Fibromyalgia and Liver, please help

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by UsedtobePerkyTina, Nov 2, 2009.

  1. UsedtobePerkyTina

    UsedtobePerkyTina New Member

    I have a friend who has fibromyalgia. Recently, some test results show some abnormal livery function. Her enzymes are high and the docs (not FM specialists) suspect hepatitis.

    Can anyone give some helpful info. I did a ten-minute research I saw the FM and CFS patients may have more toxins in the liver. But I didn't see the results that could come to the liver from those extra toxins.

    I know you guys are more knowledgeable in the science on all this than I am.

    Can you give some info on liver and FM connections?

  2. Beadlady

    Beadlady Member

    I don't know the answer to your question but I do know that beets are really good for our liver to help remove toxins.
  3. campbeck97

    campbeck97 New Member

    hi, I have had Fibromyalgia for many years and I also have elevated liver enzymes at times and at other times they come back normal range. My Dr has tested me for all kinds of things hep being one of them, which is always neg. Thank God. She did do a sonogram which showed fatty infiltration. My Dr. told me to be sure as to what actually is going on she would need a biopsy which I declined. I am trying to lose weight as I have read about being overweight can cause fatty liver. I have lost about 50 lbs but havent had the test repeated (but I was suppose to about three months ago but was sick so cancelled. I will get it checked soon tho just to make sure they are not getting any higher. I m sure im full of toxins as i take several medications for the fibromyalgia. Hope this helps some. God Bless you and your friend
  4. gapsych

    gapsych New Member

    Has your friend seen a doctor who specializes in Liver Conditions?

    Some of the medications we take can elevate some of the liver enzymes. My doctor has me get tested every six months because of these medications.

    I would not advise taking liver cleanses, detoxers, supplements as they can screw up your liver enzymes and have not been proven to work. Your liver should be able to handle any toxins and if it isn't your liver you would be very sick and most likely in the hospital.

    I always thought a diagnosis of hepatitis is pretty standard. But I am not a doctor so maybe someone with a medical background could elaborate on this.

    Here's a bump!!


  5. AuntTammie

    AuntTammie New Member

    while I would also caution about some liver cleansers and detox products out there bc they are probably not safe or effective, I have read quite a bit about milk thistle (esp when combined with Vit E) health posted a good study about this not too long ago - you should be able to find it in their library....there have also been quite a few other places that have mentioned it and people who have said that the tests they had done on their livers showed a lot of improvement after taking it, but those are obviously not scientific results - the study I mentioned is

  6. kat0465

    kat0465 New Member

    i had some trouble a few months back with a parasite cleanse, i was already taking a lot of supps, so when i added the cleanse, it was just too much!
    it wasent my liver but my kidney function went wacky! talk about scary!! im just glad my doc does blood work every 3 months, and i had only been on the cleanse supps for about 3 weeks when i had the blood work done,
    needless to say i stopped everything i was taking, and my kidney function was normal again.

    so you might look at your supps, and if you've started someting new recently, if stuff like that can cause my kidney function to be way off, im sure it can do the same with your liver.

    they kinda work the same way
    be cautious,and try not to worry. i know thats tough not to do
  7. Shirl

    Shirl New Member

    You are right about the Milk Thistle and the liver. My daughter had Epson Barr (Mono) and that really effects the liver. Her's were so bad it turned her brown eyes green, scared the heck out of us.

    She started taking the Milk Thistle Leaf and in two weeks, her eyes were brown again, and the doctor said her liver was fine. She took the Milk Thistle leaves in capsules.

    The doctor also told her not to drink any kind of liquor, sugar free sodas or anything with nitrates in it, no subtitue sugars at all . All that stuff causes liver problems. Also many medications will do that also.

    Shalom, Shirl

  8. AuntTammie

    AuntTammie New Member

    wow - glad your dtr is ok now.....that would be pretty scary
  9. Shirl

    Shirl New Member

    she is better now, thank you, but from what I understand Epson Barr stays dormant in the body. That is a serious sickness, but most people think its just a virus, by people calling it the: 'kissing disease', its a heck of a lot more than that.

    It also affects the spleen. She could not lift anything heavy for months as they were afraid of her causing her spleen to burst. It affects the liver badly as well.

    Its also very contiguous . She caught it from a customer that hugged her!

    Shalom, Shirl
  10. Gingareeree

    Gingareeree New Member

    I posted about this very thing on the detox board. I started feeling pretty lousy about 2 months ago. After seeing the Doc. had blood drawn, my enzymes were EXCEEDINGLY high. The probable culprit was a suppplement I added to my vitamin regimen. I just saw the gastro Dr. today,she said I had what is called a idiosyncratic episode. In that,this supplement might not be a problem for most people,however,it was for me. More blood drawn today to see if levels have tapered.I'm feeling lots better,but I do have a endoscopy/colonoscopy scheduled. Bottom line yes we think we're helping our bodies with all the supplements,but they can be a problem too.... Jeanne
  11. Gingareeree

    Gingareeree New Member

    Wow,that's interesting about the sugar free sodas..guess I'll quit those too,thanks for the info!~~Jeanne