Q. My lymphocyte count increased by 1000 in eight days. What is wrong with me?

Answered by
Dr. Dalia Mostafa Nayel
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on May 24, 2018 and last reviewed on: Nov 30, 2022

Hello doctor,

My age is 27 years, my height is 5’4," and my weight is 65. I have trigeminal neuralgia, for which I take Lyrica 75 mg during flare-ups. I recently had a blood test that indicated low vitamin D (6 ng/ml), for which the doctor advised me to take a D-rise of 60,000 IU/week for eight weeks and then 60,000 IU/month for a year. In my CBC done last week, my ALC and my WBC were high that I had a test again eight days later in which the lymphocyte was increased again by 1000. Apart from this, I have pain in my lower abdomen, and my body keeps having hot and cold flashes. I also have pain in my legs and arms, and I do not feel hungry like I used to for the past month.



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Your increased WBC and lymphocytes, I could certainly relate it to your trigeminal neuralgia as this is an inflammation of a nerve which would rise WBC levels even if you are in recovery period with no symptoms. But, what I am concerned about is your appetite and abdominal pain and hot and cold flashes as these symptoms correlate with endocrinal dysfunction. So, we can be certain by doing thyroid function tests to see how it is going.

Hi doctor,

Thank you for the reply.

My thyroid levels are normal in the test that I had on the 6th.



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That excludes thyroid dysfunction, and I do not see anything abnormal in your laboratory results except what is mentioned before. So, I doubt that there is an organic cause with you and my advice to you is to keep away from the following and see how it goes. Spicy food, alcohol, smoking, hot drinks, especially caffeine, tight clothes, and finally, stress.

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