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?
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. ***@****
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.
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.
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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