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   Posted 10/14/2008 10:52 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm not sure this is quite the right disease or whatever but I haven't been diagnosed yet so I wasn't sure what to pick. Anyway, here goes.

In 2006, weeks after the birth of my daughter I had gallstones and immediately had a cholecystectomy. They told me nothing about the risks and two years later I have finally been diagnosed with Post Cholecystectomy Syndrome and Irritable Bowel Syndrome. During the long route to diagnosis for those tummy problems I had several blood tests. Every time, for the last two years my Neutrophils have been high and my lymphocytes and monocytes have been low. Lately I started school and have access to their health clinic and after feel extremely fatigued and achy decided to go in for more blood tests just to see. They ran a barrage of tests, a CBC, metabolic panel, sedimentation rate, thryroid, amylase... once again my neutrophils are high and now my sedimentation rate is also high.

I suppose my question is, has anyone been through this before? What would be the next logical step for the doctor? I did some research but had to slow down a little because they discuss things like leukemia, and it freaks me out. Infection may be a hard one to fit as an explanation since I have had several infections and have been treated with several different rounds of antibiotics in the last two years. Anyone out there know what could be going on?
Thanks :-)

Post Edited (sickmom1984) : 10/15/2008 12:35:48 AM (GMT-6)

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Date Joined Dec 2007
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   Posted 10/14/2008 11:10 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm sorry that you are dealing with all of this, but you might not be in the right forum. This is the chronic pain forum. Sounds like you want the IBB board or the Chrohn's board....
I hope that they can help you find the answers you seek. Best wishes to you,
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   Posted 10/14/2008 11:12 PM (GMT -6)   
you answered my gall bladder question... I don't know much about the things that you're talking about except this: I've got Lyme and to keep infection down I've been taking 7 drops of super concentrated Oregano Oil that I purchased from wonwithnature on EBay. it's about $10 a bottle with shipping and lasts about 15-20 days if you take it a 3-4 times a day. It made a pretty significant difference when I added it to the rest of my health regimen. Hope this helps!

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   Posted 10/15/2008 1:35 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks but last time I was able to speak to my GI specialist she said that she was pretty sure she could confirm that my stomach problems and my WBC's are not related, especially since treatment that solved the symptoms did not change my count. That and we completely ruled out any bacterial and parasite infections in my GI.

The doctor I am seeing now says this is more related to my joint pain and muscle fatigue, especially my worsening lower back pain.
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