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    • #28105
      Doug Taylor
      Participant

      My only major side effects after 7 months of 100mg OFEV 2x a day is SOB and calf and thigh muscle weakness. Does anyone else have leg muscle weakness? I hope that the problem will soon subside because it interferes with my walking.

    • #28107
      sally williams
      Participant

      I do not suffer from that, bu I do Pilates and maybe that stretching helps. Good luck, not walking isn’t good.

      • #28315
        Augusta Adkins
        Participant

        I have also noticed some thigh weakness and have been on Ofev 4 months. I am walking more and not out of breath so hopefully it will pass.

    • #28110
      Paulette Daniels
      Participant

      I can hardly walk more than about 15 steps for the last 3 weeks.  Never thought it might be the OFEV.  I have only been on it for about 3 months.  Doctor as usual, has no idea and no suggestions to help

       

    • #28112
      John Oman
      Participant

      I’ve got it too… But assumed it was from old age and depravity…

    • #28115
      Karen Boettin.
      Participant

      I don’t have that side effect still puking a couple of times a week on 100 x2

    • #28119
      Marianne
      Participant

      Don’t have that issue but walking and exercising with a 10 lb. bottle of oxygen behind me is not fun.  Still fighting with oxygen supplier and hope to get POC soon.

      Marianne

    • #28125
      Bill Friedman
      Participant

      @marine1

      I’m 82, diagnosed with IPF one year ago, and on 150 Ofev Q12 h. I play golf, walk 4 miles, and lift wts on alternating days. The Ofev makes me sick, but I have controlled it somewhat with fewer spicy, greasy, or sweet foods. About once a week I miss a dose if the gas or diarrhea gets severe. Try not to miss more than one dose a week. This disease is troubling, and I get out of breath frequently, but just keep doing what I’m doing. Have never used O2. I take daily PO2 readings on a finger meter, In the AM I’m usually at 96-97%. PM I go down to 94-96%.  I can live with this in spite of the gloomy and outdated prognoses. Hope all of you are enjoying this brisk but glorious Spring.  Best, Bill

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    • #28145

      Hi @marine1

       

      Good question – thanks for bringing up this topic! I never related it to my Ofev use, but now that I think of it, my massage therapist (pre-covid of course) always said my calves and thigh muscles were very tight. They often get sore throughout the day too and I tried to increase my electrolyte consumption to see if that would help, but I’m wondering now if it is Ofev-related. I’m going to bring this question to my doctor 🙂
      Thanks,
      Char.

    • #28168
      Joan Thorkelson
      Participant

      I have been on OFEV (100 mg) for over a year and I have been using a stationary bike (10-12 miles/week) and I have no leg problems – I don’t know if this is a solution for everyone but it works for me

    • #28172
      Paul Polidano
      Participant

      Likewise,  for 18 months, I have been on OFEV then Esbriet (due to frequent nausea and some puking) back on to OFEV again, after encountering horrible and unsightly skin rash, (which disappeared immediately when I stopped Esbriet) and have now been on OFEV for about 9 months (currently on 100mg x 2 daily).

      During this time I have not encountered any issues with leg muscle weakness. In saying this though I do play tennis once a week for approx 2 hours (with ‘not so energetic’ teammates, I might add) as well as keeping myself as active as possible, so I support Joan’s theory above, that vigorous exercise may help.

      Regards (and good health) to all – from Down under

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