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This is my first post on this forum, although I have been lurking for a while.


About 10 months ago I was complaining to my psychiatrist that I was exhausted all the time. However, I didn't feel like I was really depressed. (although I suffer from depression and ptsd) At the time I was on lexapro, seroquel and lamictal. My psychiatrist decided to order some blood work: cbc, diffused and a thyroid check. The results came back that my thyroid was normal but I was slightly anemic and my white blood cell cound was on the low side. (3.3)

My psychiatrist believed the problem could be with the lamictal so we decided to lower it. Fast forward 6 months as I was weened of the med and blood tests were taken every 2 months with consistant mild amenia and low cbc. My Dr suggested that I go see a hemotologist.

When I went she ran several tests, ruled out autoimmune problems, and thalasemmia. On my first visit my wbc amazingly went up to 5.7!! After 6 months of it being consistantly low.

2 weeks later, when my results was in my ferritin level came back as a 4. In addition, a cbc on that day showed my wbc count was 2.4 The Dr put me on high doses of iron, but she was not concerned about my wbc count.

I am feeling slightly better now that I have started iron supplements but I don't really know why my ferritin and wbc is so low. Any thoughts?





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