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Sweat smell of ammonia 6 years 5 months ago #17182

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Hello,

Can I ask please, does anyone have any experience with sweat smelling like ammonia or know of why this happens?

Son has it.
He is drinking lots of water around 4-5ltrs a day.
Healthy diet.
Exercises regularly.

I wondered if it were the generic Harvoni side effect?

Or something else?

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Sweat smell of ammonia 6 years 5 months ago #17186

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Should add he is fine otherwise, works out hard, studying hard, etc.

I can't really smell it on him, maybe a faint smell but nothing bad.

It's preventing him from going out though.

Good thing is his extremities acne/spots/rash is almost gone, those got angry red when he worked out.

He looks really well. Good colour, weight stable, eating well.
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Hi,
I have always worked out and have noticed the ammonia smell after particularly strenuous ones. I have also smelled it on others after running long distances. I am no doctor, but I think this is normal.
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Started tx 10/23/15 (Meso sof & led) ALT 48 AST 28 v/l 1.6 mil
11/17/15 4 wk lab ALT 17 AST 16 <15
11/18/15 Started Harvoni
12/16/15 8 wk lab ALT: 15 AST: 13 V/l UND
1/14/16 Fin. Tx
7/07/16 UND SVR 24
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D...that article by Mike is very informative. Not to instill FUD (fear, uncertainty, doubt),
but my mom passed from liver disease with a strong odor of ammonia plus she was
diabetic #1. Ammonia is a byproduct of liver issues.

I'm sure your son is fine, but have it checked out. Maybe Dr F could shed some more
light on it.

Good to hear your son is doing great. The odds are way in your favor that everything
is good and will be good in the future....e.
contracted Gen 1a in the 70's, dx in 2007...ast 27 to 35...alt 43 to 96...vl 1.2 mil to 8.6 mil.
biopsy F-2 (2012)..pre tx results 1/23/16 ast 32, alt 46, vl 3.1 mil
tx started 2/11/16.... lab results 2/24/16 ast 18, alt 18, vl <15 IU/ml
28 days later.............lab results 3/9/16 ast 21, alt 21, vl UND
56 days later.............lab results 4/6/16 ast 20, alt 22, vl UND
139 days later...........lab results 6/29/16 ast 28, alt 30, vl UND...EOT
SVR24
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We do see high levels of ammonia in liver failure:

www.webmd.com/digestive-disorders/tc/cir...pathy-topic-overview

But we all have some ammonia from the metabolism of protein so I would pay more attention to the liver function tests than sweaty smells and also know that the best thing for Hep C liver issues is DAA medication to get rid of the root cause.
YMMV
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Blood work prior to starting generic Harvoni - next blood work in 2 weeks.

Bili- Total - 0.34 mg/dL. Range - 0.20-1.20

Alkaline phosphate- 71 U/L - 40-150

AST/GOT - 27 U/L - up to 34

ALT/GPT - 45 U/L. - up to 55

Albumin - 4.20 g/dL - 3.50-5.00

Globulin - 3.49. g/L. - 2.00 - 3.50


ESR rate - 2. Mm/hr. < 15
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It means he's burning amino acids for energy because he's not eating enough carbohydrates. Have him eat some high glycemic carbs before working out, like an apple, or grain bread or oatmeal and drink sports drinks during exercise (like Gatorade, etc) that his body can use as a quick source of energy .and I bet you he gets rid of the smell.

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That's it Mike, I'm not working out with you :lol:
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Can I please ask what DAA medication is?

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The Harvoni is a DAA...Direct Acting Antiviral

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My mother passed away from the same and she also had the smell ....caused by a long history of alcohol use.

But her son is a young kid who works out and hopefully they'll never have to go through what we went through. I mean, that's why we're here helping, right?

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I'm sorry ur family suffered. :-(

My son was an alcoholic for about 5 years. Stopped last year. Not a drop! :-) no recreational drugs either.
His blood work looks good and he's working out, eating well and drinking loads of water.

Thank u for sharing and helping!!
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I'm so glad your son stopped drinking, I can imagine how hard that must've been for you when he was an alcoholic, he sounds like he's well on the way to a wonderful healthy changed life.

Get him on the apples & sports drinks.

He's lucky to have a lovely caring, loving mum like you. :)

Love Cindi x
J the young dragon slayer is:
HepC 1a since birth
Male aged 15
VL 2000000
Started Twinvir/ 10-11-15-then Sof/led.
NO sides so far !
after one week VL : 37
after 4 wks VL : UND !
EOT 2/2/16 UND.!
4 wks. post tx results....pending....
7/3/16 VL result : 4 week post tx: SVR !
12 weeks SVR !
24 wks SVR yeeaa!!
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