Steroids/PMR and Low Absolute Lymphocytes
I just turned 60, I have had PMR for 20 months now, on prednisone since last May and I just got recent blood tests back and my absolute lymphocytes are below.the acceptable level. I've read that steroids and PMR can both cause a reduction in lymphocytes. This condition puts you at a higher risk for cancers and bacterial and viral infections. My question is: have others experienced a low absolute lymphocyte condition and is there anything that can be done to improve the levels?