Hi White Cell Count w/ Chronic Infections..Anybody????

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by futurehope, Mar 18, 2006.

  1. futurehope

    futurehope New Member

    Hi everyone,

    I have tried to find other people on the board that have similar problems as mine. High White Cell Count with Chronic Infections. Maybe this time I will get lucky and find someone who can respond or someone in the medical field that can reply and help me!

    I have been sick since October.

    October. I went to the Doc. presenting weakness and chills, ran bloodwork and came back with a WBC in the 14 thousands. A round of antibiotics.

    November. Went to the ER because while walking thru the mall over the weekend, my back started hurting and I felt like I was going to get sick and faint. Bloodwork came back with WBC in the 11 thousands. No antibiotics. Said it was viral.

    January, went to the Doc. I had a fever and felt very weak. He looked at my throat and did a culture and found I had strep throat. Funny though, my throat did not hurt hardly at all. Another round of antibiotics. No WBC taken then.

    February, went to the OBGYN and he did a CBC. Came back with a WBC of a whopping 19,800. Another round of antibiotics.

    A round of steriods followed this.

    Referral to an Oncologist/hematologist.

    I had a Bone Marrow Biopsy and PET Scan. NO CANCER FOUND!! I thank God for that. Drew blood then and WBC was barely high in the high 10 thousands.

    The PET Scan did pick up an abnormality in one of my lymph nodes in my neck. He said there was no cancer in the node, but the node had INFECTION in it. This condition is called Lymphadenitis. The NODE is NOT sore at all. I know that swollen nodes usually are.

    Oncologist put me on an antibiotic that is only supposed to be used for SERIOUS INFECTIONS. It is called Clindamyician (sp). 300 mg 3 times a day.

    Now I am going to go see an Infectious Disease Doctor on Monday.

    I am also having problems with my Gallbladder, I think, and will soon be seeing a Gastro Dr.

    Is there anybody out there than can help. Anybody have high white cell counts with chronic infections. Anybody ever have an infected lymph node.

    I am worried.

    Thanks in advance,
    Love and prayers for everyone,
    Brenda
  2. futurehope

    futurehope New Member

    Bump for me.
  3. cinnveet

    cinnveet New Member

    bumping it up for you
  4. futurehope

    futurehope New Member

    Thanks to both of you for bumping for me!!

    Hi again Prickles, I will take your advice about the Sinitius Boards. You are so nice!!

    Love and prayers,
    Brenda
  5. lenasvn

    lenasvn New Member

    I usually get that antibiotic, since other antibiotics are like sugarpills on me. My mom has FM and when SHE has infection so common with this DD, her white blood cell count goes up. maybe this is just the way your body present a chronic infection?
    I have those all the time, part of DD.

  6. mlp1954

    mlp1954 New Member

    I have not been able to get an answer as to why it is low. I was anemic and red was low previously, now white is low. Anyone have any ideas? My doctor is great, but his nurses are awful at giving any answers and can only see the GP when you have an appt. So I have no idea what low white count is. Pattie
  7. lenasvn

    lenasvn New Member

    White blood count can be low in CFS, maybe also in FM? Just a thought.
  8. futurehope

    futurehope New Member

    Lenasvn: Thank you so much for letting me know that other people deal with high WBCs. I have been searching for so long for someone who presents with high WBCs and chronic infection.

    Pattie: I have heard before from some of the people with low WBCs that it could be because their bodies cannot fight off infection. Hope this helps!!

    Eileen: I just hope that this infectious disease specialist takes me seriously about how important it is to diagnose lymphadenitis (infection/inflammation in the lymph nodes). He just does not take me seriously when I bring up certain tests and blows me off. I really doubt that I will get very far with this specific specialist. He seems unresponsive. Please do not take swollen glands as being normal all of the time, although most are just lymphadoms (ones that hold white cells fight off infection). I also hope the best for your outcome on your tests too!! Thanks for being so caring!!

    THANKS EVERYONE FOR RESPONDING AND CARING!!