Forgot to mention a few symptoms that may or may not be related:
Tiny pink spots everywhere, random edema in my ankles, both thumbnails have 2 vertical ridges, stiffness in my right hand fingers, back spasms that feel like heartburn making it difficult to breath.
These were my numbers as of August 9, 2013.
Bone marrow biopsy negative for leukemia. Tomorrow I get results of ANA, and recent CBC. Hematologist now suspects autoimmune.
I have fibromyalgia as well as IBS, but symptoms of both are much greater than they've ever been lately.
Any suggestion as to the cause?
(F 39yrs complete hysterectomy post third baby.)
Well, it isn't fun getting those tests but it should be done. It may just be polycythemia. But let me know what happens. I'll keep positive thoughts.
Your platelets are still high but your WBC count looks only slightly high as if you had a bacterial infection. The neutrophils are borderline high.
One more thing...
Last weeks bloodwork numbers:
13.2 white blood cells
Bone marrow aspiration and biopsy scheduled for the 29th of August. The new hematologist, whom I adore already, also tested me for the Philadelphia gene as well as for CML. Awaiting the results until biopsy date.
Just got back from vacation. Sorry to hear about your gall bladder problems. I think the polymorphonuclear leukocytes or PMN's usually go up with infection. And, they can go up with the same problems we talked about earlier. They are a particular type of white blood cell that usually are seen with infection and so forth, but may be going up as things are progressing. I hope the new hematologist gets the ball rolling and gets you into treatment ASAP. Let me know how it goes.