Posted by bulldog2 on April 26, 2008, at 19:21:54
In reply to Liver enzymes elevated due to Nardil, posted by 4WD on April 25, 2008, at 15:14:14
> Does anyone know if this is to be expected? Only two are elevated, SGOT and SGPT. One is only 1 point above normal, the other is 15 points above the normal range. My doctor (my internist) doesn't seem too concerned at this point but he is having me return for another liver panel four weeks from now to see if it has gotten better, worse or stayed the same. He said that if it weren't any worse, he wouldn't worry too much about it.
> I admit I'm a bit worried about it. I don't know what happens to you if your liver enzymes are elevated. And I worry that if they continue to elevate, somebody is going to tell me to get off Nardil, which I'm not willing to do. To tell you the truth, my liver can elevate its enzymes all it wants to but I'm not going off Nardil. I might be willing to lower the dose from 45mg to 30 but I am NOT going to descend into hell again, no matter what my liver does.
> Do I need to be worried? What happens if your liver enzymes are elevated? Will I have symptoms? What would they be? Will it permanently damage my liver?
> Thanks for any help
The liver is very resiliant and can repair itself once the chemical irritating it is stopped?
Have had dogs on prednisone which elevates all the liver enzymes (very high) and they went down to normal once the pred was stopped.