Patient : Hi, I recently went to the doctor for a physical, which i try to do ever couple years or so. I am a little concerned becasue the two issues on the letter were white blood cell count 3.6 ( low) and platelet count 113 ( also low)I work out lifting at the gym 4 or 5 days a week, i drink lots of green tea, and yerbe mate, i take vitamins,a mineral supplement, and milk thistle 175 mg twice a day. I do pick one day, either friday or saturday and drink heavy, i could easily consume a liter of vodka( my poison of choice) but the next day i start drinking yerbe mate, and sometimes go a for a run that next night. i do not take aspirin, or tylanol, and drink lots of water, and use the dry sauna to rid the alcohol from my body. And after a day i'm usually fine from the hangover. the letter said i should stop drinking alcohol, ibuprofin, and asprin,(the aspirin and ibuprofin i dont use) for a month and come back for another test. i thought drinking alcohol caused your white blood cells to rise. I hope i am ok, also i am 32 and try to eat as healthy as my budget alows. i also have alot of anxiety from early childhood abuse, nervousness, i worry alot which i am seeking help with, and i have some depressive mood swings. Hope everything is ok! thanks.
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