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    Old 09-29-2009, 04:56 PM   #1
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    Macrocytic anemia, low platelets

    Hi.

    I had another CBC done today, and it showed mild macrocytic anemia and low platelets. I've had this pattern since I started getting tested in 2003. The platelet count seems to be getting lower each time (now 104, range 160-475).

    I also have low cortisol (saliva test 2 years ago)and DHEA, and a lot of symptoms that go along with it.

    They tested for folate and B12 a few years ago, and levels were ok. They don't seem to be able to figure it out. My hunch is that it's all related, and probably an endocrine problem of some sort (pituitary?).

    I'm wondering if anyone else has had these signs/symptoms and was able to figure out the cause...

    Thanks!
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    Old 09-30-2009, 02:28 AM   #2
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    Re: Macrocytic anemia, low platelets

    Are you seeing an endrocrinologist?

    I would start on a high potency multivitamin that has highish levals of folate and B12 (for example, Twinlab Daily One)

    If your DHEA levals are low, you could also try a supplement of that or pregnalose, and see if that improves your symptoms.

    If you arnt seeig an endrocronologist, I would ask for a referal.

    If you are seeing one, I would ask for a second opinion.

     
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