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Post 101 - By: Teddy - Post Date: 10/5/2010
I am a 45 years old normal person and I found for the second time that my platelates drop to 80000 which is found with a regular annual ck up. What do you sujust me to do it? I do not see any abnormality on my body, no pain or any other thing.
Post 102 - By: Joel Moke - Post Date: 10/1/2010
I am recently diagnosed with TTP. I would like to get as much info as possible about this disease.
Post 103 - By: Doug - Post Date: 9/21/2010
Thank you for posting this information. My 19yr old daughter was diagnosed with ITP. Steroids and IVIG have not worked and looking at splenectomy now. Trying to avoid this and looking for as much information as possible. Thank you, Doug in Memphis, TN
Post 104 - By: Nancy Lines - Post Date: 9/20/2010
My husband has had treatments with steriods, IVIG, platelet transfussions,& Nplate, and now Nplate is failing to respond. His platelets have dropped to 3 again. Is there any hope left?
Post 105 - By: Tiffany - Post Date: 9/15/2010
This is a very informative website for people who have gone through this terrible disorder. I am a 33 year old mother of two, who was diagnosed with TTP in May 2010. My initial symptoms were headache, extreme fatigue, and just a general yuck feeling. These symptoms were present for a few weeks and then I woke up one morning with fever and felt terrible. I went to the doctor the following morning and she thought I probably had a bug, but did blood tests just to be on the safe side. She called me back immediately after getting my results back and sent me straight to the hospital. My platelet count was 8,000! Within 8 hours a wonderful hematologist diagnosed it as TTP and started plasma exchange on me that night. I spent a week in the hospital doing daily exchanges and another week doing exchanges as an outpatient, my blood counts went up and up and up until I finally reached normal levels. It's been several months now, and I am feeling much better, and my blood counts are still within normal ranges. I just want to send love and hope to other families going through this and to let you know that you can beat this!

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