February 2nd, 2010

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Health update

Woke up on Sunday randomly achy, for no good reason, and not obviously full of flu. By Monday morning it was no better, and I remembered a note in the leaflet about the statins I'm taking that I should talk to my GP about any unexplained muscle pain or weakness, so I went along and he took some blood to test my liver function, and also did some other tests at the same time, since they're due soon anyway.

GP rang this evening. Turns out I don't need to worry about the statins destroying my muscle tissue, as the blood test is all clear on that front. But the liver function test isn't right, in fact when they tested it last March it showed some signs of fatty liver (one aspect of the Metabolic Syndrome), and now it's looking worse. Dr Tweedale briefly considered sending me for a liver scan, but he's decided I should stop the statins for a month and then come and have the liver function tests repeated and see if it improves. I guess if it hasn't then I'll be off to the hospital again :/

Dammit, I've lost over 20% of my body weight, I'm practically out of the "obese" category by both BMI and body fat percentage. This sort of thing is supposed to get *better*, not worse. *sigh*

Still, the random viral achyness seems to be fading at least.