This is the pitfall of the home equity loan. You didn’t just take down a “line of credit” for emergencies; you USED that line and took the money out!
Make sure you are not making an interest-only payment, and make sure there is no balloon payment of the entire amount required in a few years.
So, what did you do with the money? If you put it into the stock market, I think it’s time to return it to the home! The market is up roughly 20% this year. Take those profits, pay the taxes, and pay down a line of credit that is costing you 8%.