What does the monocyte count of 96 signify when having Polymyositis?
It is within normal range.
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After going through your query I concluded that you are having polymyositis. Your doctor is now tapering steroid. Normal absolute monocytes count is 0.2-0.95 x 103 cells/microL i.e 20 to 98cells/microL.Your absolute monocyte count is 96 . It falls within normal range. No need to worry. It may be related in sense that when we taper steroid, its count tend to increase. You can discuss with your treating Doctor about it.
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Tramadol can be cause of decreased appetite.
After going through your query and follow up query I concluded that likely cause of your decreased appetite may be tramadol as it may lead to severe nausea and indigestion. You can change analgesic. You can take ibuprofen or diclofenac in place of tramadol to resolve appetite issue.
Decreased appetite is unlikely to be due to steroid withdrawal. Other symptoms are like muscle pain and general fatigue are due to steroid withdrawal.
You can discuss with your Doctor about it.
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