Re: [GIWorld-Hepatitis] Question?? (Mouth Sores / Grace)
- I had Thrush, also had it when in Burn Unit, I was
told it is usual for Burn patients (I have heard AIDS
patients get Thrush, but I do not have AIDS).....but
is not localized sores your mouth and tongue is quite
sore, ....I was given script for something to swish
around in my mouth. I will try to find it, everything
is still not unpacked...ask Dr about it......Connie
--- Nancy Swanson <msnblk@...> wrote:
> Grace Shonts wrote:__________________________________________________
> > I have some terrible sores in my mouth along the
> gums. Anyone else experience this? From the Hep C
> or the Combo? What can I do? They are really
> painful. I have used everything from mouth wash, Dr
> Tichinors to an Oral B rinse from the pharmacist.
> Good morning, Grace.
> The Big Sis had sores in her mouth similar to yours
> when she did the
> Combo the first time (three months ago). She was
> pulled off the Combo,
> had transfusions to build herself back up, and is
> now on her second
> attempt at the Combo.
> In this second attempt at the Combo, she is taking a
> lower dosage of
> Ribavirin (2 vs. 5 taken the first time), and she
> does not have the
> mouth sores.
> Logical minds that we have, we chalk the mouth sores
> up to the
> Ribavirin. It is one of the noted side effects.
> The Sis just rode it out, so I don't have any
> suggestions to offer in
> terms of what you can do for them. I, too, will be
> looking for
> responses from the others.
> Aside from the mouth sores, how are you doing,
> The Sis had her full panel drawn last Thursday.
> After eight weeks
> (second attempt), and given that she is only taking
> 400 mg. of Ribavirin
> (along with the three shots weekly), her doctor was
> shocked at the
> results. "Virus free". She continues to have
> problems with her RBCs,
> and I guess we have to look at some options to boost
> that area. Any
> Hang in there. I know it isn't easy.
> Nancy (aka the Little Sis)
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