Hi, how are you? I am new to this group support. I have been dealing with itp for almost 9 years since my daughter was born. My itp was manageable until a month ago. I am a very depressed and anxious individual who can't control her symptoms when I know My platelets are low. I have been in hospital 3 weeks ago because my platelets were only 5,000. I had platelets transfusion and gamaglobulin, sorry if I spelled incorrect. Then I went home with 75,000 after 5 days. However, my platelets got low to the point that I had only 6,000 a few days ago. When I was diagnosed the doctor put me on 20ml of prednisone and that worked fine. I took prednisone in small doses for 5 years until my platelets went down to 23,000. So the doctor prescribed me promacta, the platelets booster. So my platelets went back to normal for 3 years. But now I am in this situation that even thought I am taking promacta, my platelets got lower than ever before. My doctor started me on prednisone 20ml 3 times a day and I have been taking it for 4 days already. My concern is that prednisone can work for me again?? I am very depressed and anxious. I am on medication to treat my depression and take anti-anxiety pills but it doesn't help that much. I am very scared. Can someone advise me please? I feel very alone on this.