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Elevated liver enzymes

Do people with ms have elevated liver enzymes and get dizzy a lot?
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A great many medications can cause elevated liver enzymes, the interferons being one class, but there are many more. Tylenol (acetominaphen), taken regularly or in high doses, is another. Often people don't realize that Tylenol is an ingredient in prescription pain killers, and if they take additional over the counter doses, they risk harm to themselves.

Alcohol in excess will also cause liver enzymes to rise. I hadn't read about the above-cited study, and am wondering how they controlled for all the variables I mentioned. It's quite a jump to suggest that liver abnormalities might be autoimmune-related.

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I hope someone can answer this for you. I have ms and elevated liver enzymes. I am very interested to hear everyone opinion on this
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The elevated liver enzymes do not go with MS. MS effects your brain, central nervous system and optic nerves. Ms can cause dizziness but many other things cause dizziness, as well. Are you seeing a GP? What do they think?

Alex
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I am seeing a neurologist at an ms care center on June 1st
Thanks for answering my question.
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Some people on Avonex have elevated liver enzymes.
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During early clinical trials with interferon it was noted that some MS patients NOT receiving interferon had elevated liver enzymes.  I know this has been written about a few times but my quick search only turned up the one abstract listed below.  As I recall, it was thought the abnormal liver function tests in MS patients was related to autoimmune dysfunction.  


Neurology. 2006 Oct 10;67(7):1291-3.
Liver test abnormalities in multiple sclerosis: findings from placebo-treated patients.
Tremlett H, Seemüller S, Zhao Y, Yoshida EM, Oger JD, Petkau J.
SourceFaculty of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Division of Neurology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada. ***@****


Hope this helps.
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A great many medications can cause elevated liver enzymes, the interferons being one class, but there are many more. Tylenol (acetominaphen), taken regularly or in high doses, is another. Often people don't realize that Tylenol is an ingredient in prescription pain killers, and if they take additional over the counter doses, they risk harm to themselves.

Alcohol in excess will also cause liver enzymes to rise. I hadn't read about the above-cited study, and am wondering how they controlled for all the variables I mentioned. It's quite a jump to suggest that liver abnormalities might be autoimmune-related.

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Lipitor and other statins used to control cholesterol can cause an increase in liver enzymes.

The prophylactic antibiotic I am on for chronic UTI's (hiprex) can also cause this problem.

Be sure to take your complete list of meds with you to your appointment for review.

best, Lulu
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thanks
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I had elevated liver enzymes that were caused from the meds I was taking. My doctor re arranged my meds and had me take milk thistle and it helped reguate them. Mine were like 3 times higher than they should have been, good to keep an eye on liver enzyme levels. I have mine checked regularly.

Hope you get yours under control.

Paula
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I have elevated Liver enzymes, but I also have NASH (Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis).

I also have elevated bilirubin levels, but I also have Gilbert's syndrome.

I guess the expression, "when it rains, it pours", holds true for medical or health situations.

Gilbert's Syndrome, can cause jaundice (yellowing of the eyes or skin).
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Thanks everyone.  Has anyone noticed "heavey legs" when the humidity hits?  I haven't seen a neuro yet to talk about possible ms diagnosis.  My appt is June 1 but symptoms keep popping up.  And different symptoms are showing up.  No
Pain though.  Just spasms.
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