very high GGT levels anyone?

I have consistantly high GGT levels in my blood tests over several months. The dr sent me for a liver scan which was clear then nothing more was said about it, except for asking me how much I drank! With all my painkillers more than the occasional glass is a distant dream !! I am concerned about it because I dont know if this is common with fibro or not. So is any one else in the same boat?

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  • Lots of different medications can cause a raise in GGT levels, especially NSAID's and drugs to lower cholesterol so it could be your meds that are causing it.

    It's not something I've had, but I do have to have regular blood tests to check my liver because I take statins ( or at least I'm supposed to ).

    If you're at all concerned go back to your GP and ask for further info .

    Hugs

    xx

  • Hey I had an episode in Feb 2010, where I was taken to hospital with pain in upper right adomin and during bloods tests, my bloods where deranged bloods 500 and something. I was kept in for a couple of days, as I was also dehydrated.

    They also kept asking if I drank, like you I do not because of all the meds.

    On discharge, I actually felt like they were implying, I had a drink problem.

    The more I said I did not drink ,the more the eye brows were raised.

    I was bascially discharge being told, do not drink or you will be back here. I was ordered to have blood test which fell to 340 and then to 40.

    My GP is very good and I explained this all to her and she said I know you don't drink, but binge drinking could have been the cause.

    She then said could be the antiviral medicine I take for reocurring shingles. I stop these, two days later I had shingles.

    At present still taking all meds and bloods are back to normal. I am waiting to see the medical team at hospital to investigate reocurring shingles, so will question this.

    So I hope I get some answers soon, I would agree with Helen if you are concerned speak with your GP for clarification.

    It is so hard when what is wrong, is not explained. Take care hope all works out.

    Lou x

  • hi hunny you should ask your doctor about you being on pregabolin and anatripoline they may be why you are having the high test results

    so ask him about it i get asked the same thing of diferent doctors .

    so i stick to the same one now . but i still get it os the consultions at the hospital

    sory about spelling but got up this morning and eyes don't seem to whant to fockus and brain doe's not seem to whant to start

    soft hugs hope that helps kath xx

  • same here high level pointing to a liver problem, only had a few glasses of wine a week, now I dont drink at all

  • HELLO I had the same thing had all tests was told not to drink any more THEY DID NOT TAKE ANY NOTICE OF ME WHEN I TOLD THEM I DONT DRINK AFTER MORE TESTS THEY DID SAY THAT IT WAS DOWN TO ALL THE MEDS THAT I HAVE TO TAKE HOPE U R ALL O.K LOTS OF LOVE BETH2 X

  • I have had same thing and after undergoing every test available including liver MRI and asking them if they would like to breathalise me, they finally admitted it could be NSAIDS. I stopped them and it has never happened again.

  • Thanks all of you, just knowing that its not uncommon has set my mind at rest. So a big thank you ! where would we be without each other??

  • turmeric is a great help I drink a few spoons mixed with milk

  • helloo whats bad count for ggt mines 188

  • Hi, I m new here, but an active member of the atrial fibrillation and diabetes forums. My gamma gt was up to 235 last week, alarmingly. I have non alcoholic fatty liver disease but that result was a shock. Gp only wants a phone chat in ten days. I don't know what it means. Have you talked to your gp mightofguessed?

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