I'm headed in to week 3 of my treatment of Hep C. So far so good, but I have gained roughly 12 pounds, it came on fast. I'm going to watch my food intake better and also watch what I eat.
Has anyone experienced weight gain while on Epclusa?
Question posted by my2dogsandme on 3 Feb 2018
Last updated on 15 September 2021
Just finishing 1st month of mavyret... up 13 lbs and climbing..trying to weigh in all factors (pardon the pun lol) like being off work, etc. But it seems my stomach feels empty more often than it used to... trying to remember to drink more when that happens and be glad it's a short treatment.
Yes I am on my last month of treatment . I have gained 15-16 pounds it fluctuates lower some days. I think it is fluid retention . I hope it is.
Yes! I've gained roughly 25 lb in 2 months! I've completed eight weeks of treatment. I have 1 month left. I've always been skinny I've never had much of an appetite. 45 and most of my friends are overweight and I never have been..well, until now. It might be cuz I never really had an appetite before and now I do. Luckily I started out skinny so it's not so bad but I can't keep getting weight like this.
A really positive side affect - I had no idea how much of a fog I was living in, until it started to lift. I feel like I can think again. I'm starting to get a lot of energy back (starting, I'm still on the lazy side but I have more energy than I normally have)...
Yes. I started epclusa the end of January and have gained 26 pounds. It's alot of fluid weight but I literally look like I'm 6 months pregnant. At the ER they thought maybe CHF but that was negative. I'm also wondering why I'm putting on so much weight.
Yes, I had a 12 week dose and after about the 4th week, my appetite changed (not in a good way).
I never was a particularly thin person anyway, but I think somehow the hep c suppressed my appetite all those years.
So unfortunately after the treatment I continued to gain weight, about 24 pounds total. And it has been about a year now post treatment, and it feels like my appetite is closer to the way it used to be pre-HEP C Treatment. Unfortunately now I have high cholesterol which I never had before and the fat content in my liver is higher. No cirrocis though. It is very frustrating. I really try to watch what I eat, growing a lot of my own food at home, I work full time, I do at least 2 step classes a week, work out on the Total Gym for muscle toning, and walk 8 to 12 Miles a week and only recently did the weight start coming off. I think it’s just different for each individual.
The important thing is getting hep c free. Then everything else eventually will fall into place. Oh, yeah, I got a vitamix and started making smoothies with herbs and greens from the garden with bananas and that helps a lot too. Throw in everything — vitamins, flaxseed, nuts. It’s a garden green culinary delight. Live well and love yourself!’
That amount of weight in that amount of time must be fluid retention.
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