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Yes, Harry, keep sleuthing. †

After the ordeal of HCV, it is easy to think that all maladies are due to the treatment. †There has been so much focus on the DAAs and the virus, that it seems like everything is related. †Maybe or maybe not. †

It's scary to think we are permanently harmed. †I felt like that in my mood alone. But, wow, did I get cured. †I got better and better and happier, too.

So, I think what we have to do is keep getting specific medical advice, each issue at a time.

Of course there are many good remedies too, but its' good to know what you're dealing with.

Please let us know what you find out. †It's all good information.

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Harry,

I agree with Tig about doctoring up with the right doctors. But right now and in the interim, do keep getting tested and followed regarding your edema†no matter which doc you end up using.†

It was only at your HCV end of treatment, that you said the doc did your kidney function labs, and that was when you were put on that 20 mg diuretic. You and your labs need to continue to be followed, to fully assess your response to the diuretic†and how you and your waterworks are doing, you could be correct that the doc might want to increase your water pill dose, but this could not be determined unless you see him, and, it would be a very good idea (IMHO) to keep an eye on your kidney function labs/electrolyte labs (and other things a doc may see fit to test) being that you are having such troubles with edema, on top of that lung infection you had, and on top of the COPD you already battle.

I do wish you could find a doc who was more holistically attentive to you, but, keep going to whomever you can get for the moment, just to make sure you get some proper and ongoing following of you, of your edema, your diuretic use, and some water-work labs.

If your edema is not improving or is worsening since being on the diuretic, you need to be seen for assessment about this - so go to whomever you can for the moment.

How did the holidays go with your visitors, was your house too full and busy, did you feel well enough for all that visiting? C.



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yea, i'm not normal... i look around and maybe i don't want to be normal

sure, it comes with these odd physical things... but i think living with that and being cured from C gives us a good perspective on a lot of things



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Thanks Tig ,will take your advice try a new dr in new year,from what iv experienced most drs over here are pretty ignorant on new tx ,and theres still the stigma of how did you get hvc ? As soon as you mention anxiety they think your got a drug problem and most arnt very caring ,dont know what they would do if they couldnt google ! Its like youve got 5 mins then your times up. Going to new dr next week ,think the heat over here causes edema for a lot of people..happy nu yr....

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Tig,normal is soooo overrated.



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Harry,

IĎm sorry youíre having so much edema. I havenĎt heard of anyone else experiencing such issues as a side effect of treatment. Furosemide (Lasix) is a common drug prescribed for edema secondary to excess fluid build up. Are you peeing a lot? My father has congestive heart failure and is frequently experiencing issues with edema. They are giving him Lasix 20mg orally and have been giving it to him via his IV. Heís currently in the hospital as a result of the problems the fluid buildup has caused his breathing.†

Feeling like a guinea pig isnít much to look forward to. Is there a possibility you can get into another doctor that will help answer your questions? I would approach an Internal Medicine specialist and try to get to the bottom of this. It will take a little sleuthing, but Iím sure thereís an answer for this. Especially since it just happened.†



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Helloooo 5,

Itís hard to believe that 2018 is about over. I like the idea of throwing out the old and welcoming in the new, updated and healthier, ďUsĒ! Iím not sure Iíll ever be normal though. Iím reminded fairly often that Iím not normal, lol! Do ya think theyíre trying to tell me something?†wink



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HAPPY NEW YEARS WEEKEND friends. heeeeeeeere we go into 2019 , cured and on the cure

i only have 4 days of work and then it's back to normal

i'm ready to fly thru it in a chill manner



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Hi all hope everybody had ok xmas and good new yr 2019 ,just wondering if anybody else has pitted edema on legs poste tx ,if i sit on lounge chair put elbows onlegs above knees i end up with 2 hollows where my elbows have been ! This has only happened since doing the tx, my dr prescribed me fruse mide 20 mg one a day ,which seem to be doing absolutley nothing ,when i looked up leg edema it said could be caused by liver disease heart failure plus few more wonderful things !im starting to wish id never done the tx i felt fine before tx ,think id rather have 5 yrs feeling ok then 10 yrs of a different side effect each week minus hvc maybe still have to wait weeks before i know if my high VL has gone.The liver dr i saw for about 4 mins assured me wont even notice the tx..when i try to make contact with him its impossible even though he assured me that they will be in constant contact .just cant wait to see what goes wrong next. sorry bout being so negative but getting sick of feeling like a guinea pig .

