Good Morning Good People ! Question - Does your GP (NHS UK) have specific guidelines / timelines as to when a patient should be 'referred' for further tests with regards to a raising white blood cell count ? Clearly there will be many other contributing factors, considerations involved but would be interested to know as since my diagnosis in Oct 16 i've found out that one of the Doctors at my practice had 'Flagged' ( whatever that means ? ) my notes 3 years ago - WBC of 14.9.
Since that time and indeed before I'd been back and forth with numerous infections or symptoms i.e. sinus , waterworks, stomach,dry eyes, dry mouth, neck pain, headaches ( No lymph swellings though ) but clearly , having seen my screen notes, shared by a relatively new GP to me in the practice, a continued WBC fluctuations all above or at 10 - Which they did not inform me of ! FYI A lot of my tiredness this past few years I had been putting down to the menopause so had it been at any other 'time in my life' I feel, I know I would have pushed much harder to try and 'sort' myself out. As, like us all, I was and still am sick and tired of being 'sick and tired' With the 'odd' day off for good behaviour ! Many thanks in advance - Jools x