Take Xifaxin along with the Lactulose. So far no varices or ascites. Have had cirrhosis for 12 yrs, confusion is the biggest thing I have right now. How long does Lactulose take to work. Been on it 3tbsp 3x a day since Friday, it's now Sunday. No BM for days. I am so scared. I know I am at the beginning of the problems. My liver Dr tells what I want to know but I need more info. Please and thank you. I am so sorry for what everyone is going through.
I am so sorry you are going through this health issue . My husband takes lactolose. When he first started it took a few days to have a bowel movement. The confusion has gotten much better the longer he is on the medication . Perhaps increase your fiber , fresh fruits and veggies . Really watch your diet . Not sure if this helps but be encouraged.
I had to start Lactolose when I went to my Dr on a Thursday & he noticed how emotional, confused & trouble remembering, along with vomiting, diarrhea, loss of appetite,fatigue & upper right pain in stomach! He put a rush on my bloodwork & the following day his nurse called with the results & I was told to get to the hospital stat!! My ammonia levels were super high, along with other high elevated numbers which I guess was related to Hepatitis C & liver disease! By the 5th day in the hospital I finally had a bowel movement & once home I had 2 rush to the bathroom & had very frequent loose stools & I also had a lot of gas & embarrassing uncontrollable farting but I'm use to it now & my stools are mainly firmer & now I just tell myself it is worth having loose stools & flatulence if it gets rid of the toxins & helps my liver purify & helps my forgetfulness & confusion! I didn't know that liver disease could effect the brain! I'm praying for you & everyone tolerates medication's differently!! Keep in touch I would like to know if the prescription meds are helping you & I wish for everyone that suffers from Hepatitis C & liver disease to overcome both of them.
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