Diagnosed as hypothyroid in Jan 2013. Have just got some blood tests back and very disappointed to see that my white blood cell count has once again dipped - 2.9 (4.0-11.0). My Neutrophil count is 1.3 (2.0-7.5). I have also over the last several months been treated for anaemia, but that picture has very much improved of late (HB 139 range: 116-156, RBC 4.63 range 3.9-5.1), so surprised that WBC is low. Have been seeing a haematologist, but they only deal with my anaemia/white blood cell count, always backs off when I mention my hypothyroidism. Haematologist did point out that my anaemia/white blood cells seemed to work in tandem, dropping together, but on this occasion, doesn't seem to be the case.
Is there a link between compromised immune system and hypothyroidism? Can anyone suggest any reading?? or is it simply a case of the hypothyroidism makes me "run down"
For reference recently asked for a print-out after an appointment that shows that my WBC count has been "abnormal"/"critical" since 2000 over a total of 29 blood tests.
Any thoughts/observations would be most welcome.
Postscript: Do know that my Ferritin is low - as of May it was 24, expect it to have improved in the meantime as I have been continuing to take 2 x Ferrous Sulphate with Vit C every day.