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    I was getting blood work done to check my health for going on a medication when we found out that my AST, ALT, and Alkaline Phosphatase levels are all high, but especially the AST and ALT are ridiculous.

    Values are actual/normal maximum
    Alkaline Phosphate = 181/150
    AST=133/40
    ALT=261/55

    Just wondering if anyone here has any idea as what that could mean - I am working with a doctor on this, but outside ideas couldn't hurt to check into. I was taking multi-vitamins, ginseng, and minocycline, all of which I am stopping and then getting re-tested in about 3 weeks.

    On a better note, cholesterol levels are exactly 1:1. Kickass.
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    Have you used any AAS or other supplements?



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    I tried creatine and the free sample of leviathan for a few days but really didn't feel the need to continue them, and that was like 2 months ago either way.

    The only supplements I have actively been using are a multi-vitamin, ginseng, fish oil, and whey protein. I was also taking minocycline for my skin.
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    How long have you been using monocycline?


    There has been links although rare to Liver and kidney problems in long term use.

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    Ah yeah, the minocycline is definately your problem then.

    As minocycline is a widely used drug, clinicians should be aware of the risk of HS, even in the presence of neurological abnormalities. Early warning signs include an acute rash with fever, eosinophilia and elevated liver enzymes. The drug should be immediately and definitively withdrawn for the patient. If used, minocycline should be strictly monitored, especially in African or HIV-infected patients.
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    Been using it since around the end of April, and that was what my doctor thought also. As of today I'm discontinuing using it, the multi-vitamin, and ginseng, and in 2-3 weeks I'm going to have more blood work again to hopefully see that the enzymes have gone back to normal.
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    Been in the cage with Bas Rutten? Car crashes? Rough landing while base-jumping? Impact trauma also throws your levels out of whack.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoneCrusher View Post
    Been in the cage with Bas Rutten? Car crashes? Rough landing while base-jumping? Impact trauma also throws your levels out of whack.
    I have been hitting myself in the face with a brick lately....
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    Quote Originally Posted by danzik17 View Post
    I have been hitting myself in the face with a brick lately....



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    Alot of those western meds can have some pretty nasty side effects.. that's why I personally prefer to attack things dietarily if I can put it together.
    Do you do many bitter or estrigent ph.s and green herbs in your diet???

    Chinese med practioners have this red bark and bits ( ??) combo cleanse that I've used before and found quite good . $20 aus for 7-10 days worth of daily 1 lt brew bags. and 1 round usually being all you might need.
    worth mentioning anyway .

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    Nah I don't think I need to do any kind of cleansing, just stopping the medicines I am on will probably set me right.

    I will say I really should work harder at eating more vegetables though, I'm sure it would help out a lot. Sadly, that's one of the only remaining parts of my diet where I'm doing terribly
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    Been there, frequent use of the cyclines (usually for Acne) can elevate your liver enzymes (or at least they did for both my brother and I). The cyclines can beat up on the liver in some folks. I wouldn't even bother getting worked up over the ginseng and the multi-vit. My money's on the cycline.

    Keep this in mind in case you're ever offered accutane. You think your liver is getting fucked with now, just wait. If offered, make sure they take your liver reaction to the cyclines into account before going forward (ie: a specialist should be consulted).

    Look into alterantive acne treatments (assuming it's for acne). For me, the cyclines never worked out and you risk turning your teeth blue.
    Look more towards diet, play around with ratios and see what starts giving you results. Especially look at things designed to promote insulin rushes (and consider cutting that out. Knock out post workout shakes for instance). I found a higher protein, higher quality fat, low carbohydrate diet did wonders for my skin.

    This is all simply opinion, your doc has the last say for the obvious reasons.
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    Gordo:

    The blood test actually was for accutane, and yes my liver reaction was probably the #1 side-effect I was concerned about.

    I don't eat much that promotes insulin spikes at all - my PWO shake is just milk and whey, nothing really in the way of dextrose or anything.

    I'm not sure if a really low carb diet will work for me. I remember before I changed my diet again, I was eating more protein and less carbs and I felt like complete crap. Always tired and whatnot.

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    Since you're the diet expert , do you have any good resources for eating for clearing up/maintaining healthy skin?

