I finished 12 weeks of Sovaldi/Olysio 10 days ago. Since I finished the treatment, I've been experiencing small occasional muscle spasms in random parts of my body: legs, arms, torso. These are not painful and really are minor, but I was wondering if anyone else has experienced this.
The pharmacist at Accredo, which is the specialty pharmacy that sent my meds, says it would take up to 3 weeks for the medication to leave my body and advised continuing to drink adequate water and continue to take precautions with sun exposure; he had not heard of anyone else having the muscle issue.
B: I was just going to suggest that you keep your hydration levels up - I really think that, not just with hep c, but in general, lack of sufficient water causes - or certainly contributes to cramping. I speak from experience on this - had cramping legs for years, tonic water (w/that tiny amount of quinine made the difference). However, your Pharmacist beat me to the punch.
Since I have been hydrating per quidelines on this Forum I have had only one episode and I think I got too much that day (more than 160 oz) so had to drink a few ounces of electralyte fluid. That seems to take care of the problem.
As I said above, I am speaking from personal,experience and observation- I am not a medical person and have not clinically studied the problem, but, hey, water can't hurt at this point.
Congratulations on completing treatment and praying for SVR. Pat
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