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Why do I have an elevated white blood count??


So over the 2½ years i have had 7 blood tests, everyone of them has had a higher than normal white blood count. I was tested for m.s, lupus etc and they all came back clear.

According to a lot of web sites, fibromyalgia cannot be diagnosed by a blood test, that it should not make any differance to my blood. It just doesn't make sence. Does anyone else have this?

I have had fibro for 7 years, the last 2 years being far worse. With at least 50 new symptoms (believe it or not) sovwhatvis happening? My g.p doesn't seem bothered about it. I've asked to be referred to a specialist but he simply said i was wasting their time as fibro could not be cured! Fed up! Gggrrrrrrr

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Hello Miss_boo,

I have never experienced this myself, you mention about 50 new symptoms is it possible that some of them be unrelated to Fibro? Seems to me that I would consider seeing another GP as you may need to further investigate this rather than ignore it. Raised WBC normally indicates infection as the body tries to fight it but there are other reasons too. Please see link;


Polymyalgia Rheumatica is mentioned in the link above as a cause for raised WBC, so I thought I'd paste the link in case any of your new symptoms fit this picture.


This is for your interest only as of course a Doctor is the best person to talk to for a diagnosis, therefore I think speaking to another GP about your concerns & new symptoms to see what their opinion is may possibly be the way to go. You may find they ask for another blood test in a few weeks time as if an infection it should have resolved by then, if still high they may want to send you to a specialist

In the meantime I look forward to reading any other replies

Best Wishes

Emma :)

FibroAction Administrator

Hi miss_boo

I sincerely hope that you are feeling as well as you possibly can be today? I have never personally experienced anything like this but I really think this is something that you should discuss with your GP.

I want to wish you all the best with this, and I genuinely hope that you can find some resolution to the problem.

All my hopes and dreams for you

Ken x

with fibromyalgia you will have raised white cell levels, as your body fighting a infection, this is common with fibromyagia

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