+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 2 of 2
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts

    Default How do I cope? Test results exacerbating anxiety disorder

    So further to my thread in the pregnancy section, I've had a couple of blood tests lately & my white blood cell count is up. At first I thought it was my haemaglobin (because the gp can't explain things properly) but it seems like it is definitely my white blood cells. Last blood test they were 12.4 & now they are 13.6 I've had a bit of a sniffle lately but nothing more than that.

    Saw the gp today & he wouldn't give me any information other than 'I don't know what is causing it, we will have to do further tests' and gave me another blood test slip to do in June, testing some other things as well this time.

    I have no idea what this means & I'm freaking out! All I can think about is leukemia or something like that.

    I told the gp that uncertainty is elevating my anxiety levels sky high but he just said he doesn't know what is wrong & that I just have to see it that we are investigating it. Yeh, like that helps.......

    He gave me some stuff to show the ob at my appointment on Monday, so he just said we have to go from there (see what the ob wants to do).

    I'm terrified I'm going to die or be too sick to look after my baby. I'm also terrified that whatever is wrong is going to affect my baby - the gp couldn't really tell me whether or not that is the case either. He was actually pretty useless & couldn't really tell me anything. Just that it is 'some kind of infection or inflammation & we need to do further tests'.

    I don't know how to cope with this. I had multiple panic attacks after the results of my first blood test, I honestly don't think I can cope with that again.

    I just want this to be over. I just want to know what is going on. Mostly I just want to have this baby. At least then I'll know that the baby is ok so I can focus on myself.

    How do I cope with this?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    100 Posts in a week
    I've had elevated white cell count at all blood tests I've had through my pregnancy (I'm up to about 5 tests now). My OB sent me off for the further testing recently and there are no underlying indicators of anything being wrong. My OB told me that some women just have elevated white cells during pregnancy. They will continue to monitor me with regular blood tests but there were no causes for concern in the results.

  3. The Following User Says Thank You to Cat74 For This Useful Post:

    heartstringz  (29-05-2014)


Similar Threads

  1. Genetics - Prenatal Cgh microarray test results
    By Porky in forum Pregnancy Tests & Help / Support with Results
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 03-05-2014, 14:42
  2. 3 months late w/neg test results?!?
    By gotbfdk in forum Pregnancy Loss Support
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 03-03-2014, 17:06
  3. High Folate Results in blood test?
    By hummingbird1 in forum Conception issues & ttc
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 13-09-2013, 07:33

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
Free weekly newsletters | Sign up now!
who are these people who write great posts? meet our hubbub authors!
Learn how you can contribute to the hubbub!

learn how you can become a reviewer!


forum - chatting now
sales & new stuffsee all
Juju Menstrual Cup
JuJu Reusable Menstrual Cup is made in Australia from hypoallergenic medical grade silicone. JuJu Cup is convenient, eco-friendly and economical. Make the switch to JuJu Cup today. Use promo code bubhub at checkout for a 20% discount.
featured supporter
L'il Aussie Prems Foundation
An Australian charity supporting families of premature babies & children. The charity assists families who are at high risk of giving birth prematurely, who have babies currently in hospital and families with toddlers who were born too soon.

Pregnant for the first-time?

Not sure where to start? We can help!

Our Insider Programs for pregnancy first-timers will lead you step-by-step through the 14 Pregnancy Must Dos!