LBJ, methotrexate will also lower your WBC count
How ironic is it that I had a WBC of 2.2 (reason unknown, thoroughly worked up) and never got sick and then I start on Methotrexate and my first blood test shows a WBC count of 3.7 (which is about what it ran for the last 25 years) and I get sick with a fever that lasts for days. Interesting, shows that it is not just the WBC that fight infection.
I suspect pentasa lowered my WBC from the usual 3.5 ish to 2.2 The hematologist said that as long as pentasa seems to be working and the low WBC count doesn't seem to be hurting me any, then its ok to stay on the drug.
I agree with you superspike, sometimes you have to choose between many crummy options.
10 years, many tests, 3 gi doctors, Pentasa 1000mg 3x day
diovan, simvastatin,levothyroxine, sertraline, lyrica, methotrexate, down to 2.5mg prednisone and miserable.