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Comment from: cmorningstar, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: June 05

I have been diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, but all medications approved for my condition have failed due to adverse side effects including, my liver enzymes raise to dangerous levels, and are now so high my Primary Doctor, is looking for an specialist to find out why? All I understand about it all is that my liver enzymes are now 3 times higher then they should be and nothing my Doctor is trying will bring them down in fact they are still slow to be getting higher with each blood test that has been done monthly now since November. They were rising before that back as far as August, but have gotten extremely higher even though I have been taken off all medications that could possibly affect my liver in any way and because of this I am also suffering most of the time. I also have arthritis in my hips, knees, and bursitis in my shoulders due to accidents and over work from repetitious jobs for many years. I have also had head and neck and back trauma due to roll over auto accidents, and other injuries, in the line of jobs, and being a very active horse trainer when I was much younger, but it is my concern with my liver now, and the fact that I can do nothing for my pain because of it. Does anyone have any answers for me? I am still awaiting a decision on a Disability Claim, and therefore I am on Medicaid, for insurance, therefore it is hard for me to find a specialist that will take my case. I no longer drive due to a history of seizer's too. Does anyone out there have any advice or way I can be helped?

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Comment from: MacSue, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: May 18

After having a live biopsy I was diagnosed with cirrhosis. Now I'm wondering if the medication I was on caused an elevation in liver enzymes that caused the outcome of the tests. I was on Avalide for high blood pressure. My doctor told me that the blood tests would show an elevation of liver enzymes. Now I'm wondering if the biopsy was necessary. My blood tests since then have all come back with in range. All medications given to me caused severe symptoms. Also blood was sent to a California company and they sent back the information that I had autoimmune hepatitis, or cirrhosis. I'm totally confused. Seems like maybe during the time for the original blood tests that sent me to a liver specialist showing an elevation was because of the medication for high blood pressure. That was also when my sample was sent to California. No one seems to want to answer my questions.

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Comment from: vans, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: August 12

I had 2 cortisone injections over 3 months for frozen shoulder (adhesive capsulitis) now shoulder is totally mobile and I'm pain free. This was after several sessions of physiotherapy which did not help at all. The injections worked a miracle with no side effects whatsoever.

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Comment from: annieann, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: July 08

I have hepatitis C and cirrhosis of the liver. Right now it's just hard to deal with, it goes on and on with the liver blood tests, it's been 13 years since I was told of my situation.

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Comment from: I, 75 or over Female (Patient) Published: December 05

My ALT was 17 and I was afraid that it was too low. I am relieved since I had the test yesterday and had no one to interpret the results. The testing was a normal pre colonoscopy procedure.

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Comment from: truecolors, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: August 23

I am a 30-year-old female with hepatitis C. I believe I have had this going on 7 or more years. I had Wegener's granulomatosis diagnosed back in 2012 and I'm now currently in remission. I just had testing done and found my liver test levels to be -- SGPT 645 and SGOT 300. I know that is very high. I don't drink and I eat healthy. Last time I was checked, my hepatitis C levels were detected in my blood but at the lowest levels (so basically non-existent). I'm getting an ultrasound soon. Has anyone had high levels like this before? My right side constantly hurts and I often have bad headaches. I'm afraid I have liver damage. It's obvious due to my high counts that I have some type of inflammation.

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