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Old 03-31-2019, 10:26 PM
 
Location: stuck in the woods with bears and moose
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Okay, we've had a pro and a con for statins. That subject is off topic for this entire forum so NO MORE! We want to keep this thread open.
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Old 04-01-2019, 03:50 PM
 
Location: ☀️ SFL (hell for me-wife loves it)
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Ms. Sheena, did you get your results back yet? (fingers and toes crossed)

I hope you're feeling well, as I'm sure all of us do.
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Old 04-01-2019, 07:29 PM
 
Location: The New England part of Ohio
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Ms. Sheena, did you get your results back yet? (fingers and toes crossed)

I hope you're feeling well, as I'm sure all of us do.


Thanks for asking. The responce was not exactly what I was hoping for better news, and I really don't know how serious this is.


I called all day long, hoping to speak to the doctor. Finally, at 5:45 PM, I got a call from his receptionist, not a medical professional. She said there are some "irregularities" but wasn't specific. She said "your HDL and LDL are very good" which was pretty much the least of my worries, since I haven't eaten red meat since 1989 and I limit dairy, and use milk alternatives.


Then she said "your liver enzymes are elevated, and Dr. wants you to have a sonagram and do the blood tests again.' When I inquired further about the enzymes she said "they aren't outrageous".


I am still very scared. I had a friend from college who called me about 12 years ago with the same news. He also had to have a sonogram, which revealed a spot on his liver. He died several years later at 53.


I am scared as hell. I wish that I was able to speak to the Dr. and not the receptionist. I was really in a fog when she told me. She quickly rattled off some numbers and I honestly don't remember what they were. My head was spinning.


She said that he wants to see me in three weeks and run the blood tests again then. I am unclear about when I am sopposed to have the sonogram.


In three weeks? Why? I am calling again tomorrow.


I'm sorry that my information is so unclear. Pretty much when she used the word "irregularities" I freaked out.


I don't have a great history when it comes to the women in my family.


A good friend reccomended milk thistle and aloe vera liquid made from the inside leaves of the aloe vera plant.
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Old 04-01-2019, 10:18 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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Sheena, your friend gave you a good recommendation. I've used Milk Thistle for many years and aloe vera off and on for years. Both good supports.
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Old 04-01-2019, 10:55 PM
 
Location: Middle of the valley
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Sheena, please do not take anything, until you know what is wrong.
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Old 04-02-2019, 06:00 AM
 
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Sheena, please do not take anything, until you know what is wrong.
Exactly. Call back and ask to speak with your provider. If they have one, I would also check the patient portal. The network I use has one and it’s full of information regarding my tests and results. I can even see the notes entered by my various providers. I like to look at bloods and such before I speak with the office. That way I’m prepared with specific questions, if necessary.

Also, elevated liver enzymes doesn’t necessarily mean something is seriously wrong. You said you had mono many years ago. Epstein-Barr elevates liver enzymes as does thyroid disorders.
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Old 04-02-2019, 06:23 AM
 
Location: South Florida
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Sheena, please do not take anything, until you know what is wrong.
Absolutely! Both of those supplements could interfere with making the diagnosis or interact with medications already being taken or about to be prescribed. If you were to develop new symptoms, how would you know whether it was, for example, an allergy to milk thistle, or an actual new symptom?
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Old 04-02-2019, 06:36 AM
 
Location: Florida
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When I lived in North Carolina I found that using a tanning bed once a week helped. It sounds like either SAD, thyroid issues or depression, maybe even sleep apnea. I would start with getting bloodwork done.
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Old 04-02-2019, 10:22 AM
 
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When I lived in North Carolina I found that using a tanning bed once a week helped. It sounds like either SAD, thyroid issues or depression, maybe even sleep apnea. I would start with getting bloodwork done.
If you read the thread fully, she has and even received prelimary results.
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Old 04-02-2019, 11:02 AM
 
Location: Wine Country
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Sheena, please do not take anything, until you know what is wrong.
This is the best advice on this thread. Keep us posted.
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