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By ronwatt
#5062
As a retired medical laboratory technologist, I was wondering if there has been any research done on changes in any blood chemistry constituents measured on the blood of OT patients. I have noticed a slow but steady increase in blood creatinine and CPK (creatine phosphokinase) since the onset of my OT symptoms. Both of these constituents can be related to muscle metabolism but I have no idea if OT tremors could be a factor in these increases. These observations could be meaningless but it sure would be a step forward if there was an objective way of 'measuring' the severity of OT symptoms not to mention having a means of assessing the effectiveness of treatment options.
I would be most interested to hear from any OT patients who have had these two constituents analyzed incidental to OT diagnosis or treatment. Obviously, there would have to be a lot of research done to prove any of this(eliminate any other factor in abnormal results), but in a condition that is so subjective in symptom description, this may provide a ray of hope for OT sufferers.
If you feel uncomfortable posting results on the forum, you can email me directly.(rdwatt@shaw.ca)
Please include the reference (normal) range used by the measuring laboratory for each of the constituents as well as a possible reason given by your care provider for any abnormal (elevated) values.

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