    I've already cut out about all sugar and greasy foods minus one weekly or bi-weekly cheat meat for the most part. I do know that eating my vegetables would help a lot, which I'm currently not doing, need to work on that. Not sure if there is anything else I could be doing diet wise.
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    I would be willing to to something like a carb cycling diet so that I have a few low carb days in a row or whatever, I'd have to read up on designing a diet like that. I just know that for me, extended low carb diets just don't work, they leave me feeling like garbage.
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    Many people who go low carb are scared to increase their good fats appropriately. A lower carb lifestyle can take several weeks of adjustment. You do adjust, it takes time though. Look into the work of Cassandra Forsythe. Over the years I came to the conclusion that the cyclines are used to really only treat the symptoms and not the problem. Docs are way to overloaded to get into the dietary issues that are likely setting off the chain of events that promote acne. In other words they don't have time to consider all the other factors (lifestyle, diet etc...)

    Working with a ND might be of benefit in this case (as a suggestion). If you try to "treat acne" but change nothing else, you'll simply continue to have to live with it.
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    A had a lot of background talk with Trouble on the subject and the discussion of leaky guts came into play as well. You may want to research that topic alittle and see how it might apply to what you're eating now. Also look for past posts from Trouble; topic: acne ('my skin is disgusting' is one thread that I remember)
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    I got some good general information out of those threads, but a lot of the information seems tailored to the individuals though, so I really don't know how to apply it to myself.

    There are two things I can work on though: eating more vegetables, getting a better quality sleep.

    The sleep thing will improve dramatically in about 7 days; I'm moving off campus, which means I will finally have a single after 3 damn years of having a roommate. He's a good guy and all, been roommates for 2 years and friends for 3 years now, but his night habits continually keep me awake much longer than I would like.

    I'll work on ideas for a new diet over the next week or so and post them up, but I'm not going to be adding any supplements for at least 3 weeks. Even though they probably won't affect my liver, I want to let it settle down and become healthy again before I do anything.
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    I know youre probably snotting on my advice, but take it or leave it. Liver function and hormone balance has kiid of become a speciality of mine.( shrug)
    Lipofusion is another good one.. escpecially with the EE and L-tyrosine if youre planning carb cycling.
    Whatever. Good luck with your skin girly.

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    Lotus:

    I'm not a girl first off, but thanks for the advise. I won't be trying those pills though, at least not right now. There is no actual research that has been done on those pills, and no proof that they actually *do* anything. Not only that, but here is the fourth link down on google - Lipovox Reviewed... Acne, Wrinkle And Weight Loss Fighter?. It states right in there, with several customers backing up the review, that it is a scam and does nothing.
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    Okaay. My liver function results soar up past 75 x normal at times so I just thought I'd share what's helped me out over the past 15- 17 yrs of it, even though you replied how you did. Acne iis hormonal though. Hormonal correction can be re-balanced dietarily. It is my prefered method . I can see what you're not getting but good luck with your chem anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by danzik17 View Post
    Gordo:

    The blood test actually was for accutane, and yes my liver reaction was probably the #1 side-effect I was concerned about.

    I don't eat much that promotes insulin spikes at all - my PWO shake is just milk and whey, nothing really in the way of dextrose or anything.

    I'm not sure if a really low carb diet will work for me. I remember before I changed my diet again, I was eating more protein and less carbs and I felt like complete crap. Always tired and whatnot.

    Jodi:


    Since you're the diet expert , do you have any good resources for eating for clearing up/maintaining healthy skin?

    I've already cut out about all sugar and greasy foods minus one weekly or bi-weekly cheat meat for the most part. I do know that eating my vegetables would help a lot, which I'm currently not doing, need to work on that. Not sure if there is anything else I could be doing diet wise.
    n3 deficiencies are notorious with acne.



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    I do supplement 8g of fish oil every day and I believe another 2.5 comes comes out of my whole egg in the morning, so I should be sitting at 10.5g minimum, not including if I happen to eat fish that day or other omega 3 foods.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blooming Lotus View Post
    Alot of those western meds can have some pretty nasty side effects.. that's why I personally prefer to attack things dietarily if I can put it together.
    Do you do many bitter or estrigent ph.s and green herbs in your diet???

    Chinese med practioners have this red bark and bits ( ??) combo cleanse that I've used before and found quite good . $20 aus for 7-10 days worth of daily 1 lt brew bags. and 1 round usually being all you might need.
    worth mentioning anyway .

    Blooming tianshi lotus.
    Do you have a link for this?

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    Liver enzymes are apparently still elevated even after being off the minocycline for over 3 weeks

    Going to probably be seeing a specialist within a week or two, but in the mean time - anyone got any other ideas as to what it might be?
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    Did you have a hard workout before going for the test?

    How much protein do you get in you daily diet. What's your current body weight?
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    Have you been tested for hepatitis?

    What is your blood pressure?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gordo View Post
    Did you have a hard workout before going for the test?

    How much protein do you get in you daily diet. What's your current body weight?
    Nope, every blood test was done either before I worked out, or on an off day.

