Update: Bloodtests & Medication
Thursday, February 20, 2014
I just thought this pic represented a good image for my thinking on this subject.
Ok I finally got the results from my latest batch of blood tests. Still no clear answers yet but it seems that I might have some form of anemia. Did you know that you can get anemia in other ways besides just a lack of iron? I had a vitamin B12 test done last October and got a result of 473, which I thought was within the normal range but someone online told me that it was low.
I am still waiting for answers from the doc on what would cause the MCV, MCH & MCHC tests to all be low, while my RDW test came back high.
Oh, and before anyone suggests it...I already take a multivitamin everyday.
Anyways, the doc had called in a prescription for Neurontin for me. I have never taken it before and after reading the list for side effects, I ain't so sure I want to start taking it now. Then it got me thinking about an over-the-counter med that I take often. Well the list of side effects from that med is also stuff I don't want.
Almost everyday, I have headaches, gas, feel itchy & have strange tingly sensation...have you guessed yet. Those are also some side effects of the otc medication that I take. Now I am wondering if that med could be a reason for the low results on my bloodtests.
Probably most people never stop to think, when they open their medicine cabinet to grab something to ease their flu, headache, cough, heartburn, variety of bathroom issues or some simple little pill to help them sleep better. Do most people actually research the side effects of their meds? If 1 med causes you to get a headache, do you turn around and take a pain reliever for the headache also or do you stop taking the 1st medicine?