Low white blood cell count

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Sbzion Fri 22-May-20 12:47:35

Hi has anyone ever had low white blood cell count and it been normal for them I’ve had this for nearly a year now and it’s driving me mad my nerves are shattered I suffer really bad yhealth anxiety , I was also wondering has anyone found with lack of sleep this could be the case I’ve got 3 kids but the youngest is 1 and 2 and I feel like I haven’t slept in 2 years sad

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flygirl767 Fri 22-May-20 12:59:13

How is your diet? I've heard if you have vitamin deficiencies it can cause a low WBC. What has your GP said? My partner had several blood tests with this showing but the doctors were not concerned unless it dropped really low.

Sbzion Fri 22-May-20 16:04:25

It wouldn’t be great with having 3 young children I just found it difficult to stay on tract with eating well , the gp seems to think it’s maybe just me and all my other bloods seem fine I’m just scared living with anxiety is terrible to

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flygirl767 Fri 22-May-20 21:47:54

I have health anxiety too it is truly awful so you have my sympathies

Sbzion Sat 23-May-20 12:40:37

It’s so bad I hate it i feel like I’ve suffered with it my whole life but this is just a trigger sad xx thank you

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le0pardqueen Thu 28-May-20 22:20:42

Mine has been low for at least 6 years (I had another blood test only last week to check my iron levels and my wbc - specifically neutrophils- are still low.) I also suffer from health anxiety so it’s caused me no end of worry, but I spoke to the GP yesterday about my iron levels and he didn’t even mention the wbc (I actually only realised they were still low when I looked at my online results today) so I’m trying not to worry about it too much. I guess the ranges they quote are just averages and some of us will therefore be above or below those figures.

flygirl767 Fri 29-May-20 07:36:56

le0pardqueen

Mine has been low for at least 6 years (I had another blood test only last week to check my iron levels and my wbc - specifically neutrophils- are still low.) I also suffer from health anxiety so it’s caused me no end of worry, but I spoke to the GP yesterday about my iron levels and he didn’t even mention the wbc (I actually only realised they were still low when I looked at my online results today) so I’m trying not to worry about it too much. I guess the ranges they quote are just averages and some of us will therefore be above or below those figures.

@le0pardqueen my son has low neutrophils and I've been feeling sick with worry. What figure is yours if you don't mind me asking? His first blood test was 1.6 and the second 1.4. The GP said she wasn't concerned but has referred us to a pediatrician as a precaution. I've been waiting 6 weeks to speak to someone and have finally got a telephone app on Monday

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CheesePleaseLoueese Fri 29-May-20 07:46:00

Mine have been low. They have also dropped a bit further during pregnancy. My sister is the same! We think it's genetic.

I do understand the worry as no one has given me an adequate explanation yet..

le0pardqueen Fri 29-May-20 08:13:41

@flygirl767 mine is 1.1 and the reference range starts at 2 but I’m not sure if the range would be different for children? It’s good that your GP has referred you and hopefully you’ll get some peace of mind on Monday. Let us know how you get on.

flygirl767 Fri 29-May-20 08:55:59

le0pardqueen

*@flygirl767* mine is 1.1 and the reference range starts at 2 but I’m not sure if the range would be different for children? It’s good that your GP has referred you and hopefully you’ll get some peace of mind on Monday. Let us know how you get on.

Thank you, I will do. The range also starts at 2 for children (DS is 13). DH has also had low readings in the past (and was told they were not an issue) so it is possible it might be a genetic thing but it is best to check. Not sure if they can do much at the moment but it will be good to chat to an expert.

When you have health anxiety, the last thing you need is unusual blood test results! I would imagine that as you have had yours for so many years, that is just the way your are. Hope you sort out your iron levels x

le0pardqueen Fri 29-May-20 19:07:23

@flygirl767 I think it’s probably quite common judging by the number of people on various social media forums who have also had low counts but yes it’ll definitely be good for you to have a professional put your mind at rest.

Sbzion Sat 05-Dec-20 19:25:46

Guys I went to the hospital and it was put down to either the fact that I’m mixed race or possibly because my iron levels do drop from time to time !

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Sbzion Tue 22-Jun-21 11:01:35

Guys quick update I was pregnant when I went to the hospital about my bloods I went through 9 months of pregnancy and my wbc was always normal my son is now 5 months old I had my bloods done last week I’ve just came off the phone and guess what my wbc is low it’s 3.3 guys seriously health anxiety has been so bad lately hence the blood test in the first place , and now I’m worked up to high doe again ! Seriously I do wonder now with 3 children under 4 and a 9 year old could this be nothing other than stress 💔 hope you guys are all well x

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