Blood tests

Good morning everyone I thought I would just ask a quick question.

When you have blood tests do your symptoms become worse? I suffer from fibro and ME to name a few and when ever I have my bloods taken I'm I feel awful for a few days very tired and sore all over. I've asked my doctor if this is a known fact but she doesn't know so thought I would ask here.

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  • Good morning to you too....I must admit I have never noticed anything like that but as I am going for blood tests today I will take a note of whether anything changes and let you know...xx

  • Good morning, like Trikki I have never noticed any changes, except for arm ache if they are taking quite a few samples. I don't remember anyone mentioning it before.

    I will be aware in future and will make note.

  • Hi Midnightstar- good day= yes I feel tired when I,ve given blood (I have rare group much needed) and sometimes if I,ve had several tubes taken the arm they take it or of aches the next day and bruises.. Do you know of you have a low blood pressure read normally? Mine races and so the blood builds up Quickly but I Do feel cold and want a water bottle or another layer on all that day... I think its how our blood flows and at what speed really!

  • Hi I have had no problems with blood test. But when I tried acupuncture I had massive flare ups. Each session I had made my fibro attack all over. So my sessions were stopped. But I have heard it helps some people. Good luck.

  • Thank you for commenting maybe it's just a me thing lol. Take care

  • Hi Midnightstarr

    Welcome to the forum and it is wonderful to make your acquaintance. I have pasted for you below a link to our mother site, FMA UK which host sloads of useful Fibro information:

    That is a very good question? I have to admit that I have never noticed any difference when I have had a blood test. I want to sincerely wish you all the best of luck and please take care of yourself.

    All my hopes and dreams for you


  • Thank you very much Ken. This is a wonderful site with some amazing people. It's lovely to talk to people who understand what I'm going through Sadly. it does have that feeling of a big extended family. I wish you all the very best


  • Thank you, and good luck my friend :)

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