I see the doctor on the 8th of October. They rerun the regular Hepatic panel about every month for the past few years. The highest any of the numbers has been is 200 but they change back and forth. He said typical AIH patients don't hve levels that go up and down.
The AMSA done 3 weeks ago was 36. Drawn Friday, was 25, faint positive and some of my liver enymes were down to 95 nd 55 respectively. Yesterday the blood work was rerun while in the ER (after Hida scan) and the liver enzymes were back above 150. I have never had an AMSA before this month.
The AMA which has never been run before should be back Wed. same with the ANA which hasn't been run in a year or so.
The doc thought the first AMSA could be false positive somehow so reran all the tests. I also have a poorly functioning gallbladder based on HIDA scan yesterday and they are referring me today to a surgeon to have it removed. The doctor feels this may bring my regulr hepatic panel down since gallbladder problems can keep liver enzymes up.
i think he is still on the fence re whether this is AIH. The liver biopsy mostly focused on enlarged, full of water, fatty tissue.
Other diseases: progressive relapsing multiple sclerosis, fibromyalgia, behcets disease (inflammtory disease of blood vessels and veins), Alpha 1 antitrypsin (genetic disease affecting lungs and liver), hypothyroid, hashimotos, severe anxiety; PTSD;antiphospholipid disease, factor V Leiden elevtion factor Viii elevtion, (i.e. on anticoagulants); migrines. partial focal seizure; tenazapam; osteopenia, degenerative disc disease, herniated L3,4,5; chronic pain,reflux, anxiety, auto immune hepatitis;anemia, gallbladder disease (gallbladder being removed next 3 weeks); persistent elevated liver enzymes....I could go on but I'll stop here....
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