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Will excercising cause a high liver enzyme count?

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I am currently on Accutane and the day I went for my first blood test I went for a run..actually ran that whole week. I am reading that exercising can increase your liver enzyme levels. What can I do to lower them? And how far in advance should I take it easy before going for my next blood test...seeing that I don't get a call from my derm between now and then saying that I can't take it anymore :(

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I am currently on Accutane and the day I went for my first blood test I went for a run..actually ran that whole week. I am reading that exercising can increase your liver enzyme levels. What can I do to lower them? And how far in advance should I take it easy before going for my next blood test...seeing that I don't get a call from my derm between now and then saying that I can't take it anymore :(

Thanks!

I don't know where you read that exercising can increase your liver enzymes unless our taking certian supplements or meds that wieght lifters or bodybuilders use. They can increase your liver enzymes.

I ran 5 miles a day and my liver enzymes were fine. I still got sides from accutane though, just not liver ones.

Accutane itself can alter liver enzymes and cause liver and cholesterol problems.

I have only read that exercising while on accutane has sometimes raised peoples CPK's....

http://www.rocheusa.com/products/accutane/pi/pdf

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Strenuous excercise or muscle injury before you have your bloodwork done will cause your creatinine (not liver enzymes) to come back high. I know this from personal experience. Mine came back high on my first round of bloodwork. The derm said it was because I had ran a lot (10 miles) the day before. After that, my derm advised not doing any intense workouts 24-36 hours prior to getting bloodwork done so that it would not skew my results from the lab.

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yeah i've read that REALLY strenuous exercising will raise liver enzymes.

to be safe, i don't lift for 48 hours before my blood test. i used to take a whole week off but there was no difference from 48 hours to a whole week off.

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