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PattyLatty
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   Posted 6/13/2009 7:58 AM (GMT -7)   
You posted on another thread and I wanted to start a new one for you. You said:

"Okay, I am totally freaking out. I got a full physical last week and knew I drink more alcohol than the average person but when I got my blood panel back today I was totally shocked. My GGT level is more than 600!! I am 5'8" weigh 124 pounds, work out 4-5 times a week and eat well. I do take quite a lot of vitamins and am on topamax and zanax and ambien. I was on antibiotics when I got the test, can that elevate the level? I am going back to my physician next week for a follow up but have been looking up levels all afternoon and they are severly high. She told me on the phone there was some type of IV that they have that you can take once a week that would help lower, have you heard of that? Just looking for answers anywhere..."

Tell us more about yourself. What is your dx?

I don't know much about liver disease, but your GGT level should be between 5 & 80. You're right that at 600 your levels are severely high. Please tell your doctor about your drinking because it's highly possible that if that's not the cause of your high GGT levels, drinking could severely damage an already damaged liver.

Welcome to the forum! I'm glad you're here and hope you'll update us after your doctor's appointment.

Take care,

Pat
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