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I apologize, that wasn't my question...my browser acted up and I just typed something in there to test it! Here is my post:
I have to go see a hematologist and am worried due to low platelets. Had CBC done due to acid reflux, also an ESR and liver test. All 'normal', except platelets at count of 126 (on 11/12). Was retested last week, platelets down to 76 or so.
Was on Prilosec during first test, and off it for 2-3 weeks during second test. Have read these can cause low platelets, but wouldn't they have shot back up since I stopped? Or is there a lingering effect? Also, I took a Fiorinal (aspirin/butalibital) pill the day before, not sure if that is relevant.
Other than than, I have just been super stressed the last few months, and this isn't helping the cause! I am worried sick after reading some of the causes of this (leukemia,etc).
Have to wait till Friday for Hematologist, and wanted to get some advice beforehand.
They just did it to check for inflammation or infection as a first screen. They said everyting was fine, but the low platelets popped up in the process.