    I honestly have no idea what my body weight is since I really stopped caring and go by the mirror now, don't even have a scale. Protein I should be around 200g/day - probably should up that now that I think about it.

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    Have you been tested for hepatitis?

    What is your blood pressure?

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    I definitely know I don't have hepatitis, blood pressure I have no idea about at all honestly, I haven't had that looked at in a long time (last physical).
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    Quote Originally Posted by danzik17 View Post
    Nope, every blood test was done either before I worked out, or on an off day.

    I honestly have no idea what my body weight is since I really stopped caring and go by the mirror now, don't even have a scale. Protein I should be around 200g/day - probably should up that now that I think about it.



    I definitely know I don't have hepatitis, blood pressure I have no idea about at all honestly, I haven't had that looked at in a long time (last physical).

    How do you 'definitely' know you don't have hepatitis?

    Have you ever had a hep B test?

    Hep A, NO as this is acute and you would be yellow.

    Hep C is also a possibility, and I can't remember much about the other hepatitis viruses.

    They are nasty little buggers, highly virulent, easy to catch. Hep B can live in a wee bit of serum for MONTHS

    How long have your liver enzymes been elevated for?

    Do you have any other symptoms?

    ALT and AST are also in muscle tissue, they are not specific to liver.

    Alk phos is also present in bone

    What was your bilirubin?

    It may be that you suffered damage from the medication you were on, and your liver just needs some time to repair itself.

    Do you have any other symptoms?

    Causes of Elevated ALT or AST Values in Asymptomatic Patients*
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    A Autoimmune hepatitis
    B Hepatitis B
    C Hepatitis C
    D Drugs or toxins
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    F Fatty liver
    G Growths (i.e., tumors)
    H Hemodynamic disorder (congestive heart failure)
    I Iron (hemochromatosis), copper (Wilson's disease) or alpha1-antitrypsin deficiency
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tatyana View Post
    How do you 'definitely' know you don't have hepatitis?

    Have you ever had a hep B test?

    Hep A, NO as this is acute and you would be yellow.

    Hep C is also a possibility, and I can't remember much about the other hepatitis viruses.

    They are nasty little buggers, highly virulent, easy to catch. Hep B can live in a wee bit of serum for MONTHS

    How long have your liver enzymes been elevated for?

    Do you have any other symptoms?

    ALT and AST are also in muscle tissue, they are not specific to liver.

    Alk phos is also present in bone

    What was your bilirubin?

    It may be that you suffered damage from the medication you were on, and your liver just needs some time to repair itself.

    Do you have any other symptoms?

    Causes of Elevated ALT or AST Values in Asymptomatic Patients*
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    A Autoimmune hepatitis
    B Hepatitis B
    C Hepatitis C
    D Drugs or toxins
    E Ethanol
    F Fatty liver
    G Growths (i.e., tumors)
    H Hemodynamic disorder (congestive heart failure)
    I Iron (hemochromatosis), copper (Wilson's disease) or alpha1-antitrypsin deficiency
    M Muscle injury
    Hepatitis is most commonly distributed as an STD correct? If so, I don't have to worry about that one unfortunately

    Now when muscle injury is listed here, could this be a sign of overtraining or is that referring to more shock injury? I haven't been losing strength and have actually been making small gains, so overtraining never really entered my mind.

    To be honest, I have no idea how long I've had the condition, I just found out I even had it about a month and a half ago.
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    Quote Originally Posted by danzik17 View Post
    Hepatitis is most commonly distributed as an STD correct? If so, I don't have to worry about that one unfortunately

    Now when muscle injury is listed here, could this be a sign of overtraining or is that referring to more shock injury? I haven't been losing strength and have actually been making small gains, so overtraining never really entered my mind.

    To be honest, I have no idea how long I've had the condition, I just found out I even had it about a month and a half ago.
    Hepatitis means 'inflammation of the liver'. It is that most of the usual causes are viral.

    Autoimmune hepatitis is not an STD. It would be your own immune system attacking your liver.

    You could, theoretically, contract Hep B from kissing (if you has small microfissures-brushing teeth in your mouth) the sucker is that virulent. Seriously, it is scarier than AIDS IMHO.

    You haven't had sex in a long time then? ANY sexual contact?

    I do find it interesting that people think they would 'know' if they had something cause they don't sleep with 'dirty' people. I am not saying this is you, but it is common.

    It is, more than likely, the drug you were taking. Do you know the clearance time for it?

    When are you getting tested again?

    Did you have any other blood work done? A CBC/FBC? U/E? or Urea and BUN I think they call it in the US

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