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Offline Id81

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Raised alt
« on: May 03, 2012, 07:43:58 AM »
Hello all. I began atripla 16 moths ago. Great results. I became undetectable and my cd4 has risen to 960. Altho last month dropped to 740.
However my alt has always been high. My first ever alt reading was 104, than 100, than 90, than 70. Last month it went up to 99 and last weeks reading was 140 :-( I've been tested for all hep a,b,c and I'm negative. Also had boosters.
Im worried and confused as to what's going on. I've read about it on the net which has only Made me more scared :-(
I am going to see the consultant next week to discuss this issue. Has anyone any advice on what may be happening ? And is this common to happen.

Kind regards ID

Offline newt

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Re: Raised alt
« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2012, 07:01:43 PM »
That is barely 2 x lab "noraml" range. Maybe you always have high ALT levels. Clearly, if you want to do sommat about it vis a vis HIV meds, you have options but at around 100 I personally wouldn't sweat too much. ALT is affected by many things, from weight, to diet (buirgers, chips = higher, veg, mung beans = lower), genetics, alcohol and pain killers. And yes HIV meds, but around 100 is not really a worry.

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

Offline Id81

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Re: Raised alt
« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2012, 07:11:45 AM »
Thank you Matt, for putting my mind to rest. Hopefully it will all get sorted next week. Your reply was interesting. My diet is generally good, i hardly drink alcohol. However I did take painkillers for about 11 days as I had a nasty cold that I couldn't shake off. I was taking them every 4 hours. My alt had already risen before that from 70 odd to 99 tho. However it was after that I began with a cold and hit the painkillers. My next alt reading was 140.
I will be careful with painkillers in future, I did wonder whether it would affect at the time. Is there anything else you know of of that is good for the liver ? Anything I can take ? Milk thistle ? Or any supplements ? I will discuss my options next week with the consultant.
I just wanna say thanks so much for taking the time to reply to me :-)
I feel a lot calmer since I read your Reply.  Hope you are well.
Many thanks.  :-)


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