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Lab Work With RA

Lab Work With RA

Can anyone tell me if you have struggled with labs looking like a train wreck? Like magnesium and potassium levels dropping and really high WBC count? I have been on methotrexate for 6 wks and my rhemotologist took me off because i was starting to get a cold. Have only been off a week and wbc count is up again already?

A myRAteam Member said:

WBC can be up from disease activity.
I would trust that unless the doc shows concern over something, it's just normal for you.

posted over 4 years ago
A myRAteam Member said:

Thank you for the information. I hair want some kind of control over this

posted over 4 years ago
A myRAteam Member said:

I was on Methotrexate injections, I took myself off of it because I was sick all last spring and summer. My immune system really sucked! I caught everything. My W.B.C. was always elevated. It is back to normal now. I just took the Vectra test to track where I am at I am Moderate right now. Which means my Rheum. will not add any meds at this time. He has not seen me since I just stopped my Methotrexate. We will see how I am in another 2 months. Best Wishes!

posted over 4 years ago
A myRAteam Member said:

Are you on prednisone? That makes your white count go up

posted over 4 years ago
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