Re: Platelets and Bone Marrow Biopsy
I'm not sure how many, but there are some of the abx used for Lyme (such as Ceftin, which I'm on right now) that can cause "bone marrow depression". This, with the decrease in white blood cells, is serious. Did your LLMD or hematologist discuss that with you? Maybe that is part of why this is happening to you? Especially since you had/have? the Leukemia, perhaps making you more vulnerable to this particular side effect of whatever medication you're on?
(By the way.. I don't believe the print-out I got at the pharmacy for Ceftin mentioned this particular - I'm assuming rare?- side effect. I had to find it out elsewhere after doing some research).
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