raised white blood cells
As some may remember, on Saturday I had to call an ambulance due to chest pain and feeling dreadful. I also have been having a really bad heavy pain in my face prior to that. I mentioned the face pain but 2 doctors just dismissed my concerns.
The hospital ran tests for the chest pain, the ECG was fine although showed scar tissue?? and initially the doctor thought it could have been a problem with my heart but the blood test came back negative. He repeated the blood test and that also came back negative which obviously I was relieved.
I think the doctors didn't know what was wrong as no diagnosis was made and I was sent home.
I was ok for a couple of days then yesterday I started with the pain in my face again and a horrendous headache and I was really light headed. The pain was excruciating in my head and I never slept a wink last night and I almost called an ambulance again. I managed till morning and went to the doctors this morning.
He told me when I had my blood test at the hospital the results had come back with raised white blood cells so he wants to run more blood tests. He was surprised the hospital never told me about the raised levels because I had needed another blood test. I have to wait not for the results.
He prescribed amitriptylene as he thinks the pain in my face is due to nerve pain and I took one (said take 2) this morning and my goodness it has knocked me for six, really knocking me out and feeling very spaced out until the effect wore off. I hate taking tablets but I'm so grateful the headache has subsided and I was able to get some sleep, I've been sleeping all day and only just got up! I dread to think how 2 would have affected me.
On top of all that I've now got diarrhoea which is a side effect, (sorry, I know that's gross)
I'm really fed up, it's horrible feeling poorly, I dread to think how poor Ffosse and others who have chemo must feel because this is awful but nothing on the scale as to how the chemo affects them.
I will be so glad to get back to normal, if ever I was normal that is.
I'm not sure what raised white cell count means but I sure hope it bogs off soon!
Thanks for listening, sometimes we just need someone to talk to and let off steam, I hate worrying my husband and family, especially my Dad, unfortunately I've had to tell him I'm unwell because I couldn't go today and now he's worrying