I have so much I want to say and write about, but I just received a call from my gastro that has me quite distracted. He just received my latest blood test results and my liver function tests are "extremely high." I think he said the numbers are quadruple what they should be. I don't know what this all means for me, but he has me scared. I knew that Betaseron could do awful things to my liver, but I didn't know exactly what these awful things were. Notably, he mentioned that it could create some sort of autoimmune Hepatitis as my body begins to attack my liver. Lovely. He told me there isn't much he can tell me from the one general blood draw that he had done, but he's going to collect my history and he's sending me a more detailed order that he wants me to do ASAP. Interestingly, I've had liver function tests done before and the last time, July 22, was a few days after I started taking full doses of the Betaseron and one of my tests was elevated. I told Dr. H all of this and he asked me for two specific numbers from the results (which I have on hand), AST and ALT. In July my AST was high normal while my ALT was slightly elevated (deemed "not clinically significant"). Now they are both elevated. Really elevated. The good news is that my ultrasound was clear and my liver looked normal. He also cleared me to do the emptying study, so I'll call in the morning to set that up.
But folks, I'm worried. I really don't need something else to go wrong.