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14 years 2 months ago #307 by mleuch
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I was diagnosed with ITP after developing petechia all over my legs and having a platelet count of 5. I was admitted to the hospital and initially responded to dexamethasone and IVIG. Three days later my counts went from 39 to 3. I received more IVIG and a splenectomy and I got to 119 on prednisone. Four days later my platelet count went back to 16 even on the high dose prednisone. My doctor insisted on rituxan that same day. I agreed with her decision but I'm feeling overwhelmed that everything is moving so quickly and my platelet count doesn't seem to really be improving. Has anyone else experienced such frustration?

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14 years 2 months ago #308 by joycefleming
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hang in there this is not a fast fix problem . Our bodys take time to recover from all of the meds and stress that we go thru at this time , lots of success stories out there read them , they will help

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14 years 2 months ago #324 by Sandi
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Many people have been frustrated, believe me. It can take time to find the right treatment or combination of treatments.

Rituxan can take weeks to work, so hang in there for now. You might get a response from that - there is always that hope.

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14 years 2 months ago #331 by Angel85
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I agree, it is not something that is gonna be solved overnight, it is a long drawnout process and somedays you will feel like your finally on top of it and then the next day or next week, it all comes crashing down and u feel like your starting all over again. Hang in there and stay strong xox
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14 years 2 months ago #440 by barrelgal
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I think we all get down and depressed with this at first. Don't obesess (easier said than done!) There are lots of treatment options out there with even more on the way. Take some time to look around these boards. There are pleanty of people here who have been around for years and have some really great advice. Make sure you educate yourself as much as possible, you can't rely on your doc to know everything about this, but you should feel comfortable bringing up treatment options with him and getting his advice. Good luck!

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14 years 2 months ago #578 by cheermom926
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There is no "quick fix". I have changed my mind set. I don't obsess over the counts so much anymore. I go by how I feel. This has done wonders!!!
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