Skip to Accessibility Tools Skip to Content Skip to Footer

Is anyone take Epclusa and living with COPD?

Hi, I’m supposed to start Epclusa treatment next week I’m 65yrs old geno 3 hi VL F1 fibro 7.3 recently diagnosed emphysema (COPD). The trouble with starting treatment is I’m into week 2 of quitting cigarettes. I feel completely exhausted, don’t know if my body can handle treatment and quitting. I’m running out of time any ideas greatly appreciated. Thanks

Community Answers
  • Davoe author
    10 months ago

    Hi Randy ,yes im about on my 4rd week now ses to be going ok 2nd week had ringing in ears ended up with no hearing in right ear dr put me onpredistone steroid med hearing seems to be coming.back was bit scary ok now will keep taking epclusa see what happens thanks

  • Davoe author
    8 months ago

    Hi Randy 6days to go starting to really warm up over here iv recaently noticed feet ankles puffing up dont know if its the tx or oopd so glad to finish liver clinic no backup at all got to go dr google

  • Randy moderator
    10 months ago

    Hi davoe. I just wanted to check in with you to see how you’re doing. If you started treating I believe you should be about week 3 now. Were you able to begin? I also have COPD (no fun) and got severe bronchitis while treating 3 years ago. I was able to nebulize and made it through to cure. Stopping smoking helped me a lot and I know just how hard it is. (I was a many time quitter) How is that going? Well, I was just thinking of you and wondering how you were friend. Hope to hear back from you. All best to you (Randy, Community Moderator)

  • Davoe author
    9 months ago

    Hi Randy ,thanks for your concern ,im about to start my last bottle of pills ,tx has been ok still trying to cut back on cigs. I would really like to know if tx is working but liver nurse says must finish tx before VL is checked ,i just hope its working an not effecting my immune system ,i have had a few days of nausea and ringing in ears nothing too serious i hope ,copd hasnt improved tx seems very exhausting ,iv mentioned it to liver nurse but certainly wasnt very concerned at all ,i thought they would be abit careing an check up sometimes as iv rang her an she never replies calls ,just tells me i worry too much ,i know this is apowerful med and not much must be known about it ,i was just expeting a bit of back up from them?i thought they would be interested how my blood work was going and maybe help me with the anxiety that goes with it.still feel like a guinea pig,anyway thanks for your reply guess i will just keep going with pills and hope no other damage is being done.iv tried the nic patches but they made me feel worse.thanks again any ideas or thoughts appreciated.

  • Share Your Answer