Hi I have recently started on azathioprine, I have been taking it for about 6 weeks now and yesterday had the blood test taken which you need to do when starting treatment. Anyway this morning I had a message from my Rhuemy nurse to say my White blood cells were slightly low and to carry on taking the azathioprine but to repeat the blood test in 2 weeks.
Has anyone had this result and what does it mean? I thought the azathioprine lowered your immune system so wouldnt that mean the white blood cells would be lower?
Also I have booked to have a flu jab next week and im now wondering if I should put it off for a few weeks until my blood test looks more 'normal'?
Any advice would be appreciated thanks