By now you’ve probably heard of vancomycin success stories umpteen times. Here’s another one.
If you haven’t read the topic I posted in March of this year, here’s a recap. I live in Sweden and have (asymptomatic) PSC + Crohn’s disease. I havn’t been able to find a doctor in Europe that’s willing to prescribe vanco, so I wrote a post on this forum. Thanks to your recommendations, a month ago I headed to the Mayo Clinic in Phoenix for a second opinion, where I was able to get a prescription for 250 mg vancomycin (Firvanq) 4 times a day.
My ALP, GGT, ALAT and ASAT have consistently been elevated, since I originally was suspected of having PSC. On the other hand, all other blood tests have consistently been normal. Right before I started vancomycin, my LFT:s were no different than what they usually were:
ALP 244 U/L (normal: <115 U/L)
GGT 136 U/L (normal: <61 U/L)
ALAT 93 U/L (normal: <55 U/L)
ASAT 75 U/L (normal: <48 U/L)
A month later (i.e. today), I had another blood work done and the results were:
ALP 144 U/L (normal: <115 U/L) [-41%]
GGT 44 U/L (normal: <84 U/L) [-68%]
ALAT 41 U/L (normal: <66 U/L) [-56%]
ASAT 35 U/L (normal: <46 U/L) [-53%]
To be fair, my LFT:s are not yet fully normal (since my ALP is about 25% higher than the upper normal limit). I’ve only been taking vanco for 1 month, hopefully my ALP will drop to normal levels untill my next blood test. Otherwise I’m going to need to increase the dose (since I’m only taking 1 gram per day).
Thanks for all the help,