Low white blood cell count taking Methotrexate and Hydroxychloroquine.
I am Samantha and new to here. Diagnosed almost a year ago with RA. Started taking Methotrexate and Hydroxychloroquine. Was doing brilliantly on these, and the RA nurse said I was quickly in remission. However, what spookily seems to be coinciding with all the Covid shenanigans, I started getting low white blood Cell count, when I had routine bloods done. Not ideal under these circumstances and my GP was getting very fidgety. Nurse took me off just the Methotrexate for two weeks, and I got all My pain back, and still the cell count was below normal parameters. She put me back on them in a lower dose, but still a low reading. What shocked me was that she then started talking about this being my new normal. I am very nervous about this, and surely low blood cell count is leaving me vulnerable to Covid? Should I be content with this being the new status quo or not? Annoyingly the lower dose is not getting rid of the stubborn pain in my right foot, but I am Anxious about going in a higher dose again. I’m so confused and worried!
Normal count is 4 and I went down to 3.5, 3.6 and now stuck at 3.9.
Anyone else had this issue? And if so, what action was taken etc and the outcomes.
thanks Sam 😊
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