Hi I am 57 years old a female and I am going through a very confusing time at the moment, my dr did a fasting liver function test 2 months ago and all was elevated, however my ggt was 350. I got a scan which I was told was showing fatty liver disease, last month my ggt was 580, so of course my dr jumped on the are you a secret drinker wagon. I do not drink any alcohol and have not since my early 20s. I have had the alcohol question since 1992 when my liver test were also elevated. I decided to do some research and discovered a lot of meds which I was prescribed over the years can affect the liver I was on 40 tablets per day which I have now cut down to 12 my intention is to cut down even more. I have an underactive thyroid (20 yrs), low vitD,(800u x 2 daily- reading 23) I take mebeverine for ibs, which I have to continue treating, but I have removed my 40mgs of statins( lipitor) one of my two omeprazole (will remove the second one at the end of this week, 2 of my tramodol slow release (still on one as I have degenerative disc disease of the lower spine and cervical spondylosis of the upper spine) Gabepentin down from 3 to 1, folic acid and 2 levothroxine 150mgs.
In the last two months I have newly diagnosed type2 diabetis, a cyst on my left kidney, borderline celiac disease, constant chest infections and last week a kidney infection, I am on my 3rd antibiotic since late March.
I am practically housebound,for the last 6 or 7 years as too painful to walk very far, had to give up all my favourite hobbies as in gardening, walking and shopping as I am exhausted most of the time also.
I am sorry this is so long winded but I am terrified at the amount of things going wrong with my body at the moment and I am terrified of every teat as I am only getting bad news, I cannot understand if the stress my liver is under is causing all the other problems or if the other problems are causing stress to my liver as it is a egg/chicken delemma.
My upper abdomin is very swollen and hard and causing me great pain my dr is putting it down to weight and although I am obese I have lost 14ibs yet went up 4 dress sizes, I feel so poorly at the minute.
I have started taking milk thistle 6 weeks ago to try to help my liver to recover any other tips or advice would be very welcome thanks