Imitrex and liver function

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Elevated serum activity of GGT is found in diseases of the liver, biliary tract, and pancreas, and reflects the same spectrum of hepatobiliary disease as alkaline phosphatase, 5'-nucleotidase, and leucine aminopeptidase. You note in the comments below that there is no alcohol present. The ultrasound is a reasonable next step to ensure there are no gallstones or anatomic abnormalities present. You may want to ensure that the medications you are taking do not affect the liver.
We all have to function in our lives and take care of other children and ourselves. I honestly feel that if vicodin were THAT bad our doctors couldn't and wouldn't put it in the hands of pregnant women! We just have to be smart about it. It is amazing to me that we ALL have the same concerns about our unborn children. We're asking ourselves the same questions. I already have a 2 year old and as it goes, guilt and motherhood go hand in hand.
also could this drug alter my brain function since I know it is used for bi-polar and seizure disorder... I'd like to know more about this med both from a neurologists view and from a weight loss specialists view.
) My migraines have moved from above my eyes to behind my eyes and Imitrex is no longer working! All pregnancy tests are negative and I know that the booklet says that this can happen, but my goodness! No thank you. I will be switching back to my TriCylcen immediately!
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I continue to suffer the symptoms and have nothing to do but live through them. You are young and I pray that you find an answer to your problem early! If you do, please let the rest of us know. If you read the archives on this site, you will see that many are suffering with these same symptoms. However, Miniere's Disease supposively only strikes 1 out of 2000 people. Your stabbing headaches at the back of your head sound more migraine related to me.
I take very little supplements (milk thistle) sometimes, I have to take valium for leg cramps (if very painful)and I take aspirin and sometimes imitrex for migraine. (I was a nurse.) I am writing because of a new problem that I am wondering how to handle since, as a hepper, most doctors, other than liver docs, will prescribe to us the same as a "healthy" patient. This concerns me because I don't know (and they don't always know) if this is contraindicated in my situation.
I am a 34 year old female and have been using/abusing esgic plus for years. This drug is like fioroce fioronal. It was also originally given to me for migraines and I don't think most doctors have a clue as to how addicting it actually is. My mother has taken it and never became addicted but I was taking anywhere from 6 to 8 pills a day. I also could not function in the morning without two right away and then I would start to feel what I thought was normal. Here is my main concern.
She insists on teaching (college professor) and living alone, although she shouldn't be and really can't function, so I travel an hour and a half back and forth constantly to look after her, leaving my son with my best friend/ partner. My sister is pregnant and due in 5 wks. She lives 4 hours away. The oncology nurse said on Thursday she thought they would discontinue treatment and I let her and the oncology staff know that I desperately need their help arranging more home care for her.
He wanted me to use Imitrex every time I got a really bad headache that was turning vicious. Imitrex will actually trigger the migraine you're trying to avoid. Your stomach flips, and you're down for the count. I always wanted to wait before taking that medication and hate using it. Yes, it gets rid of the migraine within a few hours, hopefully, but you're still out of the game when you take Imitrex.
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The only other time this happened to me was after taking migraine medication (triptans, like imitrex, rellpax, maxalt) and these drugs are contraindicated where heart disease is suspected. Since these drugs brought this on in the past, I assume the problem to be an early cardiac warning... like a very mild angina.
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I have since had a baby last March and have been experiencing upper right abdominal pain right where my liver is. The Doctor thought it may be my gallbladder and we ran tests for stones Ultrasound and a Disida Scan with Kinevac they both were negative. I currently take Excidrine, Imitrex, and Darovcets for my migraines. My LFT's are normal now. Could this pain that I experience be from my liver when my LFT is normal? Is the medication that I am taking hurting my liver?
About six months ago my left neck began to hurt and I noticed what I thought was a lump there. I went to a head and neck specialist and he said that I had inflammtion of my Carotid artery(Carotidynia). The lump, I guess, was just the bifurcation of my artery that was swollen. The doctor told me to take an anti-inflammatory(ibuprophen) for 2 weeks. The pain finally diminished, but about a month later it started in my right neck.
I have researched both conditions, but PCOS never talks about chronic pain before,during and after menstruating, and pain during and after intercourse. My bowels are very messed up and I get really bad pain in my rectum. That is where my mom had a lot of it. I have no idea. None of my docs will do laparascopy. I have only had one U/S and a very long sharp vaginal probe, I forget what that is called. My blood clots are gigantic and never ending. I need some input from you intelligent ladies!!!
I do use imitrex for migraines, and it works. However, like I said I've this back pain since I was 12 years old and have tried everything, and the only thing that works is narcotics. I don't like it any more than you do, but I don't like the pain either. I just want a normal life, and it seems I've never had one. Gee, it must be nice for others my age to be able to go out and do things without having to come home crying because of the pain. That's all I want, is some fuckin relief.
I appreciate your questions and Ill try to answer them and give you some information that is helpful. When the liver is elevated and inflamed, it leaks liver enzymes into the blood and these can be detected with blood tests. When this happens, we say the liver enzymes are elevated or the LFTs are elevated. If someone, has normal LFTs, this is usually a good sign and it typically means the liver is fine.
I've gotten mri mra mrv ct and cta. Neurologist only said pressure in my head and gave me xanax and topimax recently stopped using because of the effect on parenting it just don't work xanax is a drug that prevents you of anything even for self. So after stopping that he gave imitrex I almost died, couldn't move breathe speak anything. I'm so scared, I've noticed when being surprised or any excitement I get so weak to the point I could barely stand.
You can have one glass of wine, take one tylenol and then have your liver function test and look like on deaths door. You can also do this, and take dandilion tea, some milk thistle and some other herbs and make your enzymes look like you are a 20 year old with no disease. You do not know the status of the liver either until you have a biopsy, either. If you are symptomatic, I urge you to not wait like I did.
5 to 6 years, though not that many a day. I have used Amerge and Imitrex for my headaches, but often times that doesn't work. My pain doc Rx'd Dilaudid (hydromorphone) for me about 3 months ago for breakthrough migraines. That seems to work well, better than the Imitrex or Amerge, but I have to take 3 of them on average to get rid of the severe headaches.
I have been to about 30 doctors- including ENT's allergists, neurologists, chiropracters, opthamologists. psychologists, dentists and everything else u can think of. All CT scans, MRI of brain and blood work keep coming back clean and ok. Nothing I try seems to work. There was a period of time about 3 and a half years ago that the symptoms lifted for about 4 months and then it returned full force.
I have had a biopsy and was informed by my doctor that I have very little liver damage, no cirrhosis, and my lab work is all pretty positive. He has informed me that I may never need to be treated. Although the news was all positive considering I have had it for about 20 years I still have several concerns. I have extreme fatigue, constant severe headaches. I currently take vicodin for the pain but am concerned about the amount of acetaminophen.
However, It can cause liver damage in people who take very high doses or who already have abnormal liver function . To reduce this risk, never take more than the recommended dose of acetaminophen: maximum of 8 extra-strength or 12 regular-strength pills a day. Make sure you tell your doctor about any OTC medications you take regularly. If the pain persists, you may need to consult your doctor and have a prescription medicine. Take care and do keep us posted.
When I treated I tried several different classes of Ad's and they all pretty much gave me the same bad effects, zombie like sx, couldn't function or get motivated and even made me more depressed so I just gave up trying Ad's. I was prescribed ativan PRN for the anxiety and that helped to take the edge off things.
Ok, migraines started 2 years ago - was given of different kind of medications until it worked for me. I was given of Tylenol #3 (as needed if Imitrex didn't help) and Imitrex for migraine. Then last year, I started having back problem. For few months, with first MRI, they didn't find anything wrong with my back. But neurogolist gave me 5/500mg of Vicodin for my lower back pain anyway and also take it for my migraine as well if Imitrex didn't help.
I get a lot of pain in my hips and sometimes have difficult moving them or with feeling like they need to "crack." It's nowhere near as bad as my neck and head pain, but nonetheless annoying. Ankle starts a lot of times when I walk. 3) Blurry vision: some days my vision gets very blurry for a few hours to the point where I have difficulty reading and driving. It goes away and then returns later. 4) Eyes feel like they are shaking when I close them.
I don't know for sure what your problem is but you need to get some blood work done such as a complete blood count, BUN, creatinine and chemistry panel and cardiac and liver enzymes and scans done such as a gallbladder, liver,kidney ultrasound . I don't think the IBS has anything to do with the other symptoms. Pain from the kidneys can be deferred to the front such as under your ribs. Congestive heart failure is usually when your are older but I'm not sure if it is always the case.
I've not done a lot of google on it - I came upon a few pages that all said the same thing, and then this forum. I know I can't keep taking them forever. My liver function tests have all been clean but someday, that won't be the case. And, my lack of energy is really bothering me. Maybe it's ME and not the drugs, but I've taken them for so long that I don't really know. I have a young child still and need energy! When you say it's going to get worse...and like hell....what do you mean?
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