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I had extensive blood work because of prickly sensations in my legs and because of one or more of the results they want me to have another blood test, a bone scan and see a hematologist. Tell me that isn't scary. Any words of wisdom or reassurance would be appreciated and needed right now. The blood tests have something to do with serum protein in my blood. I can't even reach the specialist - it is like trying to see the Wizard of Oz.

I am trying to accept this and let it go, but it isn't working. HELP
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Re: So horrified right now about blood test results-can 't get a grip
« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2014, 06:52:53 PM »
do you mean Restless legs syndrome? good luck and keep us posted!
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Re: So horrified right now about blood test results-can 't get a grip
« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2014, 06:57:23 PM »
No not restless leg, it is more like prickly leg. Thanks for replying.
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Re: So horrified right now about blood test results-can 't get a grip
« Reply #3 on: May 19, 2014, 07:35:04 PM »
Remember this:  Doctors will always do whatever they need to to cover their butts. One time my blood work came back slightly anemic... scared the crap outta me!  I had to go back for 2 subsequent blood panels, both of which were normal.  Prickly sensations in the legs could be anything from restless leg syndrome, to aggravation from shoes, to irritation from a new moisturizing lotion or laundry soap, to a pinched nerve in your low back.  They are simply covering all bases, and helping to put your mind at ease.  I know that waiting for test results is hell, so tomorrow, call the specialist's office and tell them, "I hate to be a pest, but I have terrible health anxiety... can you please tell me if the test results are in, and may I speak with a nurse?"  Don't be shy, just try to have a nurse call you back so you can discuss your fears with him/her.  God Bless!
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Re: So horrified right now about blood test results-can 't get a grip
« Reply #4 on: May 19, 2014, 08:27:40 PM »
Nytviolet, thank you for your kind words. It means a lot as I am really scared right now.
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Re: So horrified right now about blood test results-can 't get a grip
« Reply #5 on: May 20, 2014, 04:28:26 AM »
you will be okay. let us know how it goes :)
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Re: So horrified right now about blood test results-can 't get a grip
« Reply #6 on: May 20, 2014, 09:06:05 AM »
Was it only the protein they were worried about?
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Re: So horrified right now about blood test results-can 't get a grip
« Reply #7 on: May 20, 2014, 09:52:05 AM »
Lindsay, to tell you the truth I am not sure, but the assistant did mention something about serum protein. I am flipping out right now.
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Re: So horrified right now about blood test results-can 't get a grip
« Reply #8 on: May 20, 2014, 10:46:57 AM »
The body is always in flux.  You could draw blood once a day for a week, and every result would vary slightly.  I too have been in your shoes, terrified and ggoogling whichever test result was out of normal limits, only to find it was okay on my next test, or that (being a unique individual) that number is MY normal.  Please keep us posted...I'm sure yyou're fine.  Hugs
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