My son has A. S. and is mentally handicapped. He was diagnosed with A. S
I have been on methotrexate for over 20 yrs and my red count is high. in fact they want to start taking blood every 2 wks to keep it normal.
My son takes a low dose in pill form. 30 m once a week.
I take 3- 2.5mg wkly. I found taking just one a day for 3 days works better for me. when I was taking all 3 the same day it caused stomach promblems.
I have had to have blood transfusions and I was taken off of methotrexate and put on prescription iron and folic acid. Seems to have helped haven't had any issues since.
I'm on Humira and have had GI bleeds but my case is some what different. I have a disease also called Gardners syndrome in short it causes polyps throughout the digestive tract. Anyways NSAIDS were causing mine between ulcers and some other things. I can't take any sort of NSAID.
Have him checked for LGL leukemia
I think I read somewhere that AS Patients can have very low red blood cell counts from the AS. My daughter has not been diagnosed yet, but having symptoms, and she has a very low red blood cell count. She is not on this medication.
Sending my prayers...
Stop his biologics and metho. Please! They nearly killed me. My whole central nervous Se system shutdown and severe body ticks. I still twitch to this day. Yup lowers red blood cells. Metho is basically chemo. Please stop and see what happens. Good luck!
I hope things settle down fat for him.
I have had to watch my diet for anemia since I was a teenager. I need to get more iron in my diet, perhaps, but it seems to be a common issue in my life to have some level of anemia following me around. Has anyone looked into food sensitivities or food allergens, even drug allergens? Me: many!
I'm not on biological because my immune system seems to respond well to other treatment for now, outside of steroids.