I was diagnosed with ITP over 10 years ago after taking a pretty severe fall that bruised my kidney. After the initial blood tests were run, it was discovered that my platelet count was at about 7,ooo. Looking back after learning about the common symptons, it was obvious that I had been living with ITP for several years prior to the initial diagnosis. I quite often had random bruises on my forearms, thighs, and calves which I attributed mostly to playing pickup basketball at the time even though I never once showed a skin discoloration from a bruise when I played high school sports year round, including football. I was always a fast healer. But in my early twenties the symptoms started piling up and I didn't know they were connected until the bruised kidney.
Anyway, long story short, I have chronic ITP and for the last 15 or so years I can remember only ever having 2 solid erections. I am super fit and active. I eat clean and lift heavy. I sleep 7-9 hours every night and have very little stress in my life. As the years go by, it gets harder and harder to stay engaged. HELP! I am only 35 years old and need some help! My platelets hover between 20-40k without medication. I am going to start up on prednizone (not sure of the spelling) once I switch my PCP. I was on it before but the side effects at the time weren't worth the hassle. I took it to initially bring my numbers up and then again when I had to have shoulder surgery 8 years ago. It never took me above 80k. What can I do? Has anyone else experienced this? There is nothing out there on the topic.
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