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so glad you are doing better with the cold C. yea, my sinus just don't like nature or smoke filled rooms.. oh well, i'm doing well with the antihistamine.

Ah work:

well, we have the passive/aggressive types, the negative complainers or gossip starters and of course the know it alls.. it's all there, a mine field.

tonite i had fun just repeating "what do you mean" a few times till they got frustrated and said they wanted another answer, i just said "why, are you interrogating me?" hahahaha they gave up. this person was just needling me and looking for me to defend or explain myself and i wasn't taking the bait.... they didn't want a real conversation at all.

some ppl just don't realize how annoying they are bocos they aren't really noticing the other person, they just want something to do and who ever is close is the entertainment center. hahaha

but i'm trying to have fun with it now that i'm cured ., being cured sue does help everything.

then of course the grumpy drinkers bring their own charm..... it usually gets better when christmas is over. One more day for me then 3 days off to enjoy christmas

this business just attracts a lot of unhappy ppl who are out of touch with their whole selves. many of us are in touch with our selves so we have a good support group to get thru it.

have a wonderful day celebrating rebirth, life and chirstmas



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5,

Dang it all to your sinuses! They may be "close" to your ears, but they are certainly are NOT listening to us telling them to BE-HAVE!

Uncooperative they are!

Well, as long as we can keep them quiet(er) and for us to be able to keep the rest of our bodies operating well in all other ways, then that will be the best we can do.

I hope your breathing (nasal-wise) is not too bothered at night for sleeping?

I too have just come through a cold-like thing last week, (a VERY tiny cold) and I was very thankful it was extremely mild and not too bothersome. Post-nasal drip has been a newish issue for me to discover since this summer/fall - didn't ever know I had been dabbling in that (post-nasal drip) until i quit smokin, who knew! So, I do think the ongoing post-nasal drip thingy may have made the cold a little bit more uncomfortable. My cold I think is now mostly gone (I hope), I am blaming my cold firmly on sick people who were coughing their guts out while in shopping malls with me! I sure did a LOT of hot water saline gargles when I first got my cold and all along, I really do think that helped greatly to minimize everything.

Count our lucky stars, at least we don't have what poor Tig got! (Sorry for the comparison bro Tig). wink†C.

PS - your work conditions sound at least "interesting" if not too much, what with the Payton Place "work drama" traumas? Like .... what?, pray-tell, if I may pry? Your nosey pal ...



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hi all, i'm back on the claritin and ibupro., the sinus were starting to cry so i gave them what they wanted

other than that i'm just working and resting... lots of work drama this time of year so listening to lots of soothing youtube videos

everyone one take care



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Hope your xmas visiting goes well Harry. Are they there yet? Are you still feeling some better than you were (chest-wise)? Hope so. Good idea keep trying the prune juice, and that psyllium stuff should help too, if you have not tried psyllium before, it is well worth adding it to your regime. I am predicting lots of other things should now start improving for you in 2019, now that we have lost that complicating, health-robbing HCV! Be patient, I am sure you are going to start feeling better and better with your recovery into 2019! smile†C.



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All the best for 2019 everybody.

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yay for turning the corner tig! don't let the young un's wear you out.

hope you get moving harry

happy christmas weekend friends, and happy solstice too



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Harry,†

psyllium husks in a glass of orange juice (or prune juice I suppose)

I strongly believe is food as medicine for many functions, and psyllium husks work for either type of pooping problem.†

Its a bit thicky to drink, have to stir and gulp then maybe add a bit more juice to stir the last bit in...but its amazing for bowel health.

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Hooray for you, Tig. †Turn, turn, turn, that corner...but don't you dare go chasing the little ones so soon. †Their batteries don't run down. †They need you well, too.†

Cheers to all of the gang here. † Winter solstice is upon us!!!!!!!!!



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Cheddy ,i get that same feeling often at xmas .lot of good memories of good people .all the best to you enjoy nice cool weather its 102 deg here today not fun waiting for sun to go down only 9hrs to go .lol.

