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High red cells and tired constantly.

I have morphea and a spinal malformation, constantly sore points underneath each morphea patch, muscle spasms, tiredness and watery vision. I have a high red cell count, it's at the high end of being normal. I take 1500mg gabapentin daily and 50mg morphine sulphate twice daily everyday. I drink 2 litres of diluted water everyday and eat healthish. Anybody else have similar symptoms?

  1. I listen to gospel music.🎢🎢 I pray to God every day. I drink water all through the day. πŸ™πŸ™β€οΈβ€οΈβ€οΈπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ


    1. Listening to spiritually uplifting music and spending some time in prayer are lovely ideas.
      I have a coffee mug I will use on days I feel especially challenged... it says, "Pray more, worry less." Even just seeing it helps me at times.

      And, hydration is SO important!

      Thank you for sharing here!

      Gina Miller,
      RareDisease.net Team Member

  2. Listen to music & rest

    1. Many time High Red cells indicate low oxygen levels consistently or even just periodically like perhaps during sleep. The body produces more cells to try to carry more oxygen. IF you have not been seen by Sleep medicine or Pulmonary med, I would consider a consultation to discuss this and make sure there isnt something causing periods of Hypoxia.

      1. I have high red cells and was told I have polycythemia Vera. I have morphed as well

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