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Re: SSRI's and Elevated Liver Enzymes

Posted by blkvettes on April 3, 2003, at 19:14:17

In reply to Re: SSRI's and Elevated Liver Enzymes blkvettes, posted by 88ivories on April 3, 2003, at 18:54:01

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> > Hi there, now I am curious again. I was on paxil and then zoloft for a month. I ended up in the ER with severe stomach pain. They did blood work and my liver enzymes were 6 times normal. They kept coming down slowly each time they checked. I ended up having a liver biopsy and they thought they saw a tumor. Turned out to be scar tissue. Last month I had the blood test done again but have not gone to get my results. Could you give more info on your liver problems I am very curious. By the way before I started the paxil and zoloft my enzymes were normal. I know this because I had many trips to the ER with panic attacks and my wife had me sent to the nuthouse part of the hospital for 1 night where I was finally diagnosed. They did complete blood work. THANKS!!!!!!!!
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> After I left the doc that had me so doped up I was running red lights and sleeping when I wasn't on the road, I began to take matters into my own hands. It seems with some of these psy'ists that the more you tell them, the more labels they throw on you. That's another subject. Anyway, a good doctor won't do this to you. After reading some the the Peter Breggin material and a through physical with family physician, I realized I had documented proof that I had some serious physical issues. I am an otherwise healthy 40yr. female, fit, etc. I was sent to an infectious disease guy who said I had fybromyalgia (ha), sent for CAT scans for a possible tumor or enlargement of the liver. The liver enzymes continued to rise over 2 years. I had terrible muscle fatique and joint pain (i.e., the fibromyalgia diagnosis). I started researching the web and started finding some similiar problems in other users of Luvox. I told my doc that despite his reluctance to take me off the meds (I had already stopped the Depakote), that I was going to start a gradual taper. When I got to 75 mg of Luvox and stopped it altogether (including the last mg of Klonopin) I hit the wall and ended up in the ER. I noticed that my liver enzymes had improved. After getting completely off the Luvox and Klonopin and 7mths on the Celexa (20-30mg) and 5-10mg of Valium daily, my liver is normal. No more joint problems, muscle fatique, neck cricks, etc. I don't have the energy I would like, but feel much better. My goal is to someday be med-free, if that is possible. :)
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THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!


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