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Hi Tig ,glad the anti b s are kicking in for you ,i seem to have the oposite to you definatley no river ,i dont know if its the stress of xmas duties or weather thats way too hot or the meds ive been on but whatever it is its a pain in the arse ,sick of buying all the cures to make u regular but nothing seems to work trying prune juice atm ...anyway glad things are going ok for you best wishes hope 2019 is great for you.

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Hey Gang,

I hope Iím turning a corner, of sorts. I have noticed some easier breathing and fewer coughing fits this evening. Iíll take any improvement! The ABís are now going through me like a river, if you know what I mean. As long as it works, Iíll take it.

I hope youíre all doing well and getting ready for Christmas. Our grandchildren arrive this weekend. Iíve got to be able to keep up with a 2 and 4 year old. Wish me luck, lol! Watch for a signal flare, I might need your help.



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oh iris, you are def going thru the fires... keep up the good work of getting thru it

i'm so glad we could all pitch in to aid ziggy a bit. her gofund me page says she's working and is living with someone with her mom

she's got a long way to go but also moving forward , i will try to add more next week when i shave down the rest of the dental bill.

tig, i hope your new meds are making a dent in the pneumonia

be well friends..i'm working too hard so resting more; can't wait to get back to the regular work schedule after the 1st.

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Cheddy wrote:

I'm lacking enthusiasm. Christmas was a lot more fun the first 50 times. †I'm up for the cheer, just not the stress or the dark of winter.


†I hear ya Cheddy. Sometimes the holidays are very melancholy for me, you know, folks that have left the planet, miss them so much at this time. I hope the light shines for you this holiday and may cheer be yours!. Glad to hear everyone is feeing better! And Tig...dang dude, be careful! We aint no spring chickens no more, Sadly. Even though the spirit says differently

I made a post in my back pain thread, ...getting there!, just seems the road is throwing in some hairpinners.†evileye

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Rest up Tiggerino! Youre gonna have a cabal of former-hep-c-having-message-board-posting-number-1-Tig-fans show up on your doorstep to do a happy dance with you when youre all better hopefully soon! Take your vitamin C and thanks for the update.



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yea, we like mild ,comfortable weather !!!

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Yíall are welcome here in Southwest Florida, anytime! It has finally cooled down a bit, 70 degrees today and tolerable humidity. Iím ready for some cooler days. Itís hard to remember when it hasnít been in the 80-90ís. Trust me, it gets tiring too. I will say to you, having grown up in Spokane, WA, I know snow and sub zero temps. I donít miss anything but the snow skiing!

My update. Acute bronchitis, with bilateral basilar pneumonia. I feel like that poo emoji. Lots of antibiotics, steroids and an inhaler. The previous course of ABís wasnít enough and has made things harder to treat. Thatís the double edged sword with antibiotics. When they work, great, when they donít, things blossom into resistance. Thatís why I try to fight most things myself and this time it was to my peril. Oh well, I hope things are covered adequately this time around and I get some relief.†

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ah, I forgot where you lived Ched (had to look it up) eww, the Pac Northwest - say no more - dark cool damp rainy grey days of Winter, if Tig was not so damned infectious I'd say we should all head South down to his place to lounge around on his sunny sandy shores for some xmas warmth! Wasn't that him who was promising to take us all on a cruise? NO pressure Santa, but, when you surface we might have a query or two? Heehee - I like that one Ched "the first 50 years"! About as cheery as telling someone not to worry about their bad kids, that things usually get worked out by the time these kids hit their 50's.†

Thought I heard about a tornado for heavens sake in Wash today! What the heck? Somewhere near Seattle? Yup, you might definitely have to seek some warmer, safer clime for a wee bit of xmas R&R.

I say we should get 5 to split the cards, do some shuffling and we will share the outcome weather - got to get it jussssssst right (the not-too-hot, not-too-cold, goldilocks thing) too hot for Harry down under, too wet and cool in Ched's yard, too dark and cold for me around here, we'll mix the pot and meet up in some ideal in-between spot.†

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I hear Tig is slaying HackMan these days. †He's got some additional meds and is getting 'er done. †Right, Tig?

Iris, what's up with your symptoms. †Is it shingles? †Any improvements?†

Ziggy has reached 2/3 of her GoFundMe goals, but donations are slowing down.

I'm lacking enthusiasm. Christmas was a lot more fun the first 50 times. †I'm up for the cheer, just not the stress or the dark of winter.

