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Offline antibody

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Low red blood count?
« on: March 27, 2007, 03:28:20 PM »
i just got lab results in the mail. i will bring them to my doctors appointment i was just wondering can anyone tell me? my RBC was 4.56 which the paper says is low and my MCH was high at 31.6 and RDW was high at 15.2 and i had low glucose at 59. does anyone know what this means?
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Re: Low red blood count?
« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2007, 03:37:35 PM »
According to my range information from my labs, your RBC, MCH are within range, RDW just a over the normal range (range 11-15%). RDW is the cell size.

Your Glucose is LOW the range is usually 70-120. HOWEVER the lab tests differ from lab to lab, so your doctor will know if you're within range or not. Are you feeling dizzy or weak? If you are I'd call your doctor to have this checked :)

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Re: Low red blood count?
« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2007, 03:39:53 PM »
i'm not dizzy but i am constantly fatigued. i have an appt tomorrow morning i'm just real curious if this is what is causing this.
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Re: Low red blood count?
« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2007, 03:46:21 PM »
low sugar could be the reason of your fatigue. keep us posted !!

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mid-dec: stupid ass
mid-jan: seroconversion
mid-feb: poz
mar 07: cd4 432 (35%) vl 54000
may 07: cd4 399 (28%) vl 27760
jul 07: cd4 403 (26%) vl 99241
oct 07: cd4 353 (24%) vl 29993
jan 08: cd4 332 (26%) vl 33308
mar 08: cd4 392 (23%) vl 75548
jun 08: cd4 325 (27%) vl 45880
oct 08: cd4 197 (20%) vl 154000 <== aids diagnosis
nov 2 08 start Atripla
nov 30 08: cd4 478 (23%) vl 1880 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
feb 19 09: cd4 398 (24%) vl 430 getting there!
apr 23 09: cd4 604 (29%) vl 50 woohoo :D :D
jul 30 09: cd4 512 (29%) vl undetectable :D :D
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Re: Low red blood count?
« Reply #4 on: March 27, 2007, 04:37:59 PM »
The low glucose could be hypoglycemia ... check the link http://diabetes.niddk.nih.gov/dm/pubs/hypoglycemia/ for a better description.  If your doctor suspects you of this condition, get ready for a glucose tolerance test to see how your body handles elevated glucose levels.  Were these blood tests run after fasting or had you eaten anything?

The values you state would depend on the ranges your reports provides with the result.  Each lab has different ranges based upon the calibration of the equipment.
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Re: Low red blood count?
« Reply #5 on: March 27, 2007, 04:55:02 PM »
i had coffee in the morning that was all.
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Re: Low red blood count?
« Reply #6 on: March 27, 2007, 05:10:39 PM »
my first thought (the low RBC and fatigue) was anemia
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Re: Low red blood count?
« Reply #7 on: March 28, 2007, 02:37:09 AM »
Low RBC + high MCH and RDW may indicate anaemia because of folic acid or vitamin B12 deficiency.
Yor figs kinda on the edge of this low/high combo.

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Re: Low red blood count?
« Reply #8 on: March 28, 2007, 04:57:21 PM »
saw my doc today and he said i'm not anemic.
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Re: Low red blood count?
« Reply #9 on: March 28, 2007, 05:19:42 PM »
Are you okay, antibody? This last sentence was a bit "short"..

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mid-dec: stupid ass
mid-jan: seroconversion
mid-feb: poz
mar 07: cd4 432 (35%) vl 54000
may 07: cd4 399 (28%) vl 27760
jul 07: cd4 403 (26%) vl 99241
oct 07: cd4 353 (24%) vl 29993
jan 08: cd4 332 (26%) vl 33308
mar 08: cd4 392 (23%) vl 75548
jun 08: cd4 325 (27%) vl 45880
oct 08: cd4 197 (20%) vl 154000 <== aids diagnosis
nov 2 08 start Atripla
nov 30 08: cd4 478 (23%) vl 1880 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
feb 19 09: cd4 398 (24%) vl 430 getting there!
apr 23 09: cd4 604 (29%) vl 50 woohoo :D :D
jul 30 09: cd4 512 (29%) vl undetectable :D :D
may 27 10: cd4 655 (32%) vl undetectable :D :D

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Offline antibody

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Re: Low red blood count?
« Reply #10 on: March 29, 2007, 12:31:50 PM »
yeah i'm okay. thanks for asking. i was a little bummed out yesterday. i saw my doctor to switch out sustiva and i was pretty set on not taking norvir boosted reyataz but after about 45 mintues going over all the option i chose reyataz boosted with norvir plus truvada. i really didnt want to take it but some how my doctor talked me into it. i do think it is the best choice since my cd4 are 1096 he said viramune was not the best choice. oh and i was detoxing off tramadol to change to a new pain medication.. i had to have the old one outta my system before starting the new one. so i felt like crap all day. i started the new regimen last night and i feel a whole lot better today and the new pain pill is working.
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Re: Low red blood count?
« Reply #11 on: April 10, 2007, 05:08:18 PM »
Antibody -- Was there any other reason your doc didn't want you to switch to Viramune besides the fact that your CD4s are over 400?  Thanks.

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Re: Low red blood count?
« Reply #12 on: April 10, 2007, 05:36:24 PM »
avoiding liver damage was behind the choice.

modified because i didn't want you to think my doctor said it was a bad drug. he did say it worked well at suppressing the virus we would have to have my liver real close for about 4 months
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