Hi, if you're worried about leukemia, then that doesn't fit. What does fit, for now, would be some infection.
Still, it's strange that your neutrophils became elevated only months after your first symptoms. Maybe it was a virus infection which paved the way for a bacterial infection to take hold. How are you lungs? Any coughing or shortness of breath?
This new info changes everything.
Right away it stands out that the muscle pain, elevated CK and elevated neutrophils are probably related to muscle breakdown. Do you do intense exercise?
What do you possibly do differently that sets the bad shoulder apart from the good one?
If by chance your urine gets dark, be very concerned about rhabdomyolysis.
Why did they test digestive enzymes?
The next step would be to describe the January symptoms.
Well, if the buspar is affecting your liver, and liver dysfunction raises CK, (and buspar causes dizziness), hasn't any doc suggested stopping the buspar to see if there's improvement? That's especially so if the buspar was taken before symptoms started.
Is the low test from very low BF% and low SFA consumption, on top of lots of endurance exercise?
Maybe a lifestyle change is worth a shot. Or else you might be getting better anyway, and this will pass on its own.
Maybe a post viral syndrome is involved.
Maybe the antibiotics messed up your gut bacteria badly.
The blood glucose was probably just a white coat effect. A1C would tell better.
You're welcome, I'm glad to be of help.
Yes, you should want a CBC again to see if neuts have decreased -- if you feel that symptomatically you've improved a lot. Btw, after intense exercise, neutrophils temporarily flood into the muscle in everybody. In your case, you might have had chronic neutrophilia because of some immune process, or else the muscle cells being indepedently destroyed is what attracted the neutrophils and caused creation of more. A chicken or egg kind of thing.
Thanks. But no, I'm not a doctor. When my father had lymphoma, I set about to learn as much as I could to help him - but I found it difficult to get my questions answered. So after he died, one day I came here to answer some questions from people who were new to it. That was over eight years ago...
Good luck with your appointment next week. Let me know how it turns out.