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What blood tests did you have?
I didn't get to see the order I assumed a cbc..I( am now wondering if a esr was included).will get a copy in the mail eventualy.......Today blood was taken for a magnesium level, vitamin d level and some test that was to show if the inflamation has increased...(.thought to prove that his idea was correct.) Could he be talking about a second esa? whatever the test was it was to show the level of inflamation.
I see, if it was to show inflammation then it should have been an ESR and a CRP
Was the CBC normal?
He did not mention it being an indication of any infection. when I ask about the cbc he glossed over it as if it was not important so I assumed it was normal.....wish I had the results in front of me!
I see, and what questions about this condition would you like me to answer?
I am worried about the delay in nailing down the source of the problem. the possability of endocarditis mimicking PMR seems to be a dire possibility and wish to rule that out.....I understand the Pneumonia vaccine is a weakened coccus and enterococcus was the source of a 77 year old mans problem that was innitialy diagnosed as PMR I just read about on line.
I am not very eager to undergo any steroid treatment when I am not convinced this is an ongoing condition.
The 2 tests to rule out an infection are a CBC and a blood culture
would it be ok to ask for a blood culture to be done ? what test or procedure would rule out a reaction to something in the vaccination? Should I investigate what medium was used to grow this vaccine in so I can avoid any other injections grow that way?
It is perfectly fine for you to ask for a blood culture
A reaction to the vaccine would likely cause an infection, so the best thing to test for is an infection
There are 2 different pneumo vaccines, so you need to ask them which one they gave you
Thanks for your help. I hope to be able to get back to you when the lab results are in my hand as I will be much more informed then. can I reach you again ? If I make a nice request? Ha Ha ....................I know any one else there will be as capable and able to read all my info right?.........Thanks so much again,
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