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I take Paxil (paroxetine) and ativan for anxiety. Lately my legs are weak with alot of tiny bruises in inner thighs. CBC cmp CT scan thyroid EKG all normal?

I take Paxil (paroxetine) and ativan for anxiety. Lately my legs are weak with alot of tiny bruises in inner thighs. CBC cmp CT scan thyroid EKG all normal?

Need to examine: It is not feasible to comment on the bruises without examining those. However, you weakness is likely a part of your depression/anxiety. It will sound counter-intuitive, but exercising will relieve both depression and weakness. Start with walking and increase the distance and rigor as tolerated. ...Read more

Complete Blood Count (Definition)

Share on twitter bookmark & share printer-friendly version a complete blood count (CBC) test measures the following: •the number of red blood cells (rbc count) •the number of white blood cells (wbc count) •the total amount of hemoglobin in the blood •the fraction of the blood composed of ...Read more


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I had diarrhea for 1 week. As for labs, my CBC with diff was absolutely normal. What would cause diarrhea this long and no change in labs, like WBC?

I had diarrhea for 1 week. As for labs, my CBC with diff was absolutely normal. What would cause diarrhea this long and no change in labs, like WBC?

Many causes: Mild viral infections or bacterial causes of diarrhea seldom change the CBC. The body doesn't really have a reason to increase cells In the blood to settle things in the gut. Glad you are health-aware. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Lost 20lbs since September w/ no diet or lifestyle change. November+ December no period, just light spotting for 3 days. CBC, thyroid, liver, and kidneys normal. Progesterone normal and not pregnant. What other tests should I ask for? Causes?

Lost 20lbs since September w/ no diet or lifestyle change. November+ December no period, just light spotting for 3 days. CBC, thyroid, liver, and kidneys normal. Progesterone normal and not pregnant. What other tests should I ask for? Causes?

See below: Unexplained weight loss is always a serious issue and not a do it yourself matter. You doctor should figure out the tests that may be needed. You may visit this site for information on this topic: https://www. Mayoclinic. Org/symptoms/unexplained-weight-loss/basics/definition/sym-20050700
Wish you good health! - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex.
Get HPV vaccine ...Read more

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Can Ativan (lorazepam) cause headaches?

Can Ativan (lorazepam) cause headaches?

Yes.: It is an uncommon, but possible, side effect. ...Read more

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Could ativan (lorazepam) cause short-term memory?

Could ativan (lorazepam) cause short-term memory?

Yes: Lorazepam (Ativan) is a member of the benzodiazepine class of medications. These suppress certain brain chemicals which is intended to reduce anxiety.

However, side effects may include short-term memory loss and sedation, among others.

Speak with your prescribing physician as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Don't all types of leukaemia cause an abnormal CBC?

Don't all types of leukaemia cause an abnormal CBC?

Yes basically: Ask about whether there are any abnormal forms. Some very early forms of Chronic lymphocytic leukemia can be detected only by flow cytometry. Early sction would not make cure possible. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could ativan (lorazepam) cause short-term memory?

Please tell me, could ativan (lorazepam) cause short-term memory?

Perhaps: In my experience, one of the most common causes of memory issues are the anticholinergic adverse effects of multiple medications. Since Ativan (lorazepam) has this potential, you may have pinpointed the culprit. Work closely with your doctor, as getting off could be problematic if done too rapidly. ...Read more

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Will holding your breath for over a minute during your CBC change the results?

No.: Try it and see. This will certainly influence some lab tests, but the CBC is just a measure of the number of cells in your blood none of which changes in any significant way over short spans of time or with changes in respiration. ...Read more

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My son recently had a CBC done and his mvc was low. It is 68fl. What could cause that?

My son recently had a CBC done and his mvc was low. It is 68fl. What could cause that?

MCV?: Mean corpuscular volume (MCV) measures red blood cell (rbc) size. Low MCV means the cell is smaller than expected. This happens in some inherited conditions like thalassemia minor (rarely causes any problem except small rbcs). Or it can happen when there isn't enough iron in the diet. If the other parts of the CBC are normal, it's more likely the 1st answer. Ask his doc to explain further. ...Read more

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Can stress cause low grade temperature that fluctuates for about a week and a half. Cbc was normal?

No: You may be fighting off a virus. Blood work can certainly be normal. Go back to your doctor if it persists. Take it easy and get enough rest to recover well. ...Read more

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Can dilaudid and ativan (lorazepam) combo cause dillusions and breaking in and out of reality? My husband takes it. I am looking for answers to odd behavior.

Yes: That's a potentially dangerous combination. It might threaten your marriage to report your concerns to his doctor; it might threaten his life for you not to do so. ...Read more

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Is it possible that a rash caused high cbc?

Is it possible that a rash caused high cbc?

Possible: Some myeloproliferative diseases are associated with itching, more so than rash per se. ...Read more

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What causes low rdwr in cbc?

No pathology: There is no pathologic process to cause abnormally low rdw. Patients with beta thalassemia trait may have lower than usual rdw. ...Read more

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What could cause my mono and lymph % to be elevated on cbc?

What could cause my mono and lymph % to be elevated on cbc?

Lowish neuts, maybe?: Percentages don't give much useful information, and absolute white cells counts are of importance if and only if they're considerably away from the reference range, which is set so that a few percent of healthies fall outside. Many folks simply run low-neutrophils for a lifetime without a problem. How do you FEEL? ...Read more

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Is it ok to take ativan (lorazepam) before an exam? Will it cause drowsiness?

