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... It is standard procedure that when on a statin, your liver enzymes should be monitored. ... (2 replies)
Liver Problems
Nov 5, 2004
... The "something on his liver" is going to require a needle biopsy at the very least. It could be inconsequential like a hematoma, or VERY consequential like a carcinoma mass. A colonoscopy is called for now also, because a the first metastases from the colon are usually to the liver. It sounds like they want to do an exploratory operation to assess the damage. Finding out... (2 replies)
... Anyone know where the cut off point is for niacin doses to prevent liver damamge. I'm presently on Lipitor, but i don't have a drug plan and it's costing me an arm and a leg.... ... (9 replies)

... I do not believe I am loosing muscle as I am building muscle in doing power yoga and can see a difference in my tone. I work at a pharmacy and my PharmD thinks its a very stange blood test and suggested a retest. I have an appointment with a new doc tomorrow that will hopefully shed some light on the whole thing. I feel I am over what ever it was that was making me feel ill... (10 replies)
... point strongly to liver damage. BUT they can also show severe muscle damage. ... (10 replies)
Liver problems
May 5, 2001
... I was on lipitor for 2 years and have the liver blood test every 3 months. I am told over time it can cause liver damage and only shows up in the blood test! once it shows up you can not correct the liver damage. ... (7 replies)
... Milk thistle though great it would be best to check with your Doctor or Pharmacist. If your medication is processed through the CYP3A4 enzyme the level of the medication in your body can be increased. So it is best to talk to your Doctor or Pharmacist before taking any Milk Thistle. (2 replies)
... Go out and pick up some "Milk Thistle". Milk Thistle is a superior antioxidant and liver protector. Milk thistle contains silymarin, a flavanoid that has been shown to aid in healing and rebuilding the liver. ... (2 replies)
... Yeah, That's a gotta do something or you will have a heart attack. Will your insurance company swallow a consult with an expert hepatologist to make SURE that you should not take a statin. If the liver guy agrees the risk of liver disease is more significant than the serious risk of heart disease maybe you can try the last resort: the Ornish Vegan Diet with... (4 replies)
... Does you DOCTOR believe that your liver problem countermands your use of statins? ... (4 replies)
... are AST and ALT. If those are normal, there is likely nothing to worry about as far as your liver is concerned. ... (9 replies)
... I too was a heavy drinker, until I had a ultra sound done which showed a "mass" on my liver which propmted a CAT SCAN and that showed no cancer of the liver but turned up some ALCOHOL DAMAGE of my liver and was told to stop the booz -- all. Was off the stuff for over nine years and feel great. Botom line -- I drank ALCOHOL FREE beer and never wished it was the genuine... (9 replies)
... The liver test does not have to elevated to have severe damage to the muscles. It is now known that despite normal liver tests, a muscle biopsy can show the severe muscle damage. For an example, you will have an elevated liver test right after a heart attack. ... (24 replies)
... Your husband needs a liver workup very badly, get to a specialist. ... (4 replies)
... i think your hubby should take the matter more seriously. Liver problems can be an agonizing and painful illness. He should also try to get some exercise. ... (4 replies)
... rnmcd, As far as I know, the only thing you are taking which can possibly account for your high ALT reading would be the Lipitor. ALT is an important liver enzyme test used to assess liver damage in people taking cholesterol-lowering medications. Have you had it re-checked recently? What does your doctor say? As for the variations in your total cholesterol and HDL,... (2 replies)
... I have been on Lipitor for almost 4 years. ... (9 replies)
Liver problems
May 5, 2001
... ot affected my liver. If you read my post "results are in" you will see the numbers. Your doctor is supposed to order these tests periodically. Apparently a full liver panel is not necessary all the time, mine is ordering just an SGPT next time. ... (7 replies)
... I also got cramps taking Lipitor. I also got neck and joint aches. When my liver enzymes began to rise my doctor switched me to a lower dose of Pravachol, which is a much milder drug. ... (5 replies)
... Milk Thistle can provide a supportive role for healthy liver function and protection. When I take any herb including Milk Thistle, I try and take it at least 2 hours later, not at the same time. ... (1 replies)

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