I have muscle and bone pain. Sharp pains actually. My kidneys have shooting pains and I have had minor pain in my bladder. My urine is dark. My head hurts and my ears ring. I have shortness of breath. My skin hurts and I'm itchy. I have horrible insomnia. I started taking the meds on February 26th 2015. I'm on a 12 week course . I kept putting off calling the Dr and telling them about it because I am worried they will take me off the meds. I called today and have an appt tomorrow. They said these r not common with these two drugs. Has ne one else experienced this. And has anyone been made to stop the medication? I went through a lot to get this medication and do not want to stop it.
Try to tough it out .A lot of the symptoms you have are atypical. I was always drinking water when I was on solvaldi and ribravin.Keep flushing your kidneys. I suspect your Dr will keep constant track of your blood work and immune system levels. The shortness of breath itchy headaches and insomnia are not uncommon. Everyone experiences different effects. Best of luck and keep in touch with your Dr on all your symptoms.
2 tools on our site will help you;
1. Look up each med using "Drugs A-Z" Then read the Side Effects (detailed) for each one.
2. Then use "Interactions Checker"
Anything you find to support your symptoms will help you, also, just let them know you do not want to stop, maybe a change in dosage is in order instead.
Take notes and site your source.
I went through the 12 weeks of Sovaldi and Ribovirin last year. I had had hep- c for 30 years. The shortness of breath was very difficult for me. Your red blood cell count, which carries oxygen to your lungs and basically your entire system could be low. You need to have a blood count done. Do not be afraid to see your M.D. He/She will know best. I was not taken off of it and my red blood cell count went very low.I am one year free of Hep-C this August! Try to hang in there, yet, get a blood count done!
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