Neutropenia and CFS
Ever since my disease started (in 2000!), I had a mild form of neutropenia. Usually neutrophils should make up for 70%-50% of the white blood cells, but mine are steadily in the 40%-50% range.
I managed to recover three older test results from before the year 2000. All of which show normal values, very close to 60%.
Now there is even one exception to that rule. After a severe flu in 2004, I temperarily recovered from CFS. All symptoms had gone for about a single week. Even the blood test taken then showed normal values (57%)!
Neutropenia can basically have two causes:
-Damaged bone marrow
-or active infections, especially viral infections
Having said this, you will understand that I see this symptom as the key to diagnosis and treatment of my disease. So are there others who have such a neutropenia going along with their disease? Have you too seen your symptoms improving after flu (not flu like) infections?