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08-21-2015, 04:40 AM   #1
BasedJawline
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Victoria, Australia
High ALT levels

alanine aminotransferase (ALT). Mine have been high the past year. Levels have been between 45-90 over about 9 blood tests and last one was 50. So nothing too extreme but it's still high.. What can I do for this? I'm on humira, salofalk and somac. everything else on my blood test is normal.
08-24-2015, 06:11 PM   #2
Miss Underestimated
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Location: Norfolk, Virginia
I think the elevated liver enzymes are a side effect of the salofalk. I had to look that up because it goes by the name mesalamine here. I had to take a drug that caused something similar. My doctor was watching it, and I came off that drug eventually.

I'd just make sure the doctor is paying attention. I wouldn't self-medicate. This is your liver we're talking about, so ask before you take anything else.
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*Sick since 1987; managed on my own;
*diagnosed 2008 when I underwent emergency surgery;
*various meds and tests 2008-2012,
*Jan 2012-present, Humira. No symptoms, but scopes indicated disease.
*6MP for all of 2013.
*2014 &2015 complete mucosal healing.

**Staying on Humira for maintenance**

The statistics I see so far for my situation seem pretty good. There ARE long term statistics for the Anti-TNF drug treatments now. I'm here to make them longER.
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