- Aug 11, 2007
Hi all, thought i would write about my experience two days ago. For the last three months i have not had much of an appetite, just a disinterest in food. I lost about five pounds and all of a sudden i got an apetite back. Well i must have aten something bad because my nausea came back with full force! I was vomiting so hard a it felt like i pulled a muscle in my stomache. I went to the ER and they did a ultrasound that came back normal but my white blood cell count was sky high. So the ER doc called my regular doc and he reccomended ctscan. Ct scan came back normal, i still had nausea but the pain subsided and they made me stay the night because my white blood cell count was sky high, i almost had a heartattack when my doc personally came to the hospital to persuade me to stay. I had no fever. Well that night i went through about six bags of iv fluid and they took my blood twice the next morning because my WBC had gone done so far it was almost abnormal Low the nurse said! The doc came in and said good news, your insides are fine and your blood count is normal. Turns out i was severly dehydrated... I came home and had not eaten in two days, i weighed myself and had gained three pounds of fluid! I still cant eat a lot, and have nausea but i think it may be a bug.... I used to enjoy food and eating out and now i cant stand it i do not enjoy it. How does someone become dehydrated that bad in this day and age? I had no idea that dehydration can make your white blood count go up.