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Author Topic: Good CD4 & VL, bad SGPT/SGOT  (Read 1653 times)

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Offline april2014

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Good CD4 & VL, bad SGPT/SGOT
« on: July 28, 2014, 09:30:02 AM »

First post..

Diagnosed early April, and I think I was infected late February.. I had a week of a flu-like illness during the middle of March.

I've been on Atripla since late April. On the plus side the CD4 has gone from 300 to 750 and VL from 1,400,000 to 450. 

My worry is that SGPT/SGOT are now at 800/450. HCV was negative but I reckon it's to do with my drinking - I've almost always had a few drinks every evening for several years - SGPT or SGOT was around 70 in April before starting meds.

Upon the doc's advice, I actually stopped drinking daily towards the end of May, but still had weekly big nights out, including two in a row about seven days before this test. I felt groggy and tired for about four days afterwards; my thinking was that the enzymes would settle sufficiently after a week!

I'll certainly be cutting out the alcohol now, but would a change of meds also be sensible?

Offline Tonny2

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Re: Good CD4 & VL, bad SGPT/SGOT
« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2014, 08:52:35 PM »

    Hi april...what does your doctor has to say?...I would cut drinking at least while everything settles...your atrial seems to be working, congrats!!!...your doc has the last word about switching med...quit drinking, your life must be your priority...good luck    ;p


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