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   Posted 12/29/2007 4:45 AM (GMT -6)   
I started to experience recently sharp needle pains around my chest and heart - they go away after few seconds. My haemoglobin and RBC count low, platelets count high.
Does anybody experience this ?

Male India 44 years Diagnosed CD in 1990 Fistula surgery 1988
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   Posted 12/29/2007 1:03 PM (GMT -6)   
Sometimes Anxiety can cause this BUT I would really suggest talking to your doc if you are not under any anxiety or have panic attacks
Most with a chronic illness do have anxiety.....NOT all .....

Does it feel like your heart is racing? you get heart Palipatations??

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   Posted 12/29/2007 5:58 PM (GMT -6)   
It would help if you had the values from those labs as just low and high doesn't really help me much in answering any questions.
I agree with Lyn, if this is new you should have your heart checked out.  It could be anxiety but it is best to have a physician examine you.
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   Posted 12/30/2007 4:28 AM (GMT -6)   
Well I am not too sure about the needle pricking feeling that you are experiencing, but definitely talk to your doc about it. In terms of your lab work...this is pretty standard for crohn's. Your RBC and Hemaglobin are low probably because you are bleeding, and your platelets are high because of inflammation in your body. When I was diagnosed my hemaglobin was 7.2 and my Platelets were 975,000. It was Nuts!
Diagnosed: 2003, age 18 (had issues with it since I was 12)
Meds for crohns: Off all meds for 1 month until I heal. Still on 10mg Prednisone, and 20mg Oxycodone every 3 hours, and Oxycontin 5mg every 12 hours. Also on a bunch of other meds for crohn's and my other glorious diseases.
Other medical issues: Hereditary Spherocytosis (hemolytic anemia) iron deficient anemia, polyarthralgia, ovarian cysts, Migraines
Surgeries: Spleen and gallbladder out at age 6, Tonsils and Adenoids out at age 21. Ileocecal (small bowel) resection on December 13th. Appendectomy during small bowel resection

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   Posted 1/2/2008 6:38 AM (GMT -6)   
With ECG and 2D Echo, the cardiologist thinks it is Mitral Valve Prolapse Trivial MR... as if I am not suffering enough with CD. Of course, more medicines now.
Male India 44 years Diagnosed CD in 1990 Fistula surgery 1988
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