high ALT test result - should I be concerned?

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by Bunchy, Dec 16, 2005.

  1. Bunchy

    Bunchy New Member


    I had a health check up recently and my liver enzyme ALT was up (I don't know how high - doc didn't say and didn't seem concerned as all other results were normal)

    A few days before the tests, I had finished a two week course of antibiotics for a tooth infection - does anyone know whether that might have caused the high ALT??? Or is it more likely that the cocktail of sleeping tablets, muscle relaxants and antihistamines that I take are the cause?

    Any input much appreciated,

    Bunchy x
  2. windblade

    windblade Active Member

    I just got my ALT down from High to Normal, using milk thistle capsules, ginger capsules, and, I think lecithin.

    There is also dandelion, turmeric and other things that really help. I will have to do this on a regular basis, and be tested every 3 months since Ican't stop any meds.

    I think it IS really important - because the liver filters everything!

    I would recc. doing a search here because there have been many posts on this.

    p.s. I took the supplements for about 3 months, and went down 10 points.

    Good luck. Thank God these herbs work so well.

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