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phillypinko:
My liver enzymes have been normal my entire life. Starting in April they have been up then normal then slightly high again. I drink but im not a drinker(a couple beers on Friday nights.) My doctor left me a message to tell me they were slightly elevated after a normal reading 6 weeks ago. Haven't had a chance to talk to him and he will not be in the office again until Monday. I am negative for all hepatitis. Any ideas what could be going on?

Ann:
What meds are you on - and not just hiv meds? Do you take supplements? What's your diet like? What, if anything, changed in your life this spring?

You haven't given us much to go on other than you're negative for all heps and you don't drink much alcohol.



edited to add... oops, sorry, just noticed this is in LTS. But, my questions are valid and the answers would help people offer sensible suggestions, so I'll leave my post here and slap myself on the wrist. ;)

Calison:

--- Quote from: phillypinko on June 14, 2013, 03:35:09 AM ---My liver enzymes have been normal my entire life. Starting in April they have been up then normal then slightly high again. I drink but im not a drinker(a couple beers on Friday nights.) My doctor left me a message to tell me they were slightly elevated after a normal reading 6 weeks ago. Haven't had a chance to talk to him and he will not be in the office again until Monday. I am negative for all hepatitis. Any ideas what could be going on?

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Food additives, Fatty Foods,  Pharmacy drugs, HIV drugs and Alcohol  are just a few of the things that can contribute to liver issues.
Some liver support Natural Remedies have helped me for many years off and on as needed.
Milk Thistle extract, Dandelion root extract, Artichoke leaves, And Astragalus extract are all good and have help support my liver in times of stress. Health food stores carry these products and I have purchased some on line as well... Best to consult your doctor before using any of these... however I eat artichokes alot and dandelions are good in a salad. I have also heard Burdock root is good for the liver and It is good roasted in any case. Good Luck, Calison. 

phillypinko:

--- Quote from: Ann on June 14, 2013, 05:49:55 AM ---What meds are you on - and not just hiv meds? Do you take supplements? What's your diet like? What, if anything, changed in your life this spring?

You haven't given us much to go on other than you're negative for all heps and you don't drink much alcohol.



edited to add... oops, sorry, just noticed this is in LTS. But, my questions are valid and the answers would help people offer sensible suggestions, so I'll leave my post here and slap myself on the wrist. ;)

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The only supplement I take is vit c. I drink a can of redbull every day. My shrink put me on a couple psych meds that can cause liver enzymes to elevate but I've been off them since they spiked up to AST 270 ALT 550. A week later they were AST 150 ALT 350. two weeks later they we normal then four weeks after that they were AST 60 ALT 90. My liver enzymes have been stone cold normal my entire life. My doctor has no idea whats causing this. I've been tested for EVERYTHING. He said an ultra sound showed no signs of fatty liver so he thinks there is some kind of inflammatory process going on. He said because they are mildly elevated and I have no symptoms to just check them every month or so. :(

wolfter:
You still haven't indicated which meds you are on.  It's possible for some prescriptions meds to cause elevated liver enzymes.

Wolfie

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