White blood cell count elevated....not sure what this means?

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
[ << Previous Thread | Next Thread >> ]

HM
Regular Member


Date Joined Sep 2008
Total Posts : 211
   Posted 3/5/2010 8:15 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi everyone,  Have any of you had this issue?  My GI said this, "your blood work looks ok...please make sure you repeat in a mo because your white blood cells are elevated"...WHAT????  I was a little baffled by the voicemail. I have asked him what that could mean in a return call, but haven't heard back. I know my drugs have a side effect of lukemia....should I be worried and stop my drugs? Or could it just be that my flare has lasted so long (since Nov) that it is catching up with me?  I know I have been so tired and not able to work a full week(I only work part time). 
 
Thanks for listening

37/f   proud single mom of 2

Diagnosed with GERD/Acid Reflex 2002

Diagnosed with IBS 2007

Diagnosed with Arthritis 2007

Diagnosed with UC, then Crohn’s 2007

Diagnosed with Generalized Anxiety Disorder 2008

 

Starting on REMICADE probably within the next mo.

Current medications: Asacol 2 tablets 3X daily, Imuran 50 mg daily,Endcort 3mg 3X daily, Pentasa 2 500mg caps 2X daily, Prilosec 20 mg 2X daily (if needed), .05 mg Zanax (if needed) Probiotics, Calcuim/Mag/Vit.D. Flinstones multi with Iron and Vit. C 500mg daily


DarrylP
Regular Member


Date Joined May 2006
Total Posts : 214
   Posted 3/5/2010 8:19 AM (GMT -7)   
Is your CD active? Whenever my CD is active i have elevated white blood count, i am on Imuran which helps control the fluctuations/keep my disease in remission.
 


Ashworthml
Regular Member


Date Joined Jan 2010
Total Posts : 222
   Posted 3/5/2010 8:24 AM (GMT -7)   
My crohns is active at the moment and my white blood cell count is up.Caused by your body trying to fight infection, I think it is.
Michelle 40 years old
Diagnosed with CD 2004 (undiagnosed correctly +- 3 years, wrongly diagnosed with IBS)
Bowel resection 2005
medication: pentasa 500mg , Co-codomol 500mg/32mg codeine
loperamide 2mg (prn - take as many as 10-20 a day)
calcium tablets, multivitamin tablets, Omega 3
Ferrous sulphate(anaemia)
levothyroxine (thyroid)
questran light (3 sachets/day), 3 monthly B12 Injections


Terry73
Regular Member


Date Joined Oct 2009
Total Posts : 57
   Posted 3/5/2010 8:28 AM (GMT -7)   
My crohn's has been out of control for over 2 years and my WBC is through the roof. It elevates when your body is fighting off something usually a sign you have an infection (in crohn's your immune system isn't working properly its in overdrive thats why they try to suppress the immune system) so don't stop your meds they are trying to lower that count
Offically diagnosed with Crohn's Oct 2009, been living with bowel problems since 1990
Current meds: Remicade Feb 2010, Immuran, rel-pax, Topomax, Corticosteriod Suppositories, lantus, humalog, 2000u vit d, calcium, multivit, omega 3, Vit B


HM
Regular Member


Date Joined Sep 2008
Total Posts : 211
   Posted 3/5/2010 2:05 PM (GMT -7)   
Thank you so much...that is exactly what I needed to know!

37/f   proud single mom of 2

Diagnosed with GERD/Acid Reflex 2002

Diagnosed with IBS 2007

Diagnosed with Arthritis 2007

Diagnosed with UC, then Crohn’s 2007

Diagnosed with Generalized Anxiety Disorder 2008

 

Starting on REMICADE probably within the next mo.

Current medications: Asacol 2 tablets 3X daily, Imuran 50 mg daily,Endcort 3mg 3X daily, Pentasa 2 500mg caps 2X daily, Prilosec 20 mg 2X daily (if needed), .05 mg Zanax (if needed) Probiotics, Calcuim/Mag/Vit.D. Flinstones multi with Iron and Vit. C 500mg daily

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
Forum Information
Currently it is Tuesday, December 06, 2016 11:09 AM (GMT -7)
There are a total of 2,733,559 posts in 301,134 threads.
View Active Threads


Who's Online
This forum has 151272 registered members. Please welcome our newest member, Toto'surprise.
351 Guest(s), 12 Registered Member(s) are currently online.  Details
BensonHill, Bololidat, tickbite666, Bucko, Serenity Now, mpost, ChickNorris, WORLD HEALING, Bobby Mac, Namie, peanut307, Traveler


Follow HealingWell.com on Facebook  Follow HealingWell.com on Twitter  Follow HealingWell.com on Pinterest
Advertisement
Advertisement

©1996-2016 HealingWell.com LLC  All rights reserved.

Advertise | Privacy Policy & Disclaimer