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Author Topic: Liver Enzymes and Cholesterol  (Read 1123 times)

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Offline darryaz

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Liver Enzymes and Cholesterol
« on: May 20, 2011, 10:03:43 AM »
I've been on Atripla for 3 years and about 9 months ago my cholesterol level tested high (270).  So the doc put me on Lipitor and a fish oil supplement to reduce the cholesterol. 

Last month my liver enzymes tested high.  My doc believes that Lipitor is the culprit so she has had me quit taking it.  I also take Diflucan, which I understand can contribute to high liver enzymes.  I can't stop the Diflucan as I have a fungal infection that has become chronic.

Now I'm concerned about having high cholesterol.  I brought up the idea of switching to Isentress/Truvada as I read that combination only causes high cholesterol 1/6 as often as Atripla.  My doc didn't want to make changes to a successful regimen.  Atripla has been keeping my VL undetectable and CD4 high for a long time. 

I see a doc at a Medical School and will be assigned to a different one starting next month as mine is finishing her residency and moving on. 

Should I revisit the Isentress/Truvada idea with the new doctor?  Or does anyone have any other ideas/suggestions?

Offline newt

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Re: Liver Enzymes and Cholesterol
« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2011, 01:35:15 PM »
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Should I revisit the Isentress/Truvada idea with the new doctor?

Yes.

- matt
"The object is to be a well patient, not a good patient"

 


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