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Post 156 - By: Dave wells - Post Date: 12/2/2009
I take a blood preasure med. Called Diovan. Could it cause a drop in my platelet count? My count has been 85,000 to 105, 000 for the past while.
Post 157 - By: Kem R. Britton - Post Date: 12/2/2009
Does AnyOne know of any Health Insurance Company that would cover Me after having TTP? Platelet count was 4,000 on June 29,09 but with about 6 treatments I have averaged 328,000. Hope Everyone else is having as Good as Luck as I did..I Thank the Lord, Doctors, and Nurses Daily My Prayers go out to All suffering with this Disease..
Post 158 - By: Nate - Post Date: 11/28/2009
I was diagnosed 6-12-08 returned to work 7-20-09 had 105 exchanges over 1000 units plasma 19 chemos of rituxan tested monthly am I over this?
Post 159 - By: Mia Hayes - Post Date: 11/15/2009
Thank you very much for this site and to all that have contributed. I was diagnosed with TTP in 02/03 and have had 5 episodes. It's nice to know that someone not only has heard of the disorder but exactly understands the disorder. I wouldn't wish this disorder on my worst enemy.
Post 160 - By: Angela Elrod - Post Date: 11/12/2009
Hello Dr and team, Yes I definitely agree this website and your information is the best and easiest to understand. I was diagnosed with TTP after giving birth in Feb.2009. I hemmorrhoged out and had congestive heart failure, pulmonary failure, and kidney failure all at the same time. I was in a coma for 10 days and the fifth day into it, Dr. Veracruze diagnosed the TTP. I went through 36 plasma exchanges every day washing 5 liters of my blood at a time and I do believe you were contacted for input because it wasn't working. Then I was given Vincristine and Rytuxin (together) for 4 weeks and that finally put me into remission. After 9 wks of being in the hospital, I was glad to get home to my baby and family at that. My kidneys and heart have bounced back but I am suffering from horrific migraines on a weekly basis. Are the migraines expected or common in TTP patients? My anxiety and PTSD is pretty bad because I'm in fear about relapse especially with the flu paranoia and am haunted by the nightmares I had in the coma. My bloodwork is still being monitored, it was a weekly basis and now monthly.

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