|CK of 2254
Aug 19, 2011
Hello Nelson: I noticed in a recent post that you said your CK level of 600 was very high. My recent CK level as of August 1, 2011 is 2254; my results have been over 1000 since November of 2009. I do not have heart problems, but my neurologist gave me an EMG test about a year ago and he said that I have both nerve and muscle damage. What are the implications of a CK level this high, and for this length of time? Thank you Jay in Denver
| Response from Mr. Vergel
This is one of the most puzzling things we are observing nowadays. And one that is hardly mentioned in conferences and CME doctor trainings.
Exercise can increase CPK since it breaks down muscle fibers before regenerating them for growth. But we cannot stop exercising in HIV!
I am planning a intraveneous pilot study in Houston using carnitine to see if CPK levels decrease and how long the effect lasts. Carnitine has been used in the past to prevent muscle related destruction and myopathy by AZT and adefovir (an old drug that is no longer used for Hep B).
In the mean while, take 300 mg of Coenzyme Q 10 and 2000 mg of carnitine orally and see what effect this combo has on your CPK, assuming that you can not ask your doctor to switch your HIV medications to others that may not be implicated in this side effect.
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