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I have been experiencing joint pain for approx. 7 yrs. with inflammation mainly in my hands. I've endured countless blood tests over the years with no diagnosis. Over the past 14 months I have felt a steady decline in my energy and have had crazy blood test results. I've had WBC, Neutrophils, RBC, HCT, HGB during this time that have remained consistently low or on the lowest margin of normal. Last May I was hospitalized with a MRSA infection which I had to have surgery and 4 days of vancomiacin. I've struggled with serious fatigue ever since. This year late May I was again admitted to the hospital but this time with a fever of unknown origin. I had tried to fight the fever at home for 3 days to no avail so I spent 6 days in the hospital being tested for G.I. because I had a dull ache in my belly and my sedrate & CRP were high. After that didn't prove anything and my fever still hadn't broken after 3 days on antibiotic drips they call in Infectious disease which tested me for Hepatitis and ran more CBC's & differentials. I was negative for Hep but the cbc's showed:
ON DAY of admission:
WBC 6.8
HGB 11.7
HCT 34
PLTS 134,000
GRADUALLY THESE VALUES CHANGED TO THE BELOW:
WBC 2.7
HGB 10
PLTS 110,000
21% NEUTROPHILS
67%LYMPHOCYTES
10% MONOCYTES
ALBIUM A LITTLE LOW AT 3.6
On discharge day my counts were:
WBC 2.9
RBC 3.53
HGB 9.9
hct 28.5
Plats 132,000
Neutrophils 26.7
Lymphs 60.6
THERE ARE TONS OF OTHER THINGS LOW ON MY BLOOD WORK LIKE
Sodium 134
Potassium 3.1
Glucose 106 (h)
Calcium 8.2 (L)
Total Protein 6.3 (L)
ALT/SGPT 8 (L)

C-Reactive Protein 8.15 High <0.82 mg/dL
Sedrate ESR 36 High 0-20

I realize that this is an over abundance of medical tests but I am searching for anyone that may have had faced this pattern during their diagnosis?