Thank you in advance for responding to my question. I came down with a horrible virus about 10 weeks ago. The virus went away but i was left with widespread muscle twitching, tingling of forehead/left side of face, headaches, severe fatigue, sleeplessness and muscle stiffness. I had a blood test done about 2 weeks ago. I recieved the results today.
One the sheet it says that my blood results were abnormal.
RDW: 16.0 --high---- Normal range: 11.5-14.5
MCH: 25.5 --low---- Normal range: 27.5-32.5pg
MCV: 78.4 --low---- Normal range: 80-98 fL
RBC: 5.32 -- high---- Normal range: 4.0-5.1 x10**12L
Hemoglobin is normal at 136 normal range is 120-160 g/L
My test also states that I'm low in chloride. 100 normal range 101--111 mmol/L
What does it all mean? Could these abnormal results be why I have those symptoms?
MCV, MCH, and MCHC values reflect the size and hemoglobin concentration of individual cells, and are useful in diagnosing different types of anemia. The elevated RBC count is not significantly high. Your low MCV, MCH support iron deficiency. If you have been taking a multivitiamin with iron it may be that you are not absorbing it well.
High number of RBS’ may be found in smoking or dehydration also. I suggest you to get your TIBC levels and iron levels done. Consult a hematologist for best guidance.
It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care and please do keep me posted on how you are doing.
Have you been tested for Babesia , which is a red blood cell inhabiting bacteria much like Malaria? A hemotologist can see it very plainly. Go to Youtube and search for videos of Babesia in red blood cells.
Bartonella causes headaches of a entirely different nature than what you ever felt. Also eye pain, heat intolerance,, hot cold flashes, skin burning sensations.
The fasticulations and every other symptom are Lymes symptoms. But you will never test positive on a Western Blot since the bacteria is INTRACELLULAR ( inside your cells), there wont be an effective antibody response. Western Blot looks for antibodies.
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