Linda, this all sounds very familiar to me (except for the low BP.) Everyone had fantastic input, too. But there's one thing they missed. Spironolactone (Aldactone) is not potassium, but a potassium-sparing diuretic. I was initially on Lasix and potassium tablets. I had great difficulty swallowing the huge potassium tablets, so they put me on Aldactone instead. And it seems to work for me, including preventing cramping. Give his body time to adjust to it (several weeks.) If he's still having cramps, ask about the quinine.
All the rest (blown up abdomen, edema, etc.) went away in time. I slept much more than usual (and I already sleep quite a lot, but it's broken up. Then it was not.) Since I live alone, I don't know if I was grouchy or short-tempered, but definitely didn't feel well and didn't want company.
I agree that putting him back on the combo so soon was too much for his body. They are trying to aggressively attack the cancer and hold the hep C at bay. I did the study drug, TheraSphere, after the one chemoembolization, and then had surgery to remove the entire right lobe, after the tumor had shrunk and died. That is the only treatment they did at Mayo and 4 yrs. later I am still cancer free. I hope your hubby will have as good as results as I've had. My thoughts and prayers are with you both.
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