Harry is better. †

Shemp is better.

5 is better.

Canuck?†

It's been a tough winter for many of us so far. †But we can beat anything. †We know that now.

Sweet dreams, all.



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Harry, I'm so glad the chest infection is gone and that the weather is cooling. †Thinks are looking up.

Happy Holidays to you and all. †



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Glad to hear youre feeling better Harry. Im doing great thanks for asking. I do have a lot of fear and anxiety because Im approaChing menopause and that is extremely distressing at times because Im extremely sensitive. So while I dont have very good mental health, physically Im really good. Thanks for asking after me

Tig Im continuing my prayers for you. Go away Hack ya big meanie!!

Iris how are you?! did the shingles develop fully or are they still in threatening mode? Wish theyd just leave you the heck alone.†



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harry, , "what ever normal is" ! hahahahahaha



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Thanks Tig its been great thanks for all info best wishes to u an everybody ,its 6am here my brains not working yet cant remember all names ,but thanks .weather not too bad atm im dreading a hot xmas ,must b so nice having cool weather at xmas !!iv never seen snow.thanks all. Hope Hoodie feeling ok stay strong all.peace

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Thanks Canuck Cheddy 5 Hoodie Shemp and everybody else ,your support has been so helpful for me ,think im about 6weeks past tx now my chest infection seems to b gone ( great )and starting to feel normal whatever that is lol,just got to wait for my VL results ( 20 mill )hope there gone little buggers, my ast alt in normal range was great news... im geno 3 .guess its the price you pay for some of us the 70s were crazy yrs ,just want to wish all the best for festive season an great 2019 (what happened to time goes so fast ) thanks so much stay safe ,peace...

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We're all in it together, right?

Tig, we await your update. †Tap, tap, tap.



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ALT/AST normal EOT

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tig, take care of yourself.. all is well here on the forum.

rest is the best, and yes... stronger medicinecry

be well.



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We'll that's a good update, 5. †Things do get better! †

In addition to an improving immune system, your good and earnest attitude is an excellent Rx.†


†thnx cheddy, that is one thing hepC taught me. i gotta believe it's gonna be ok.

rest and water are also high on my to do list when some illness is threatening me.



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Going to have to go back in. Will call tomorrow. IĎm needing an XRay and some stronger ABís. Finished the prednisone a couple days ago and the bronchial spasms are back in force. Still 3 days of ABís, but itís Doxycycline. I think the DragonĎs pet, Hack, laughed it off. Hack doesnít have the best sense of humor!†

Iím keeping my eye on progress, but please forgive my lack of involvement. I know you are all in each otherís capable care. Thanks to Cheddy for running the ship! Fine job†smile

Story about Hack † LOL



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Thanks guru ,great hearing from you hope u are going ok .best wishes stay strong



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Good news, Harry. †

We do hope the same for Tig.



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UND at 2,4,8 and 12 wks during treatment but ribavirin crazy.

ALT/AST normal EOT

SVR12 8/13/2016!!!!!!!!! †I WON!!

EOT 6 Months 11/12/2016 †CURED



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We'll that's a good update, 5. †Things do get better! †

In addition to an improving immune system, your good and earnest attitude is an excellent Rx.†



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12 wks Sovaldi/Ribavirin,†SOT 2/25/16, EOT 5/17/16

UND at 2,4,8 and 12 wks during treatment but ribavirin crazy.

ALT/AST normal EOT

SVR12 8/13/2016!!!!!!!!! †I WON!!

EOT 6 Months 11/12/2016 †CURED



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Hope tig u are feeling better ,i had my last anti biotic yest ,just woke up so far no coughing issues maybe anti biotics worked ! Emphasemia doesnt help much .hope u are ok.thanks for reply.hmm



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i had a sinus infection the month after tx and had antibios.

as long as you are managing them with out throwing up or diahrea there is no problem. your immune system will also kick in stronger now than before tx.

you are on the best path for wellness harry

oh, and i'm happy to say that my immune system and the otc meds got me thru my 3 weeks of suffering sinusitis. yay. now i only have to take the claritin a cpl times a week to keep things clearer.

i'm so thankful i didn't have my ususal december sinus infection. yay for my immune system at almost 6 months eot



