Epclusa Treatment

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MJ Says:


Is there anyone out there who has taken Epclusa? I'm fixing to start treatment and would like some feedback.



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Verwon Says:

When you are starting treatment?

Can anyone that's been on this medication chime in?

The FDA lists the typical side effects as possibly including headache, diarrhea, discouragement, loss of appetite, and nausea.

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HG Says:

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I finished 3 months in Jan; side effects began to like stick to me by the beginning of the 3rd month; swelling for me n nausea, felt a little addicted too; that could have been the habit of taking it at 11am daily. Yet something just isnt right for me n there is no info from the professionals! I'm doing research as much as I can and making adjustments...

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Louis Says:

I am currently 12 weeks into a 24 week epclusa treatment. It’s been really difficult due to the many side effects, this is my fifth hep c treatment, 3x interferon, one harvoni and now epclusa. Here in the uk most treatments also include ribavirin. I have experienced a lot of fatigue, nausea and limb pain, but the depression is really bad, I can’t get no rest at all. Even on antidepressants, I’m not suicidal but the thoughts are extremely dark. I had to come off the ribavirin after 4 weeks, as I was having panic attacks and severe anxiety. Now I’m kinda wondering if all of these treatments over the past 15 years have caused any permanent physical or mental damage? My viral load has been undetectable since week 4, this was the same with harvoni but the virus returned 4 weeks after the 12 week treatment. It’s been helpful reading your posts, I’m not alone and it’s not all me but the meds.

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Jennifer Says:
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Re: Verwon (# 1)

I just started epclusa. I'm 3 days in, and 24 hours after the first dose, I have extreme fatigue, nausea and cramps in my legs. Doctor says most symptoms should stop after 2 weeks, but I spose well see. So far, I hate it.

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Lou Says:
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Im trying to decide if i should start tx, im 65yrs old copd breathing issues ect dont feel sick from hep yet still F1 geno 3 high VL ,would hate to start tx and get sick from it as has happened to some people !any advice appreciated im worried bout side effects due to my age.

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Lou Says:
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Re: Verwon (# 1)

Just read your article on epclusa,im 65 yr old geno 3 probley since 70s. Recentley diagnosed with copd lung problems ,im supposed to start epclusa next week ,i get anxiety already dont know if my body would handle this powerful med iv heard different stories ,always the same from med clinic no you wont get sick !im not so sure iv heard some pretty scary stories ,i just dont want to start a new tx an get worse then i am .already.anyway hope your tx is going well for you .i have heard some positive stories as well hope it goes good for you...thanks.

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Lou Says:
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Hi. Just read your article about epclusa ,im in australia ,65yr old geno 3 VL 8mill (scary )i think ,prob got hep back in 70s i guess im suppose to start treatment epclusa next week ,iv recently been diagnosed copd breathing problems ect ,i told the liver nurse she said wont matter theres hardly any side effects mmm iv talked to an read many horror stories regarding epclusa ,i already get anxiety problems drs here dont like evan giving diazapan anymore ! I just dont want to start tx an get sick or breathing or sleeping are harder then what they are now .or my anxiety gets worse. Anyway Louis hope you are going ok !if you have any feedback please get back to me as im trying to find out as much as possible before i have to start this treatment.thanks.

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Lou Says:
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Re: Jennifer (# 4)

Hi Jennifer hope you are feeling better ,im in aust suppose to start treatment next week ,iv heard different things about epclusa 13 wk tx im geno 3 in my 60s i reckon if theres side effects i will get them ,i dont know if i shud start as i dont feel that bad.recently diagnosed copd that makes me feel crappy dont know if my body could handle more crap of course drs nurses say no side effects mmm i just dont know fibroscan was ok F1 .7.2.i have hi viral load been told flu vaccination can increase VL
Anyway hope your feeling bit better please.let me know what you think of the treatment

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Lou Says:
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I am on day 8 epclusa. I'm geno 3, 65yrs old, prob had virus 40yrs. I felt ok till i started epclusa. Started with ringing in ears now deaf in one ear, i really don't know what to do! My liver nurse reckons she has never heard of ear problems on this. I don't believe her. Can i just stop taking pills day 8? My dr doesn't understand. Advice needed!

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