I went to my PCP for my January blood draw. Since the beginning of November, my ALT has gone from 24 to 56 (still in range according to my lab....but the last number still in the range!) and my AST is up a little to from 21, but nothing like my ALT.
Yesterday, my results came in and that's when I found out about the ALT. I am panicked. It's been down since June/July. I will tell you that I ate a lot of cookies over the holidays, still hate very healthy meals, ate lots of dark chocolate (that I don't usually do) and was much less active that usual. I walked maybe 3 times a week since the beginning of Nobember....a far cry from 6 times a week.
I've laid in the bed a lot because my anxiety was acting up knowing that I was going to have to see my dad for the first time in 3 years over the holidays and that my girls didn't even remember him. I had a mole removed from a very "private and personal" place and told that they thought it might be a melanoma. Luckily, it wasn't. Then, I've been REALLY worried about January's blood draw for my liver enzymes and my mammogram in February.
I ended up having my mammogram early...yesterday....as my doctor drew my blood earlier and found three lumps. They were all fine. When I got home, I had a message from the nurse stating that my ALT was at the very top of the range and that my RBC are at 5.24, with the limit being 5.1. Of course, I did all of the horrible looking and wish that I hadn't. I saw all sorts of scary stuff. I confess that I had to take Ibuprofen for a backache last week. I also took Xanax, my Visteril for my exema, my Effexor for my anxiety, Prevachol for cholesterol and Ambien to sleep. I know this is a lot of medications, but these were the same ones I took two months ago when the levels were so low.
I weighed this morning and I have gone up from 129 to 139 due to my not being so active, taking lots of naps and not walking as much as I should.
I plan on starting the good eating, the walking and the healthy foods (NO COOKIES/CRACKERS) as soon as I finish posting this.
Have I damaged my liver? Is this from all of the things I have mentioned above? Please have mercy on a girl who just was told by a doctor that she had to have a spot removed from her hoo-ha because it might be a melanoma and also, who went for a scary mammogram yesterday as my doctor found three lumps. The specialists, mammograms and sonograms couldn't even find one bump. CRAZY!!!!
Any help? Know why the ALT is high and why the RBC is above range? Everything else is perfect.
Thanks for putting up with me!