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Posted by Anna
on November 05, 2000 at 09:10:32:
Four weeks back I became very sick, with hard pain upper right abdomen, fever,
extreme fatigue, and general ill feeling. Blood test show elevated liver enzymes of around 700.
A panel showed Neg. for A or C.
Additional blood work show some evidence of Lupus.(the dr. never explain what that meant)
I had extreme fatigue, pain and some low-grade fever for about 2 wks.
Liver enzymes rechecked about a week after the initial text, liver enzymes were still elevated
Also was recheck for A and C Hepatitis and again negative.
1 wk later I started to feel better, the blood work( 2 wks after the first one) showed liver
enzymes at normal range.
My physician still believes that I have autoimmune. . I had my gallbladder remover 10 yrs
ago. There was no evidence of stones or blocked duct (I also had a CT scan of my abdomen.)
He believes that may have been the onset of autoimmune.
5 yrs ago I started taking synthroid because of Hypothyroid.
Now 3 wks later I have some pain, a few times low grade fever but generally I feel pretty good.
My doctor wants to do a liver biopsy
I am so confused. I am going to have the liver biopsy done. I just don't understand how
my enzymes can go back down to normal.
Can at times your liver enzymes go down to normal with autoimmune hepatitis.
I don't know if I should go to a different doctor, have my liver enzyems
checked again, or just go have the biopsy. I just don't know if what I am experiencing,
other people with autoimmune hep. have had the same up and down symptoms.
I am just so confused
I would appreciate you sharing any knowledge that you have on autoimmune
and if it can cause the symptoms to come and go.
thank you for your time
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