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ITP from AstraZeneca 7 months 2 weeks ago #72147

  • michaelp
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Hello, i’m new here, I got diagnosed with ITP from AstraZeneca almost 5 months ago and currently about to start promacta tomorrow. I’ve been under dexamethasone, 2 IVIG’s and prednisolone but don’t seem to work, I’ve had COVID a few weeks with very minimal symptoms (thank god) and my platelets went UP to around 120k from having the virus, but a few weeks up until now im back down to the 10-30 range. I just wanted to know a few things and get opinions.

Is vaccine induced ITP temporary or chronic/permanent?

How good is promacta compared to everything else I’ve tried?

Should I be worried about side effects/damage from promacta?

Would the AstraZeneca antibodies still be in my system causing the platelets decreasing?

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ITP from AstraZeneca 7 months 1 week ago #72174

  • HeidiSt
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Sounds like you are really having a rough time! Hang in there. I don't have the answers for your questions, but I feel for you.  The numbers can be scary, but many people recover, or are able to live a comfortable life.  there are alot of good resources on here. Hang in there. 

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