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Leukopenia(low white blood cell count)

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 Posted 7/7/2011 6:04:57 PM
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A 45 year female dance teacher with excellent body weight, sugar free diets and very active has a WBC of 2500. She was very surprised as she doesn't feel sick.

What can she do to increase her white blood cell count?
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 Posted 7/7/2011 11:11:52 PM
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EXTREMELY interested to this. I do not have it that bad but i see a trend of WBC lowering with age. Also had leukopenia in my family. I searched what can be done to increase WBC but did not find much. Maybe be best is to consult with an hematologist.

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 Posted 7/8/2011 4:57:08 AM
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 Posted 7/8/2011 5:22:36 AM
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Thank you DDye. Interesting. I have a friend taking it and he swore has been never ill since many years. Could my bad cold and too long recovery last winter be a sign to try and do something? Tom has been also posting an extensive list of immune system boosters.
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 Posted 1/20/2012 4:22:36 AM
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I had a positive 5.4% increase of my WBC as I am lower than reference (4-11 G/L). I used LEF 1000mg each other day (500mg/d in average) during 2 months. At the same time I noticed a 21% increase in platelets count, hence I wish to be cautious but pretty happy with result as leukopenia is a concern.

Question to LEF (or Members): understand you need not to take more than 30 days in a row (*). Can I take it, as I did, 1/2 dose for 60 days and then stop? How much time do I need to stop?

(*)"At no time should the maximum recommended dose be exceeded. Do not take shark liver oil for more than 30 days because it may cause the overproduction of blood platelets."


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 Posted 1/20/2012 4:27:42 AM
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The recommendation stands, but if your physician suggests otherwise, then abide by his/her advice.  A high platelet count increases the risk of blood clots.  You might want to have another blood test in a month to evaluate your WBCs and platelets.

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 Posted 1/20/2012 5:03:39 AM
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Thank you DDye, sure I will abide. Must also say that I had platelets counts equal or even higher in my historic and even if now I see an increase it is well withing the ref ranges of my lab in Europe as well as Labcorp in US, hence I am not hugely concerned.

However, if possible. I would like to have a reply to the second part of my question: "Can I take it, as I did, 1/2 dose for 60 days and then stop? How much time do I need to stop?"


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 Posted 1/20/2012 5:23:58 AM
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My wife has the same issue, when I switched her to 300mg/day P5P from standard B6 it seemed to help but she's only been on it for a few weeks so far. During that time her neutrophils went up 33% (1.2 -> 1.6) from previously dropping slowly over the past year each time she had been tested.
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In reply to albedo, the recommendation is for 30 days, not 60 at half the dose, unless your physician recommends otherwise.
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 Posted 1/20/2012 5:38:31 AM
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My wife has the same issue, when I switched her to 300mg/day P5P from standard B6 it seemed to help but she's only been on it for a few weeks so far. During that time her neutrophils went up 33% (1.2 -> 1.6) from previously dropping slowly over the past year each time she had been tested.

Interesting, thank you. I knew a potential effect of shark liver oil but not of B6 or P5P. I should research on that too. Wonder if you have already some evidence ready in your deck.


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