Does anyone else get confused by blood tests? I certainly do. I had one last week and popped in to get my results. My ALT was 86 and a lot of other things were in the high side like potassium.my white blood count was low and the neutrophil was at the lower end of the scale. It said repeat requested but having already been booked in for next week the receptionist said it wouldn't be any earlier. I did the stupid thing of looking at Dr Google and panicked myself.
To add to my panic my mum (bless her she puts up with an awful lot of hassle) panicked me by sating I drink far too much fluids (non a
Coolidge of course as my meds don't allow it) and she is worried that I may be diabetic as it is rife in both sides of the family. She then googled it and said a lot of my symptoms are that of diabetes exasperating the arthritis and AS. Now I didn't think I drank a lot until I kept a record over the past few days and realise I'm drinking about 12 pints of water a day, not including tea and coffee. Does anyone else have this problem or any advice on what I should do as I'm worrying myself now. I know Dr Google is the worst thing I could do but should I be concerned. I understand a lot of people can't give advice on here but what would you do in my situation xxx