Is it ok to take ativan (lorazepam) before an exam? Will it cause drowsiness?

Maybe: If you are overly nervous, it is possible that taking Ativan (lorazepam) could calm you down and improve your performance. However, too much could impair your performance. ...Read more

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Could two heavy 7 day periods within 3 weeks cause a slight rise in rwd on a cbc?

Yes: Yes it can due to your bone marrow replacing what is lost. Those new cells tend to be a little bigger in some cases and can result in a slightly increased RDW in some cases....depends on true amount of blood lost though. ...Read more

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Cbc results all normal except glucose 110 and absolute monocytes of 125. What could cause this?

Cbc results all normal except glucose 110 and absolute monocytes of 125. What could cause this?

Monocytyes: Your blood work was fine. Mild change in monocytes could be due to variation or from infection. Normal range 0.3 - 0.8/microl. Glucose level ok too. Mild elevation could be due to that you did not fast when had the blood draw. Normal 65 - 99 mg/dl. Both are insignificant. ...Read more

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I took 200 mg ibprofine is it ok to take an Ativan (lorazepam) cause I have anxiety it's Only 0.5 mg?

I took 200 mg ibprofine is it ok to take an Ativan (lorazepam) cause I have anxiety it's Only 0.5 mg?

Yes: No drug interactions were found using the Drugs. Com drug interaction checker. See: https://www. Drugs. Com/interactions-check. Php? Drug_list=1310-0, 1488-899 ...Read more

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Inverted t wave in lead 3. Normal chemistry/cbc. Next day t-waves were normal (upwards) causes for this?

Questionable: Inverted t waves in any one lead are of rather questionable value. If you do not have any symptoms such as chest pains, sob, sweating without a reason, nausea or vomiting, I would not worry about it too much. ...Read more

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Since last 10 days my body temperature changes alot throughout the day morning 98 evening 99.6. CBC normal. Leukemia suspected?

Body temp: Our body's temperature fluctuates normally though out the day. With a normal CBC these could be your natural body temperatures. ...Read more

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Under what circumstances-medical or otherwise -would low dose ativan (lorazepam) -1mg twice daily cause breathing difficulties?

Under what circumstances-medical or otherwise -would low dose ativan (lorazepam) -1mg twice daily cause breathing difficulties?

Ativan (lorazepam): Ativan, (lorazepam) a sedative benzodiazepine, could reduce the respiratory rate, particularly if in combination with opiates, alcohol, other sedatives, and in cases of respiratory disease like copd, breathing related sleep disorders like sleep apnea. At at a dose of 1 mg twice a day, it is unusual to cause strong effects but it could if other circumstances are present. ...Read more

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I've been on klonpin for almost 3 years my dr just changed it to ativan (lorazepam) 6 mg will I go threw withdrawal with this change?

Can't be sure: You would have to know the dosage of each medication, how often the meds were taken per day, as well as when they are taken in order to anticipate if withdrawal symptoms would be expected to occur. Even then you couldn't be certain that withdrawal symptoms would occur. Discuss with your doctor why you are taking the meds and what is the overall plan. ...Read more

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Temp 99.1-99.5 for 3 months off and on. Cbc ok. Metabolic ok. Gallbladder function is 9%. Could this be cause? Some say yes. Some say no?

Imaging studies..: Imaging is often used to look for hidden infection. Nuclear medicine studies such as indium scan, gallium scan, or pet/ct are often helpful for localizing infection source. ...Read more

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15-year old boy, #monocites 0.7 thou/ul, range [0.11-0.59], %monocites 8.3%, range [0%-4%], rest of CBC panel in range. Possible causes?

15-year old boy, #monocites 0.7 thou/ul, range [0.11-0.59], %monocites 8.3%, range [0%-4%], rest of CBC panel in range. Possible causes?

Probably Normal: Probably a normal variation. Without more information such as is he sick and what symptoms, not much more can be said. Monocyte elevations are often due to viral infections, but this number appears insignificant. ...Read more

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Zoloft (sertraline)- from 100 to 150mg Ativan-.5mg Could a change in my dosage of Zoloft (sertraline) affect how Ativan effects me? I was VERY addled the last time I took it.

Zoloft (sertraline)- from 100 to 150mg Ativan-.5mg Could a change in my dosage of Zoloft (sertraline) affect how Ativan effects me? I was VERY addled the last time I took it.

Depression, Anxiety: I understand your concern. Zoloft (sertraline) is a medication for depression and anxiety.
Ativan is a medication for anxiety.
Ask yourself for reasons to take 2 medications for anxiety; and for increase of dose of Zoloft (sertraline) to 150mg/day which is a high dose.
Using Ativan together with Zoloft (sertraline) may increase dizziness, difficulty concentrating and confusion.
See a Psychiatrist for Diagnosis, Medication and Therapy ...Read more

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Ativan (Definition)

Ativan (lorazepam) is a medication used to treat a person with anxiety or anxiety related to depression. Lorazepam is a type of medication called a benzodiazepine. It slows the activity in a person's brain, so he is ...Read more


Cbc (Definition)

CBC stands for complete blood count. This is a lab test that counts the different formed elements- red and white ...Read more