I had my 3-month follow-up visit on May 7th. The visit to Dallas included; an MRI, echocardiagram, bloodwork and Dr.'s visit. My pulmonary pressures are back down to the 50's range, which is exciting because last year around this time they were up in the 80's. I have been instructed to discontinue the coumadine and lasix medications, Yeah Again! And the best news of all, I have started decreasing/titrating down on my Flolan. So far, I have succesfully gone down 10 ng in one-month. Yeah! Yeah! Yeah!!!!
Since my May 7th visit, my ALT and AST levels went from doubling the normal levels to 5 times the normal range, which means my liver is "injured". While the most likely cause is the Tracleer medication-which can cause liver dysfunction-the generous amounts of libations I enjoyed during the month of May is also a factor for the dramatic increase. I have been asked to discontinue the Tracleer, while my liver functions are closely monitored with weekly (CMP) bloodwork, but also think it's wise to limit the alcohol.
You all may be wondering why all the indulging in May? Please see my next post....... COMING SOON!!