I am desparately looking for someone out there to help me relate these two issues. I am about 15 months into recovery from anorexia. I had previously been suffering silently with it for years. I am now of very normal weight for my height, but still struggle regularly with restricting sometimes for days or even weeks at a time. I have been told by my therapist that this is how recovery looks sometimes...peaks and valleys.
Well, my confusion comes in with this.... I was sent to a hematologist by a nurse practitioner just because my white blood count has low for quite some time (about 2 yearshe said). The hema dr. took lots of blood for testing...he said the next step might be a bone marrow biopsy...WOW! I told him of my medical history with my eating dissorder, and he didn't seem to relate the two. I may be in recovery, but I have had poor nutrition for years and am still struggling with good relationships with food & restriction at times. I have read that anorexia can cause low white blood count and I fear that they may be putting me through an aray of unecessary testing and that the two could be linked. Can anyone with similarities share or please confirm my feeling on this. By the way, Im 35 ,otherwise healthy with no symptoms of blood diseases.
VERY AFRAID &