Be a part of the ITP community and stay informed.
Login to your account or REGISTER
.

•  Web site Help & Info

Welcome, Guest
Username: Password: Remember me

TOPIC:

(5 Mar 2022) My platelet count was 150 6 months 2 weeks ago #72211

  • MelA
  • Offline
  • Posts: 1013
  • Karma: 2
  • Thank you received: 337
Interesting you had the Shingrix shingles vaccine - I was told not to get it due to my ITP.
"Instead of wasting your time worrying about symptoms, just get it checked out" -Nieca Goldberg, MD
The following user(s) said Thank You: drbean7218

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

(5 Mar 2022) My platelet count was 150 5 months 2 weeks ago #72291

  • drbean7218
  • Offline
  • Posts: 195
  • Thank you received: 9

Interesting you had the Shingrix shingles vaccine - I was told not to get it due to my ITP.


My right eye was optical disc swelling in last year summer holiday.  The doctor referred to my previous medical history and guess it was caused by VZV meningitis.

My family doctor strongly recommend me to have Shringrix Shingles vaccine. Its worth to do it, since the treatment for VZV meningitis was
very tough.

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

(5 Mar 2022) My platelet count was 150 5 months 2 weeks ago #72292

  • MelA
  • Offline
  • Posts: 1013
  • Karma: 2
  • Thank you received: 337
It was my immunologist who told me not to get the Shingrix vaccine - I trust him more.

I wasn't sure what VZV meningitis was so searched.    Your doctor "...guess it was caused by VZV meningitis."   
Did you have shingles at the time of this optic disc swelling?  I think I'd really rather have a positive cause because there are many causes for the swelling.

I have had shingles 2x - hematologist knew it was shingles and boy so did I!
Even having had shingles 2x and knowing I could get it a 3rd time [have a friend who did] I won't get it yet.
I'm very glad you had no complications from the Shingrix vaccine!   
Continued good luck drbean!
"Instead of wasting your time worrying about symptoms, just get it checked out" -Nieca Goldberg, MD
The following user(s) said Thank You: drbean7218

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Charity NavigatorGuideStar Seal NORD Member BadgeTHSNA logo