I have never posted on this site before, but have always loved reading the various messages. I was diagnosed with ITP three years ago. My platelet counts would drop to 2,000 or so and then go up a little and drop again. I tried multiple therapies including steroids, IVIG, dapsone, all without luck. I then tried winrho and it has seemed to do the trick for me and for the last few months my counts have been great. My main question is how you guys have learned to deal with fear associated with ITP, I know most high school kids often feel invincible or so I hear; having ITP that is not something I could even imagine feeling. I keep the fact I have ITP a secret and it is then hard to come up with an excuse as to why I don't play contact sports or why I choose to miss out on things even though people have heard that I love them. For those who do know me well, I sometimes have a hard time not becoming frustrated when I have to deal with not so fun things or miss out on things I had always looked forward to. I was just curious as to how you guys have handled certain situations as well as when platelet counts are high not being terrified of life.