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It's VERY good you got the antibiotics Harry, it really does not matter that you are only freshly finished treatment, and are now having to take a round of antibiotics, it will not hinder your hepc cure. It's just too bad you had to have a chest bad enough to warrant the antibiotics. The antibiotics are a good and necessary thing, your doc would not have given them to you if it was not justified/needed. The antibiotics should be helping you to attain a generally increased healthier state (by killing off this chest infection) - NOT having a chest infection is a VERY good thing, and better for your recovery from the hepc therapy. I am glad your chest is feeling a wee bit better. Hopefully we will trounce that nasty chest infection easily, you will keep recouping and recovering from your hepc therapy, and get healthier and healthier. Some of us have experienced these very unfortunate flu's, colds, infections, and other maladies post tx, but fingers crossed, you will just keep getting better from this bad chest and get to feeling better and better as time goes on.

Keep drinking lots of water, and treating yourself very well. A little fresh air, some good food, TLC.

How's the heat?

How are those ankles now that you are on those water pills?†

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Hi Harry here ,iv recently been prescribed anti biotics 1mth poste tx for chest infection ,does anybody no if its safe to take anti biotics (doxylin )so close to finishing epclusa could it stuff up immune system ,i just want to feel normal .dont like anti biotics much but chest cough wasnt really improving .feeling bit better after a week of anti biotics .anybody else have infections after tx.? Drs here dont really understand new tx.

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someone i know got walking pneumonia when that upper respiratory went condo. that could be what's happening tig†cry

iris,† i had to laugh at your foot doc asking about your toe like that. do you have to go to emergency if you do actually break something or get seriously ill?

i skipped my allergy pill today so i didn't have to feel so wound up but will be taking it on and off thru mid january

i'm so hoping we all sickies and ziggy flow into the new year in a more satisfactory condition: smile:



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Hey, Tig. What do we have to do? It's time for the ER. Medicare will cover that? †No matter, this is what we call an emergency.



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UND at 2,4,8 and 12 wks during treatment but ribavirin crazy.

ALT/AST normal EOT

SVR12 8/13/2016!!!!!!!!! †I WON!!

EOT 6 Months 11/12/2016 †CURED



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Tig I didnt realize you were suffering so much. Hope you will be well again soon brave warrior †

Renewing my prayers well wishes and healing vibes for you and Iris and 5 and our entire community. But especially those of us who are sick or homeless ((((Ziggy)))) or suffering in pain.



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What? Alergic to pine trees? You get the same problem with fresh cut lumber and burning the logs? What a bummer. Camping amongst the pines must be a no no then for you Tig,† ...crikie.That's sad.

Ok one of ny non hcv things is a toe that i thought was broke last year, I finally got my appt with a podiatrist today they dropped the ball on me and it took a freaking year for this approval† and he's like...How's your pain?? Well last year I wanted to cut my toe off it hurt so bad, now it's† knumb...ooops numb. It doesn't hurt now but its got all deformed, he says† ...huh, don't think the two are related, we'll see ya in 4 weeks. CRIKIE, had to sign a relase for the X ray I had on it back in April.†blankstare

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Okay, since this is our new section to voice personal OTHCV illness, let me be first to say, this crap of mine ainít getting any better. If I donít see marked improvement by Friday, theyíre bringing me back in for more tests and different ABís. This is a harsh form of whatever it is. I bought a pulse oximeter to watch my oxygen level and I canít get it above 90. The bronchospasms are so frequent, even the codeine syrup is ineffective. Tonight will be day 3 on the AB, so maybe itís just taking a little longer. Letís hope anyway!†

Hopefully youíre not in a perpetual blooming season where you are, 5. I ended up in the hospital for weeks once with a severe reaction to pine pollen. I lived in the CA Bay Area and my apartment was nestled in a clump of tall pines. They about killed me! Havenít had trouble like that again, thank God! Good luck beating that next round of sinus challenges...†



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hi friends. i hope everyone is on the mend. i just have to manage my early stages of allergies and sinusitis very well for the next cpl months and maybe i can avoid the antibios

hope everyone is doing well on the various treatments for other health issues.

5



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This is a very good idea! I was thinking the same thing. Poor 5 and Irisís threads have been taken over by OTHCV (Other than HCV) issues lately. If you would like, put it in the General section, it might get more visibility.†



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