Ever get nervous about your lab test results?

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ToughKicker
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   Posted 2/8/2008 12:41 PM (GMT -6)   
So I had to take a lab test last night, since I ran out of Iruman last night, so far I have not heard from my doctor, so I don't know if this is a good thing or not. I wonder if something is wrong with my liver since my CBC is ok. Anyone else hate the waiting?

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   Posted 2/8/2008 2:17 PM (GMT -6)   
Me! I had bloodwork done 2 weeks ago and as of early this week had not heard back. I know they get the result in 1-2 days so I just called the nurse. She l/m saying everything was a-ok. I don't think you have given it enough time to hear back if you just had it done last night. Are you stopping the Imuran until you here?
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   Posted 2/8/2008 2:26 PM (GMT -6)   
I feel as though all i do is wait for lab tests. monthly CBC and regular prometheus testing. Bah! It is so frustrating! It may be more frustrating waiting for the drugs to kick in though...
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ediekristen
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   Posted 2/8/2008 2:30 PM (GMT -6)   
My doctor is very good about calling back as soon as he gets the results... Usually a day or two later, and sometimes he's even called me on the weekend. I always get a little twinge of panic when I see his name on the caller ID so soon because I think "Oh no, what if something's wrong?"

But then again.... When I'm feeling sick and all tests come back normal, it's actually more frustrating in a weird way. Like it would be nicer if they would tell me something was wrong and they knew what it was so they could fix it. Ah well.

I'm actually getting more labs done tonight. Bleh.
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ToughKicker
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   Posted 2/8/2008 3:10 PM (GMT -6)   
Tjf,

I ran out of Iruman last night, so I have no choice but to stop it.
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tjf
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   Posted 2/8/2008 3:14 PM (GMT -6)   
Why not call and ask for a refill? My pharmacy actually does that for me.
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ToughKicker
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   Posted 2/8/2008 3:24 PM (GMT -6)   
I had no more refills, when I called the pharmacy, they called the Dr. & I had to take the lab test 1st.

ToughKicker
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   Posted 2/8/2008 4:12 PM (GMT -6)   
Well  my Dr. just called in the Imuran so I'm happy, from now on I'm putting vegatables in my system.
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