Has anyone else had a high white blood cell count for an extended period of time? My rheumy nurse who I've seen 3 times keeps mentioning how high my white blood count is and says it's been sitting high since October last year, which is when I first visited my GP with joint swelling and pain. I am just a little concerned as my rheumy nurse says its infection?? And when I mentioned it to my GP he says its inflammation? If it is inflammation surely the steroid injections, anti inflammatory tablets and methotrexate should be bringing the levels down slightly? Maybe the combination I'm taking needs to change?