I am new to this forum. I have lupus and have been blessed to be in remission for 10 years, but have recently had a kidney biopsy and it shows some inflammation. I have been off all medication except plaquenil at 200mg.
My doctor recently started my on Cell cept. I have a low WBC so we started at 500Mg x one week. My blood count was it's normal 2.0. He increased the dose to 1000mg and my WBC count went up to 3.6....a count I have not had since I was a teenager...now 47 years old. Now he wants me to increase to 2000mg but also take 40 Mg of prednisone.
I really do not want to do that. I have been off of prednisone for 10 years. Has anyone ever been on cellcept and not prednisone. Did your WBC count drop?
Thanks in advance for any replies.