Join the Meeting Place for Moms!
Talk to other moms, share advice, and have fun!

(minimum 6 characters)

Worried about my mother

Does anyone know anything about drug induced liver damage? My mom has been on a certain antidepressant that can cause elevated liver enzymes if not watched. Regular blood work needs to be done to check the liver when on this medication. Anyway the doc recently told her that her liver has been damaged and now she's having an Utlrasound to see just how bad the damage is. I'm worried sick! The thing that worries me the most is that she's a drinker and I think the damage might be caused by this. She has since stopped drinking but is pretty much in denial that the drinking caused it. Does anyone have any information or experience on either drug induced liver damage or alcoholic liver damage??? I would really appreciate it!

Answer Question
 
blainesmommy03

Asked by blainesmommy03 at 4:36 PM on Nov. 11, 2008 in Health

Level 1 (0 Credits)
Answers (3)
  • If you are referring to Serzone. I just recently got off it after 11 years, but I think the majority of people who experienced liver problems were alcoholics. I would say more than not it is the alcohol. She has Cirrhosis of the Liver most likely. My grandfather died for this. The alcohol is what damaged the liver.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:43 PM on Nov. 11, 2008

  • She was taking Zyprexa.
    blainesmommy03

    Answer by blainesmommy03 at 4:45 PM on Nov. 11, 2008

  • I don't have any information, I am sorry. This is a terrible worry for you and your family. I hope that your mother will be OK.
    Bmat

    Answer by Bmat at 5:22 PM on Nov. 11, 2008

Join CafeMom now to contribute your answer and become part of our community. It's free and takes just a minute.
close Cafemom Join now to connect to other members! Connect with Facebook or Sign Up Using Email

Already Joined? LOG IN