Hepatitis C Support Group

Hepatitis C is a blood-borne viral disease which can cause liver inflammation, fibrosis, cirrhosis and liver cancer. The hepatitis C virus (HCV) is spread by blood-to-blood contact with an infected person's blood. Many people with HCV infection have no symptoms and are unaware of the need to seek treatment. Hepatitis C infects an estimated 150-200 million people worldwide.

0 Online

smoking pot and hep C

my sister who has hep C is not a pot smoker but was wondering if she smoked one hit of pot in the morning (she is dealing with her husband joe who is alzheimers shes loking to calm herself down to have the patience to be able to deal with him.)she will start treatment after she gets joe cmpletly diagagnoised and into day car or what ever. will pot damage her liver more?

Replies

deleted_user
deleted_user

i think it would help save the world myself! smoke em if you got em
deleted_user
deleted_user

I also asked that question you can go to my posting when I asked that question it is under Medical Marijuana i posted it 12/12/08 under Discussions.. I had 28 replys..good luck..everyone has there own opintion.. I went and got my card and it does seem to help me when i am really sick.
deleted_user
deleted_user

The ONLY way I was able to make it thru 48 weeks of Tx., was by smoking pot. I vaporized it.
I do NOT think that smoking that little would do as much damage as taking an asprin will.. Good luck!
deleted_user
deleted_user

THC (the active ingrediant in pot) needs to be filtered by your liver. I think the actual amount of substance that has to be filtered is minamal. It's toxic foot print is unknown to me. Don't beleive the government, they can't tax pot so their advice\info is skewed! Most likly the toxic level is less then the chemicals in a slice of lunchmeat. (sorry Oscar, your stuff is hard on my liver).
On the other hand, a good bud will help with lack of appetite problems (munchies) and cures nausea. This would be a must when reading "Miss doom and gloom's" posts). HA HA
I am soo.... bad!
At least that is what I heard (wink)!
SSSSSppp.... Woosh....
Have to get back to you, my horseradish and ice cream is melting!
Mark
deleted_user
deleted_user

go ahead light up
deleted_user
deleted_user

Im not sure but I do personally know people that do for the pain,and it helps them,barb
deleted_user
deleted_user

I would say it's a personal opinion. I know I tried but I was so damned sick it did nothing for me. Totally a waste. I threw up every day no matter what.. Others may have another opinion. It can't do much of any harm to try it. Medical marijuana would be best because we do not know what chemicals are on the stuff grown elsewhere.. That would probably ba a cause for questioning the choice.
Hugs, H
deleted_user
deleted_user

im sure that there is alot of other puffers on ds also , i have and it has really helped me , the problem is its not legal in north carolina , which kindda makes me feel like i have a secret , my whole family knows , you will get alot on this thread !
deleted_user
deleted_user

Pot only fucks with your liver if you have fibrosis too in liver as well, This sucks for me cause I have fibrosis big time dammit! But It dont mean that I dont sit down next to my family who does!! LOL. WTF ya know!
deleted_user
deleted_user

Smoke it..... That is one of the few reasons that God put the damn plant here for us.
deleted_user
deleted_user

I did not say pot smoking causes fibrosis, re-read my reply, I said it suck smoking it if you already have fibrosis.
deleted_user
deleted_user

I say if it works for you then do it !!! :) there are day's I wish I had a joint LOL..puff away my friend Janet:)
deleted_user
deleted_user

All the liver foundations have printed materials that say smoking pot is harmful to the liver, as it is a toxin. I don't smoke, but it was also in the materials my doc gave me. It would be even more harmful during tx. Rather, I would ask the doc for a mild anti-anxiety med (or anti-depressant if you're depressed) giving him/her full knowledge of your liver condition. I hope this helps.
deleted_user
deleted_user

last thing I would do is ask my doctor!
He makes money selling anti-depressants. He makes nothing on you hittin the pipe a couple times.
Besides, we don't know if anti-depressants are toxic or not. The drug companies aren't going to tell you their products are more toxic then a couple tokes. They would lose money. not!
Thanks again Miss doom and gloom for convincing me you work for the drug industry!
deleted_user
deleted_user

this is just stupid, shut up goose no one really cares as much about pot as you. WE KNOW YOU LIKE IT, get over yourself, it's not like you invented it. it's an herb, smoke it, toke it, midnight daylight.....WHO CARES? xoxo