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I'm new and have been reading a lot of posts. I see a lot of knowledge here and hopefully someone can shed some light on my blood work. My normal wbc count has always been on low at 4. About 6 months ago I started taking Zoloft and had some bad sides (diarrhea 6x day). WBC count dropped to 3.8 and was switched to celexa 10 mg. Stll had sides but less severe. Developed tingling in hands and feet which turned out to be from celexa but I didn't know at the time. Discontinued celexa no more tingling. Found on celexa webside that an infrequent side can be leukopenia. After 6 mos on celexa wbc dropped to 2.6. Am off celexa for 1.5 wks. When nurse saw my blood results she said don't worry but think you should see hemo dr. Went to him one week ago. Nurse said he would probably monitor my blood for a few months. When I went to hemo dr, I waited an hour in room and my anxiety grew. He entered room and put out his hand to shake hands and with other hand gave me a sheet of paper for bone marrow biopsy. He has two paragraphs checked, the first stating that he is checking for leukemia and lymphoma and the second paragraph says may be used to stage lymphoma and hodgkins disease. I fell apart and started crying. He was as cold as a rock. Said nothing reassuring or positive. I asked him if he though I had leukemia and he wouldn't even answer. The paper has an explicit description of the bmb which is terrifying. He said it would only take 5 min because I am thin (great news). Even in all my panic I told him based on one blood test I thought it was premature for a bmb. He said my white cells that fight infection are at 900 and should be 1800. Below is my actual test results. I am not going back to this hemo doctor because of his lack of compassion.

Yesterday I had a colonoscopy with iv antibiotics for mvp. Removed one small polyp. The gastro dr said he didn't think the blood work was that bad and that the hemo dr jumped the gun. They both work in the same clinic. I mentioned the hemo dr to one of the rn's yesterday and she said she's worked with him the hospital and he is tough. I could tell by the way she said it and her expression that she didn't like him either.

WBC 2.6 (4.3 - 10.8) L
Red Cell 4.28 Normal
Hemoglobin 13.8 Normal
Hematocrit 39.4% (normal)
Mean Cell Volume 92.2 Normal
mean cell hgb 32.2 (27 - 31) H
mean cell hgb con 34.9 normal
rdw 11 (11.5 - 14/5) L
granulocytes% 33.3 (50 - 75) L
basophils 2.3 (0 - 2) H
monocytes % 7.5 normal
lymphocytes % 54.8 (20-44) HH
eosinophils% 2.1 normal
granulocytes (abs) .9 (2.2 - 8.1) L
basophils (abs).1 normal
monocytes .2 normal
lymphocytes abs 1.4 normal
eosinophils .1 normal
platelets 192 normal
[QUOTE=LucyT;2986242]I'm new and have been reading a lot of posts. I see a lot of knowledge here and hopefully someone can shed some light on my blood work. My normal wbc count has always been on low at 4. About 6 months ago I started taking Zoloft and had some bad sides (diarrhea 6x day). WBC count dropped to 3.8 and was switched to celexa 10 mg. Stll had sides but less severe. Developed tingling in hands and feet which turned out to be from celexa but I didn't know at the time. Discontinued celexa no more tingling. Found on celexa webside that an infrequent side can be leukopenia. After 6 mos on celexa wbc dropped to 2.6. Am off celexa for 1.5 wks. When nurse saw my blood results she said don't worry but think you should see hemo dr. Went to him one week ago. Nurse said he would probably monitor my blood for a few months. When I went to hemo dr, I waited an hour in room and my anxiety grew. He entered room and put out his hand to shake hands and with other hand gave me a sheet of paper for bone marrow biopsy. He has two paragraphs checked, the first stating that he is checking for leukemia and lymphoma and the second paragraph says may be used to stage lymphoma and hodgkins disease. I fell apart and started crying. He was as cold as a rock. Said nothing reassuring or positive. I asked him if he though I had leukemia and he wouldn't even answer. The paper has an explicit description of the bmb which is terrifying. He said it would only take 5 min because I am thin (great news). Even in all my panic I told him based on one blood test I thought it was premature for a bmb. He said my white cells that fight infection are at 900 and should be 1800. Below is my actual test results. I am not going back to this hemo doctor because of his lack of compassion.

Yesterday I had a colonoscopy with iv antibiotics for mvp. Removed one small polyp. The gastro dr said he didn't think the blood work was that bad and that the hemo dr jumped the gun. They both work in the same clinic. I mentioned the hemo dr to one of the rn's yesterday and she said she's worked with him the hospital and he is tough. I could tell by the way she said it and her expression that she didn't like him either.

WBC 2.6 (4.3 - 10.8) L
Red Cell 4.28 Normal
Hemoglobin 13.8 Normal
Hematocrit 39.4% (normal)
Mean Cell Volume 92.2 Normal
mean cell hgb 32.2 (27 - 31) H
mean cell hgb con 34.9 normal
rdw 11 (11.5 - 14/5) L
granulocytes% 33.3 (50 - 75) L
basophils 2.3 (0 - 2) H
monocytes % 7.5 normal
lymphocytes % 54.8 (20-44) HH
eosinophils% 2.1 normal
granulocytes (abs) .9 (2.2 - 8.1) L
basophils (abs).1 normal
monocytes .2 normal
lymphocytes abs 1.4 normal
eosinophils .1 normal
platelets 192 normal[/QUOTE]





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