- Do not attempt more than one task at a time. For instance, do not drive while talking on a mobile phone, walk and chew gum, or carry on a conversation while dicing vegetables.
- Don't dice vegetables. Buy them already cut up at your grocery store.
- Practice saying, “I meant to do that.” This offsets embarrassment when performing mindless acts, such as getting in to a strange car in a parking lot.
- Avoid reality T.V. and the news. Some patients report feeling irritable during treatment. The news and prime time television can be especially irritating. Confine television to classic comedy shows such as Seinfeld, Lucille Ball, Mary Tyler Moore, and Dick Van Dyke.
- Do not store tubes of ointments in the vicinity of toothpaste. It only takes a minor lapse in concentration before you might find yourself brushing your teeth with anti-itch ointment. Additionally, toothpaste does not relieve skin rash.
- If you drink the recommended amount of water, always know where the closest restroom is at all times.
Monday, June 7, 2010
Tips for Managing Hepatitis C Treatment
Here are some tongue-in-cheek suggestions to help you through hepatitis C treatment: