Imitrex liver damage

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your liver values, no matter what portion of your liver values might or should be affected by Tylenol, if there is anything abnormal about it at ALL, just to be on the safe side I would avoid anything that could have a negative effect on the liver. Sometimes the liver will regenerate itself and any previous damage is repaired, other times it won't. It's not worth taking the chance.
I had to call my Dr. since tylenol is a joke and does nothing except damage your liver. He called me in a Rx for tylenol 3 with codine. It helped but I hate taking that stuff. By now knowing pregnant women get migraines you would think they would have a medicine out there safe fer us that gets rid of the migraine without codine. I love my imitrex and wish i could use it during pregnancy. Maybe one day someone will come up with something...
It has no ability to affect the virus, reduce the virus or stop or slow liver damage other than by improving your nutritional status for treatment you need interferon/ribivirin. At this time there is no other way to get rid of it. Nutritional support is a good idea if you have Hep C regardless, if you treat or decide to wait.
//hepatitiscnewdrugs.blogspot.com/ Liver damage. Acetaminophen, the No. 1 nonprescription pain reliever, does not cause GI bleeding, but long-term frequent use or even large single doses can cause severe liver damage. In fact, acetaminophen overdosing is the most common cause of acute liver failure in the U.S., often as the result of suicide attempts.
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.
I copied this from http://hepatitis-central.com/ Patients with chronic hepatitis C often take the over-the-counter non- steroidal drug Ibuprofen (otherwise known as Motrin or Advil) to combat the joint pain that often accompanies the disease. But even a low dose could lead to unsuspected liver damage. "Patients frequently suffer from joint pain. Often, even physicians will prescribe ibuprofen when they should prescribe Tylenol," explains Thomas Riley, III, M.D.
Over 4000 mg/day w HEALTHY livers is enough to cause liver damage. They recommend you drink half your body wt (pounds) in ounces of water. EX: If you weigh 140 lbs, you should be drinking at least 70 oz of water daily. Sadly, if you don't have a good diet (and who does during this treatment?) all that excess water can flush out electrolytes and give you a wicked headache. Damned if you do, damned if you don't.
As for the percocet, you are on the maximum pharmaceutical dose (probably a little over the max as the max is typically 6 pills per day not 8) so there isn't a safe increase in Percocet that your physician can prescribe without the possibility of causing liver damage due to the increase in acetaminophen (tylenol) over the max daily limit of 4,000 mg per day. What your doctor can do is prescribe oxycodone without the tylenol.
I'm fortunate enough to be able to wait awhile and see what happens, my liver showed minimal damage in 2000 biopsy. Maybe the magic bullet we all are waiting for will appear soon. Well, thanks again everybody, your responses are really heartwarming.
I keep hearing that, but I still don't believe it.
Significantly cheaper than the red wine I LOVED to drink prior to tx!! I had little to no liver damage going in to tx which left me wondering how long to wait till I tx. Luckily for me I was able to take a little time and buy a home and get settled in to it beforehand. But, as much as I wanted for life to slow down and give me the 'PERFECT' time frame to tx.... it never happened. We had the family all prepped and I was ready to start when my husband got called away for an extended time.
I found some relief from drinking lots and lots of water, I Was taking imatrex and excedrin migraine, although I could use this all the time because i didnot want to damage my liver any further, I suffered alot with the pain from the headaches. but I got through it and after the treament was over, the headaches are a lot better. also a cold compress on the forehead and around the temples helped alot . I wish you the best. I am now taking atenol for my headaches it works fine.
*sigh*... I'm wondering what kinda damage I've done to my liver already. Thankfully, I can really say that the abuse did not set in until about 6 - 8 months ago....I've been using these things since 2001. But I have been abusing them...no doubt in my mind.
It can help provide relief as well as it can be used safely by most people. 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.
all normal..PCP sent me to Neurologist..had MRI, MRA, EEG Blood/urine ..all normal cept elevated liver enz. Other symptoms are ear fullness, hearing loss, balance difficulties. Neuro DX polyneurophathy from initail exam. Neuro did not personnally view MRI just read report(I asked) and his nurse called with "normal" results. 1. Do I need 2nd opionion or just wait this out? 2.Does MRI always show tumors or Multiple Sclerosis?
Did I do this to myself and damage something because I wasnt eating much? I just couldnt force myself to eat in the beginning on the Topamax. Now I have a lot of my appetite back, so I'm better at my eating habits. Did this dietary change screw up my digestive system?????? HELP!!! I hope my DR's dont think I'm some sort of hypochondriac since they cant seem to find anything wrong!
I had to have monthly blood tests to test for liver damage (it is rare, but can occur with most medications that you are on for a long period of time). I really do wish you well and hope you find some relief.
my dr. prescribed ULTRAM for chronic pain which he seems to feel runs with liver disease. its actually fibromyalgia-like but the fibro points arent sensitive. anyone have any experiences with pain meds? i dont take tylenol because of my liver, aspriin and ibuprofen dont agree with me either. i have fibrosis not cirrhosis and cleared the virus with treatment.
Based upon these positive factors, I decided not to extend. If I had any more negative factors going in (i.e. - greater degree of liver damage, higher vl, etc.) or had not cleared by week 12, I would have made the decision to extend. But I always keep in mind the power of the drugs we are taking - and the potential long-term damage that can come with them. Cumulatively between the mono tx and my current tx, I now have had 18 months worth of time on interferon.
As far as the hep c is concerned, I was very fortunate because I have very minimal liver damage. The only obvious way I contracted this was from a transfusion in 1976. Not one doctor ever tested me for hep but tested me for HIV because of the transfusion. I had placenta previa while pregnant and bled profusely, was given a c-section and blood to save my life. However, my little son did pass away. He only weighed 3lbs 8oz.
there is nothing wrong with trying to rid yourself of an infectious disease, even if you have mild liver damage. As a matter of fact, it makes more sense to try and do it while your health is good and your chances at svr at higher due to age and health. What makes no sense to me, is too chose to continue being infectious, but that is a road some take and if they are comfortable with it, it is their choice. People choose to get rid of benign tumors and non life threatening illnesses all the time.
, I have yet to see a study where extended tx increases SVR in naive geno 1's with minimal or moderate liver damage. The current medical recommendation is 36 weeks of treatment after being non-detectible. I do believe the high-riba approach can increase SVR in almost any patient group but I don't know any doctor in this country who is either running high-riba studies or administering high-riba treatment with the experience and sophistication of the sweeds. In other words, dont try this at home.
I could take more tylenol if I want but I don't want to because I don't want to damage my liver.... I believe maximum is 3,000 mg a day, right? That is why my previous Neuro Dr. gave me Norco 10/325mg so that I can take two with lower apap = 20/650 every 8 hrs for more relief of 20mg. You know what I am saying? Anyway, I left message on my previous Neuro's answering machine at his office. I hope they'll call me back and hopefully they'll take me back.
The only thing that did work was an inj of toradol, but it only lasted for one day, and my doctor said it can cause too much damage to my liver and such to be on long term. Before you ask, MRI, Spinal Tap, Sleep Ap Study all came up clean. My Question is there anyone else that has ever heard of having daily migraines that don't respond to any Treatments? I feel like there is no hope of ever living the life I did before the headache started.
Taking more than two at a time will be an overdose of tylenol, in which repeated overdoses can cause liver damage and possibly liver failure. So the max safe pharmaceutical dose from the manufacturer is two tablets every 4 hours not to exceed 8 tablets in 24 hours. I forgot to respond to your concerns about your anti-depressant. Anti-depressants take a LONG time to really start working.
There are unusual circumstances, in which, some one can have on-going liver damage and normal liver enzymes. Dear HFHSM.D-D.M. I am a 40 yr old female experiencing chronic URQ pain for the past 10 monthes. I have been under the care of a doctor. Had numerous blood work, endoscopy, ultrasound, abdominal x-ray, abdominal cat scan, bone scan, chest x-ray, barium swallow.
How would I know if I suffer from Liver damage? I hear that the codiene itself does no damage, just the tylenol. Liver damage comes with what sypmptoms? I drink 2-3 beers /day usually to wine down. If i stop this...can I save myself? In your opinion. Why are these doctors prescribing all of these pills for years on end to these people? With this knowlege.
I have minimal liver damage and also had low Iron. and also needed the procrit. Anyone chime in please.
I would not fear telling your doctor about these symptoms as some of them can be related to serious problems such as congestive heart failure, kidney disease or damage or cirrhosis of the liver to not so serious such as perimenopasal or menopausal symptoms. The edema may have caused you to gain water weight. I don't know your age or lifestyle such as whether you drink alcohol and so forth but the hair loss and weight gain could be due to a hormonal imbalance or one of the problems above.
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