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   Posted 10/30/2008 10:40 AM (GMT -6)   
At my last appt, my dr tested my liver.. is this because of the lyme or the meds(doxy) I am on? what can happen to your liver? common?

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   Posted 11/4/2008 2:10 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Hezzer! Since nobody has answered you, I will try to help, but I am not a doctor. You should ask your doctor exactly what he is testing for, and why. He/she should be willing to tell you. What I do know is that when the liver is suffering from damage, and it cannot do it's job well, then there are certain enzymes or substances that show up in blood tests that check for liver function. This alerts the doctor that the liver is suffering, so they can try to find out why. Some drugs can cause this to happen. I'm not sure about lyme, but I suppose an overworked liver caused by diseases/toxins is possible. I think it is somewhat common for certain drugs to do this. When the test shows the levels going up, the drug can be stopped, or the dose adjusted, and often the tests will return to normal after some time. I have experienced this. It is good that your doc tests you. It is an early warning sign to discover a potential problem.

Best wishes to you. bablymers mom

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   Posted 11/4/2008 11:11 AM (GMT -6)   
thanks for your help :)

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   Posted 11/4/2008 8:53 PM (GMT -6)   
My LLMD starts new patients with a abdominal scan for baseline so he can monitor the Liver (and I hope other organs)! I had a similiar experience as babylymers mom. I was told meds can (and do) build up in your liver. I had to stop treatment (IV's) due to >Liver functioning but it returned to normal after a few weeks. While I am on the Iv Rocephin, my doc prescribes Urso (not sure about spelling) specifically for liver functioning.

Hope this helps!
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Menningitis 10/07
Symptpms:headaches, extreme fatigue, insomnia
GP DX "Depressed & busy mom"
Saw Rheumotologist 2/08
Lyme test equivocal
LLMD seen 4/08
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