Hi all, my partner who is currently on Betaseron has just found out she has very elevated liver enzymes. She's been on Betaseron for two months. She's been on Rebif and Avonex before, and discontinued both of them due to liver enzymes.
She tried Copaxone, but she had an allergic reaction 2 months into it (definitely an allergic reaction, not the crazy post injection episode).
We'd both really like for her to stay on Betaseron - of all the interferons, this is the one she is tolerating best (from an injection point of view). Her flu-like symptoms have been manageable.
Does anyone know whether liver enzymes can be managed using some other drug or supplment so that she can continue to take Betaseron? I've read some good stuff on alpha lipoic acid (or thioctic acid), but her neurologist has never suggested this, and I think he will just tell her to take a break from Betaseron for now.
A good friend has recommended that she go to a liver specialist - has anybody tried this with any luck? We're in Sydney.
Given that there are so many drugs that can cause elevated liver enzymes, surely there must be a way she can continue to take Betaseron safely...