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Surprising Huge Rise in Platelets after Moderna Booster! 5 months 1 week ago #72310

  • Luvmycat
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Hi All....

My husband got diagnosed with ITP 20+ yrs ago.  He does not treat unless he has to have some type of procedure, then it's IvIg, dexamethasone & Ativan to counteract the dexa.  The Ativan helps tremendously.  His platelets are normally in the low 20's to mid 30's.  I went into his test results for the past six years to get a history.

Now, the shocking part.  He got the Moderna booster on 11/8/21. He had an appt with his hema on 11/18/21.  His platelet count on that date was 96k!!!!  We were shocked.  We don't know what they are now as he hasn't had blood work.

I just felt the need to post this information altho we don't have an explanation for it. My layman's reasoning is that the vaccine somehow distracted his immune system, therefore, allowing his platelets to live instead of being destroyed.  But I am wondering if there is something to this as far as ITP treatment.

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Surprising Huge Rise in Platelets after Moderna Booster! 5 months 1 week ago #72315

  • MelA
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Do you mean having the moderna booster as a treatment for ITP?
"Instead of wasting your time worrying about symptoms, just get it checked out" -Nieca Goldberg, MD

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Surprising Huge Rise in Platelets after Moderna Booster! 5 months 1 week ago #72317

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No, I don't mean using the Moderna booster as treatment BUT what I do mean is the technology.  I'm certainly no scientist or researcher, but thought that maybe there is something to this worth investigating. They are researching the mRNA technology for other autoimmune diseases and even cancer. I am fwding the info in my post to a dr at Cornell that I have had contact with.
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Surprising Huge Rise in Platelets after Moderna Booster! 5 months 1 week ago #72322

  • ecoclayton
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The first Moderna vaccine did nothing to my platelets. My platelets tanked after my 2nd Moderna Vaccine.  Went from high 70's to low 20's.  Then I got Covid and my platelets shot back up to the 70's and slowly dropped again.  Makes no sense just like ITP

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