• 22 days ago

    Blood test results don't make sense to me, can anybody help?

    My problem has been going on for at least 3 years now. It started with simple fatigue. Now I have fatigue, rapid pulse, low blood pressure, shortness of breath, (especially when exerting myself), cough, palpitations, dizziness, nausea, headaches, muscle aches, joint pain and stiffness, irritability, and mood swings. My regular doctor insisted that I'm depressed but I'm not. He put me on antidepressants anyway which made things worse (that's when the nausea and dizziness showed up and I still have it). He did do blood tests, a year ago, but called and told me everything looked fine. Some of the results looked low to me such as: RBC count was 3.98 M/ul, and alkaline phosphatase was 23 U/L. I know standard ranges vary from lab to lab but can anybody tell me if these values look low? Also more recently, I went to a Naturopathic Doctor, having given up on my regular doctor and my blood tests show that I have some nucleated red blood cells in my blood stream. This was extremely alarming to me but the Naturopathic doctor said it was normal. From what I read, and from the standard ranges, there aren't supposed to be any of these immature red blood cells in your blood stream. Can anybody please help?