I really need your help I becoming depressed as I can't find an answer from doctors.
My symptoms are the following:
- It started by having an having in increased feeling to urinate with an urge although my bladder is not that full. I can go like 10 times per day. sometimes.
- after 11 weeks I noticed that I have a white coated tongue or hairy tongue don't know exactly the diference. I know also sometimes experience a dry mouth
- with my tongue I also started to not have any appetite and I lost weight around 4 kilo in 2 months.
I did a CBC and urine tests and they are all normal. what tests should i do? what can it be? what should I look for? whichis the best doctor to consult?
Thanks for your input and clarifying anorexic. probably my lack of appetite is due to depression and anxiety. well the thing is that I don t get as hungry as before. but when I eat, I eat normal quantities.
ok so although the lymphocytes droped from 41 to 23 it is still ok as long as it is in the limits? I do not know if it changes somthing but the CBC in which it is 41% I took it at 8 PM and the 23% at 12 pm, I read that in the vening lymphocytes are higher
It appears to be a good sign to me that your lymphocyte percentage is no longer climbing and is in normal range- you might want to check with your doctor to be sure this drop is nothing that concerns them.
no i am not eating as often as before, less hunger feeling.
When i showed the result to the ENT doc who has been following me with my she didn t seemed worried. i will consult an infectiologist this saturday and maybe have another CBC to compare...:s hopefully it will be ok
When did you stop taking the Lanzoprazole that you said could depress your white blood cell count? I wonder if there was some kind of rebound effect from discontinuing the medication? Hopefully, the doctor you are planning to see tomorrow will have something to say about this latest result as well as know what to look for with your tongue situation.
I'm glad the percentages of the lymphocytes and eosinophils were still looking fine. I'm glad to your urinary frequence had decreased with lessened stress and you were able to get out and play soccer. I hope the soccer playing might have helped stimulate your appetite!
Thank you very much for your reply. I stoped taking the Lanzoprazole around 3 days ago. does such rebound effect exists with medication?
Yeah after soccer I ate but I still don't have this hunger feeling, when I have it it is very weak. and my weight has been the same since a week maintining at 75 kilograms which is good although I don t eat alot. Well anyway it is really weird that WBC count jump. but if the differentials are the same it is a good sign?
I really don't know, in response to your first question, just wondering. A hematologist might know or someone at the drug manufacturing company who has access to the clinical study data on the drug might have the information, I don't know.
Small frequent meals are important when a person isn't that hungry. A little here, a little there.
The differentials part is good, but if I were in your shoes, I'd definitely want to point the increase out overall to the doctor tomorrow besides the tongue and lack of normal appetite issues. Some people have less appetite when they are feeling down, and I know you mentioned depression over the doctors not being able to figure out what is wrong with you. Some eat more, but some don't feel like eating when they have depression going on. So, it's hard to really know what's causing the appetite drop, but it's good you are making efforts to continue eating, despite the reduction in hunger.
I went to the infectiologist today. She examined me and had a look at my CBC test and STD test and said I do not need any blood tests and that my tongue is normal and noticed that it gets dry. My tongue gets dry when I am stressed and during the day it is ok.
and for the WBC increase she said that she thinks it is an error! and that I may do another CBC in a couple of days...
Looks like no one can diagnose anything out of my situation.
is it normal to lose 500 grams overnight? I was 75,2 yesterday at 8 PM and today at 1PM I was 74,5.
Many thanks for your input and your private message. I will recheck my CBC in one week. I checked your link. I think from the possible causes that are listed, I think it is stress or EBV or depression except if there are other infectious diseases that would cause a loss of appetit.
sometimes I get back my appetit, rather rarely and sometimes it goes completly
You're welcome! I do hope you can seek out a Biblical counselor if you are a Christian or in some positive way get help with stress management and mood.
Doing things for others, being involved in endorphine producing, mood boosting exercise, such as your soccer, finding things that interest you, eating foods rich in mood boosting good Omega fatty acids (such as walnuts, almonds, macadamia nuts, pumpkin seeds, freshwater fish, flaxseed meal), listening to soothing music, enjoying nature, and avoiding major stressors in your life are things you might want to think about.
Now, I want you to know while I once graduated from vocational nursing school, it was many years ago, I am a layperson, and I am not a lab technician. But one thing I noticed is that they are doing manual microscopic counts for the differential part of the white blood cell count (ie the counts for your basophils, etc.). I believe I heard that is not always accurate because it is subject to human error- a manual count through a microscope versus a machine count.
Did you do an HgA1c test, which looks at a longer range of what your blood sugar was doing? It's probably fine, but that's the test of choice now when it comes to blood sugar.
Stress can cause both loss of appetite (which would lead to weight loss) and also can cause one to lose hair. Have you taken any steps toward stress management of late? Also, did you have your cortisol level checked?
TSH and free T4 would likely be fine to see how your thyroid is functioning.
One site says iron deficiency is often an overlooked cause of hair loss, so you might get that checked if you haven't already. The same site also lists depression and appetite loss as possible symptoms of low iron.
I didn't read closely your last post, because I don't like it. But I will tell you many years ago, when I was in nursing school, they believed then that there was a seven month window period where if a person had contracted HIV, it might not show up in testing. I don't know what the medical community is saying/advance made in testing are today when it comes to the window period where you may not know you have it.
Why you do not like the last post? it was my first time to do such act and I regret it so much I never wanted to do such thing and it is like I am waiting for a punishement. I do not know if all these symptoms are only related to anxiety and stress.
The window period for HIV today is 3 months. and if these symptoms are related to this it should have showed up on the tests
I think it is normal for things to fluctuate (check with your doctor on this), but if something is trending consistently upward time after time or going consistently downward time after time, the doctor might be interested in monitoring it to see if it goes outside normal range.
It sounds like you don't need to do any further thyroid function testing with those three tests coming back normal. I think with your hair loss, it wouldn't hurt to get a cortisol test run.
It sounds like your immune system is working. You might find this article of interest:
I know anxiety and stress can play a huge factor on the body and cause very real physical symptoms. From what you've told me, I believe your conscience is at work and you are afraid of what might happen. Your anxiety has a foundation to it which I believe needs to be addressed.
It's an objective symptom to have a coating on the tongue. But something I learned from a doctor when I told him about bouts for weeks of the flu is that anxiety/stress can lower your resistance (affect your immunity). God knows what's going on with your tongue, even if no doctor can find out what it is.
Doctors always say results are normal, but it's not! If your results not in limit range, even small changes shows problem!!! Did they check thyroid hormones, its VERY SIMILAR signs? About yest infection: I healed it with simple soda (powder) - drinking with water or chew it a few times a day...
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