Can anyone help with some blood tests?

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   Posted 3/19/2009 7:12 PM (GMT -6)   
Haven't been on this site for a while.. thought I would check in and see if anyone is familiar with these tests. I actually havent been feeling that great lately. Not on prednison but have had way bad night sweats and feels like my energy is zapped. Lymphocyctes are way low.. Seg Neutrophils is HIGH... WBC is high.. AST and Albium is also HIGH... im wondering if I have an infection.. If I do how the hell do they figure out exactly what is infected. Not trying to diagnose myself.. just looking at the tests waiting for my DR to call me.

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   Posted 3/20/2009 7:07 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Kookla. It's good to hear from you, but I'm sorry to hear you've been zapped. Usually a high WBC with high neutrophils, low lymphs means a bacterial infection. Unfortunately sometimes it can take a while to determine the source. Let us know how ur doing. (Hugs) Love, Butterflake

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   Posted 3/20/2009 9:35 AM (GMT -6)   
Have you been running a fever? They always do blood cultures on me when I have 'mystery' infections. I hope you get to the bottom of it soon. Sorry you aren't feeling good. Love ya, Judy

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   Posted 3/20/2009 10:28 AM (GMT -6)   
Steph!!!  I saw your screen name and my eyes bulged out of my head, LOL.  It's good to hear from you. I wish it was for happy reasons though shakehead
Judy said what I was going to say about the blood cultures. Do you have any kidney involvement?  I hope you get your results back quickly.
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   Posted 3/20/2009 12:48 PM (GMT -6)   
WELL HELLO GINNY!!!! Yep its me. The one and only Kookla! How the hell are you? I am doing alright. Its been a rough year to say the least. My marriage of 8 yrs ended. So we are trying to settle on all that and its rough. Im living at home now. Yea 33 and living at home but its the best thing I can do right now considering the circumstance and the cards I have been delt. What is new with you? Hows the photo business?

Yea I do have Lupus Nephritis and been on Cellcept for years but I dont think the kidney tests were too much out of range. But im not a doctor so who knows. A bacterial infection huh? Interesting. I wonder what is wrong with me this time. LOL..

Ginny let me know how your doing!!

Thanks Butterflake and Judy. I will 4 sure let u all know whats up.

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