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ITP and bodybuilding

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9 months 3 weeks ago #73340 by Lman
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Hi!
I used to do some weightlifting before I encountered ITP. I need to get back in shape a little. I once asked the doctor here and he told me it was fine and I could lift weights. I am worried about stretching veins and bleeding. Any ideas?

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9 months 3 weeks ago #73345 by MelA
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I have no idea about weight lifting - however if you have asked the doctor [hematologist?] and he/she said it was fine then I'd assume it is fine.  As you know since you used to weight lift you must start off gradually.

"Instead of wasting your time worrying about symptoms, just get it checked out" -Nieca Goldberg, MD
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9 months 3 weeks ago #73346 by Lman
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Hey!
Yes, I asked him again and he said lifting up to ~200 lb is fine. I asked about the major risks. Which of course he replied "Dropping weights on yourself"

I asked about specific cautions. He said checking the mouth for symptoms and checking skin superficial to the muscle with which I might lift weight would be enough. 
I'll stick to ice skating for now, lol. I am the only one wearing a helmet there. No body knows, but it is actually so brave of me to do so, lol. At the end of the day, I really don't blame ITP as, fortunately, most of the physical limitations are of the type "you can do x, but you should avoid it".  

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9 months 2 weeks ago #73347 by MelA
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Ice skating you can cut yourself with the blade :)    You have consulted your hematologist and have his opinion, now you have to do what you feel comfortable with!    

What is your count now?   I know after my 2 knee replacements I was very concerned about daily baby aspirin for a few weeks - darn little pills increased my count of all things!   Anyway you just do what is best for you.

Keep us posted!

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9 months 2 weeks ago #73348 by Lman
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I tend to be very cautious about blades. Actually, I have ordered a pair of skates. I hope they fit!

I had some cold symptoms and took a test on Friday which was 128k. But as the symptoms progressed, I started taking prednisone and I also noticed some red spots on my neck and mouth. I skipped today's skate session and will probably have to skip Wednesday as well.

I'm living in the US all by myself and it is hard though 

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9 months 2 weeks ago #73349 by MelA
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Ice skating is fun - nice you are enjoying it!   You should get into playing ice hockey :)   Hey, 128k is super!!  I never have gotten the lovely red spots in my mouth, even at 11k.    

You are doing well - keep it up!

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9 months 2 weeks ago #73350 by Lman
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Haha, thanks!

I like hockey as well. I'm not sure if it works for someone with ITP or not, lol. They tend to have better gears (and look less weird if you wear those gears), but not sure about bumps and hits.

Red spots are not lovely at all :P

By the way, how about yourself? Are you still taking Nplate or have the fortune to stop anything altogether?

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9 months 1 week ago #73358 by MelA
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Guess I've had ITP long enough to not be too concerned about most things :)    Both sons played ice hockey, one a goalie and the other some kind of guard - the later had a cage on his helmet to protect his eyes, during one game he was hit in the face mask with a puck and that puck bent in the cage at his eyes, had he not had it.....   Life is a risk!!

I've not had Nplate - the only treatments I've had are prednisone and one Win-Rho IV, I've been lucky in that respect.   I was diagnosed when only prednisone and splenectomy were the options - since a splenectomy was not a given cure I turned that down.

Keep us posted on how you are doing.   That 128k count is fantastic - keep that up!!

"Instead of wasting your time worrying about symptoms, just get it checked out" -Nieca Goldberg, MD

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