hi, i find this forum so informative. you are all great.
well my story is that about a year and a half i started having problems.it started with infection and blood in the urine i took antibiotics for two weeks. it cleared and then back again. id done cystoscopy everything came back normal also pelvic ultrasound they found only a small cyst on my right ovary which the gyneocologist said its nothing. then i complained to my doctor about a pain on my right side so he suggested id see an enterologist who in turn suggested a colonoscopy. he found a little inflamation and put me on flagyl for two weeks. by then i was panicking i was very stressed and twice i went to the hospital they checked my heart everything came back normal. it was panic attacks. with my next blood test they found that i was very low on iron so back to the enterologist. i had an endoscopy done came back normal then he suggested i do the capsule endoscopy and voila he found the small intestine full of ulcers.
so he put me on antibiotics Klacid, rifampicin and clofazimine. ive been taking these for nearly nine months. also iron supplement,vitamin D and im on Actonil for osteoporosis. all these time my blood results were normal except the platelets a little on the low side. but always had this problem. in May i had a blood test and my white cells were a little low 1.9. The normal is above 2 to 4 i think. next test in June 3 but platelets low in July white cells 1.3 platelets low but in the normal bracket. i talked to the enterologist he didnt know if this was because of the antibiotics so he suggested that i stop them and have another colonoscopy to see how my ulcers are. My Genera Practitioner thinks the low white cells are due to the drugs. she said if it was something bad everything else would be low as well. and they wouldnt go up and down.
im very stressed about this. has anyone have the same problem? could it be something else? ive made an appointment to see a hematologist, but im dreading it. hes going to suggest more tests.arggggghhhhhhhh
i should tell you my age 52 im going through menopauce as well with hot flashes sweats heart palpitations which really confuse me because idont know if they symptoms of menopause or panic. thanks everyone