Liver Disease Anyone?
Posted 17 May 2007 - 01:10 AM
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Posted 17 May 2007 - 01:31 AM
I have auto immune hepatitis and had a liver biopsy last year as well. When you mentin enzymes are you talking about your liver function numbers?
Hopefully you will get some answers today!
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Posted 17 May 2007 - 12:36 PM
I have had high "liver chemicals" (SGOT and SGPT) for several years and the only thing the doctors have told me is that they are high and they need to keep a watch on them. My amylase is also high. I have labs every three months at the rheumatologist. Now, they aren't sky high, but higher than normal none the less. I don't drink any alcohol, but I do take a record number of meds. I do worry that one or all of the meds are causing liver damage but, like I said, the doctors don't seem overly concerned. I guess I should push for a better answer, but you know, I get tired of having to push for info all the time ( and at times I just get tired of the whole situation ).....Enough of the pity party. You would think the doctors would want to be more giving with answers......or is it that they don't have any answers......
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Posted 17 May 2007 - 03:08 PM
I just wanted to let you know I'm thinking of you and I am hoping you are OK. Please keep us posted. I really want to know when you get the next labs and what the dr. says.
Posted 17 May 2007 - 03:30 PM
Yes I have had the Up and Down liver enzymes as well. They are specific to Autoimmune hepititis. I was sent to a GI doctor and had the enzymes tested again....and now the enzymes look fine, SO I really know what this had to do with, but for now I am just happy that the liver is doing okay.
I do not take any medications at the moment as the doctor is waiting to see how I react, so I have to wonder if the medication that I was taking caused the liver enzymes to rise, but I am not sure about that.
It sounds like you have a few things that the Doctors are watching, so maybe they are going to deal with them in order of urgency. Either way, like Jen said, please do let us know how you are and if the new labs give you any answers.
Posted 17 May 2007 - 07:01 PM
I did start taking an otc product for high cholesterol and watch my diet. The last time it was checked, it was down 20 points, so that was good.
Hang in there! Keep us posted.