Low white cells
Posted 15 April 2008 - 12:26 PM
Feel pretty good just hoping I can finish my last treatment....
Posted 15 April 2008 - 12:44 PM
If I recall correctly, the "normal" range for the WBC should be between 4 and 10. If yours is at 3 or so, then you are slightly below normal. When I was on the cyclophosphamide, the goal was to get me to below 4. My WBC before the cyclophosphamide was at almost 14 - or well above the 10 "normal" high.
Even with a WBC of 3, it does not mean you are at high risk of infection as your risk of infection is based on if you have a high or low neutriphil count. At least this was the way I understood that the doctors looked at blood counts.
By the end of my cyclophosphamide treatment, my WBC had been pushed below 4 to something like 3.5, however, my neutriphil count remained relatively the same. Now, 6 months after cyclophosphamide, my WBC is at the 10 or high range of normal.
Good Luck. Gidget
Posted 21 April 2008 - 08:24 AM
Posted 21 April 2008 - 06:18 PM
My WBC as well as RBC have been staying in the low range. In the last September, it was 2.5 and my Pulmonary specialist asked me to stop Cellcept. I have stopped Cellcept since and WBC is slowing coming back around 3.5-4 range. More important than WBC is Nutrophils, this should be in the range to fight infection. I have a record of last ten years of my blood reports and I have those in a spreadsheet. I have a pattern of low WBC and RBC for last ten years. I have symptoms of Scleroderma for almost ten years now.
Is there a relationship between low RBC/WBC and autoimmune disease?