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Board: Myositis 02-28-2013, 10:02 AM
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Posted By ladybud
Re: Elevated CPK Level

Please also ask to get your thyroid levels and antithyroid antibody levels checked. That set of tests could help explain the shortness of breath (to some degree), the fatigue and fast heart rate. All...
Board: Myositis 02-27-2013, 08:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 9,075
Posted By ladybud
Re: Elevated CPK Level

Dear Blessed, It makes me so angry that Drs tell patients nothing is wrong when their tests show otherwise. They are doing a great disservice when they hide the truth. As much as we want to hear we...
Board: Myositis 02-27-2013, 10:47 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 9,075
Posted By ladybud
Re: Elevated CPK Level

Blessed... with your heart rate being so high, has your thyroid hormone level been checked? Autoimmune thyroiditis (Hashimoto's) can occur along with other AI disorders and sometimes causes...
Board: Myositis 02-26-2013, 06:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 9,075
Posted By ladybud
Re: Elevated CPK Level

I just moved from a two story home where we had lived for 22 years to go into a single floor home. Good decision! It is helping a lot. I hope you find something soon. For hope floats, I would ask Dr...
Board: Myositis 02-25-2013, 12:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 9,075
Posted By ladybud
Re: Elevated CPK Level

The ALT and AST enzymes can come from muscle OR liver tissue. So the lab can "fractionate" the enzymes, meaning separate them into liver vs. muscle to be clear on where the elevation is originating....
Board: Myositis 10-22-2012, 12:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 9,075
Posted By ladybud
Re: Elevated CPK Level

I am so glad you are getting some answers and referrals. Both referrals are absolutely appropriate, and the cause of your fast heartrate and shortness of breath should get figured out as well. Thanks...
Board: Myositis 09-20-2012, 04:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 9,075
Posted By ladybud
Re: Elevated CPK Level

Yes, you can get muscle weakness with myositis, and the CK level can be correlated. My myositis seems intermitten, and I can always tell when my CK is up. Mine gets to about the same level as yours,...
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