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I’m tired, losing hair and gained 25 pounds in 8 weeks of hepatitis C treatment with Harvoni. Is this normal?

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berni

hi I recently had treatment for genotype 2...via redemption trial lead out tasmania. equally I packed on weight ..? potentially eating better/appetite back. having read recent research on the function of liver in weight loss/gain I am curious of some treatments tend towards weight gain

March 4, 2019 nz

manywhispers

I have gained 22 pounds. I have 29 days left on a 12 week harvoni treatment. My hair is all over the place. Have not dyed hair since beginning harvoni. I am thinking about quitting treatment. I eat vegetarian. Eating habits have not changed. Not as tired as I was in beginning. I'm 56 and weight loss is impossible at this age. If U don't mind getting fat and bald, this is the treatment for you. Yes, I believe I am going to stop. Thanks harvoni.

February 21, 2019

J. Applsead

Successful Epclusa Treatment (3 months) 69 yrs old with compensated cirrhosis. Best I felt in years was 4 weeks into treatment. One month after end of treatment the serious thinning hair, sleep problems and a general unwell feeling began. Just passed the one year mark and the hair loss seems to have slowed but it's easy to see that it will never be what it was. Sleep problems and unwell feeling persist. If I had it to do over I would, it's a damned if you do damned if you don't situation.

January 22, 2019 Canada

Courtney mc

I too, took having for hep c. Gained weight rapidly, loos tons of hair. I have no energy, don't sleep normally. I'm 58 it been 4 years since i took that drug. There are many other side effects including pneumonia. Can't list them all. I didn't want to take it to begin with but the Dr. and nurses kept telling me i should be thankful for being able to. I'm furious.

January 6, 2019 Ma

Sridevi C. S

I am tired losing hair and weight with in six weeks and I'm Hbsag positive in pregnancy fifteen years ago is this normal

September 20, 2017

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