• christine-mccann

    Member
    June 15, 2023 at 10:33 am

    Not with esbriet but from dehydration.

  • david-robert-keith

    Member
    June 16, 2023 at 8:25 am

    I get light heads after about 10 minutes of taking it for a few minutes but it dissipates pretty quickly

  • camila-lopez

    Member
    August 7, 2023 at 10:16 am

    I started the 3 x 3 pills a day in July without any side effects, but now I get very dizzy after taking them.  Does anyone know the reason for this?  Thanks.

  • julian-bilier

    Member
    August 8, 2023 at 9:06 pm

    Yes I do, I usually lay down for a few minutes but here of lately I have dizziness almost daily

  • david-s

    Member
    August 9, 2023 at 9:53 am

    I take 3-tab dosing 3 times a day and usually I’m dizzy for about 1 hour after I take it and with that my sinuses will also drain  for about the same amount of time.

  • debra-lowder

    Member
    August 9, 2023 at 11:05 am

    I have been taking Esbriet for 3 years now and what helps me the most is making sure I drink plenty of water and eating at least 10 mg. Of protein with each dose. When I first started taking it, I would get bad headaches and nausea. The worst side effects lasted about 4 months and then subsided. I hardly notice any now, and it was well worth sticking to the dosages. My IPF has progressed very slowly and now 3 and ahalf years later, I only need oxygen at night when I sleep. I have kept my weight down and exercise routinely. It is well worth struggling through the side effects because it gets better. I hope this has helped and hang in there.

  • kathy-reich

    Member
    August 10, 2023 at 11:45 am

    Hi @CamilaLopez, I also found the side effects of Esbriet to fade over time (more like 6 months). But I still get dizzy if I don’t eat enough with it. If I feel dizzy after a meal, I eat some more. It may be the last thing I feel like doing, but it always works.

  • camila-lopez

    Member
    August 12, 2023 at 8:11 pm

    Thank you all for your input.  I really appreciate it!

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