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These were my numbers as of August 9, 2013. Platelets 591

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These were my numbers as of August 9, 2013.

Platelets 591
WBC 13.1
Neutrophils 13.6

Bone marrow biopsy negative for leukemia. Hematologist now suspects autoimmune.
I have fibromyalgia as well as IBS, but symptoms of both are much greater than they've ever been lately.
(F 39yrs complete hysterectomy post third baby.)
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. also forgot to mention the pain in my right shoulder making it dead so i have to use my left hand to move it every morning, the random red hot ears, and the joint pain in my left big toe and ring finger of right hand. (lol, these may not at all be related, but you never know)
so today's doctor visit resulted in a positive ANA
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Natasha replied 6 months ago.

Dr. Cameron :

hello

Dr. Cameron :

are you still there?

Dr. Cameron :

are you seeing a rheumatologist?

Dr. Cameron :

are you still there?

Dr. Cameron :

It sounds like you have an autoimmune disease- I agree with your hematologist- your symptoms are very diffuse and nonspecific

Dr. Cameron :

this could be SLE

Dr. Cameron :

or rheumatoid arthritis, mixed connective tissue disease, etc

Customer:

that's what the hematologist suspected but a positive ana isnt difinitive

Dr. Cameron :

True, but you need to see a rheumatologist now- you need a rheumatological work up

Customer:

the referral is being made today but won't get in to see one for about 3 months or more

Dr. Cameron :

can you speed things up at all?

Customer:

unfortunately no

Dr. Cameron :

well, the treatment of autoimmune disease is rather complex

Dr. Cameron :

and varies greatly

Customer:

being in canada you always wait for specialists

Dr. Cameron :

You can consider paying for private to get the ball rolling while you wait

Dr. Cameron :

at least the labs will be done etc

Customer:

ok well sle is what i thought as well. have no idea how to pay privately lol

Customer:

thank you

Dr. Cameron :

your doctor will know about a private doctor- they do exist...

Customer:

oh ok

Dr. Cameron :

I hope that I provided you with excellent service? ;-)?

Customer:

it was nice to hear

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HI I was checking to see how you were doing :)

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