I'm still a mystery to the specialist. I have PMR, That's clear. Was diagnosed last october. The mystery is that my blood tests don't fit properly. It all started in may 2015, with a persistent pneumonia. Took me three courses of antibiotics to get through. The last one together with 40 mg prednisolone. (Tapering each third day). The infection markers were still high, and my gp decided to do some further blood work. Result: bone marrow affection of some sort. Thrombocytopenia, counts decreasing every time I test. Nettopenia. Not bad, but could make me susceptible to infections. Monocytosis, made the haematologistssuspect a sort of leukemia: cmml. Very nasty. Now, the monocytes are normal, which has made the haematologists abandon that that theory. I've also been through several bone marrow tests. The last one on thursday april 21. Waiting for the result. All the earlier tests have showed that it could be either reactive changes caused by rheumatic disease, or it could be caused by some malignancy.
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