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Old 05-10-2002, 11:46 AM   #1
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Big important question...

Ok heres whats been happening,
I'm 24 years old. Female.
I have had bad stomach problems for years. Doc told me ibs. I had an appt with the specialist for a colonoscopy almost 2 years ago but canceled because I was pregnant.
My daughter is now 15 months old and for the past year I have had minimal problems.
Started feeling tired so went to the doc. Had blood work done and they said my white blood count is low. Checked back and it's been low for 6 years or more now.
My doc said she thinks it's just the way I am, but because I got so stressed they sent me to a specialist who wants to do a bone marrow test. I'm pretty scared.
Well for the past week and a half I have had stomach trouble again. Soft stools, and this time my stomach bugs me mostly at night and extremly first thing in the morning.
I'm scared because I have to force myself to eat and I've lost a few pounds already. (I'm small to begin with)
Does this sound like ibs still or should I be freaking out even more?
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Old 05-11-2002, 12:17 AM   #2
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Re: Big important question...

Stress can certainly cause IBS to act up. For some, IBS comes and goes and often has triggers such as stress or certain foods. Pregnancy often relieves the symptoms for awhile.

How low is your white blood count? How many times in the last year have you had a white blood count done? What kind of specialist did you see?

 
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Old 05-11-2002, 10:55 AM   #3
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Re: Big important question...

Well this was the first time this year that I had blood work done i believe. I had it done when i was pregnant and it was 3.9 and then 5.4 or something which is normal.
Doc said it always goes up during pregnancy.
Well the last test I had 2 weeks ago was 2.7 and a week after that 2.1. The normal is 4.5-10.
Apperantly it has been around the 2.7 mark for the past 5 or 6 years.
The specialist I saw was in internal medicine.
I feel weak everyday and I'm just really scared.
I really want my appetite to come back. I went through having no appetite when I was first pregnant, but I'm not sure how long it lasted, and I know I'm not pregnant right now <IMG SRC="http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/frown.gif">
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Old 05-14-2002, 02:18 AM   #4
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Re: Big important question...

taking a liquid chlorophyl supplement is great for getting your blood back to normal.

 
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