Am I the only one with both? In trying to find any possible underlying causes, my hematologist suggested that the HSV virus may be the culprit behind the thrombocytopenia. I don't know how I feel about that. In addition, the virus limits my options for treatment- steroids are out due to the possibility of causing a massive outbreak. And I can no longer take Valtrex because it causes thrombocytopenia. Arg!
SamIAm, you are not alone- though i hope you've found that out by now! I was just diagnosed with HSV2, and my counts definitely reflect it. It's nice to see i'm not the only soul dealing with HSV and ITP together, and i hope you've had successfull treament of both! My Nurse Practitioner put me on Valacyclovir [Valtrex], i haven't seen a problem yet! Might as well treat the HSV so that your counts stay up, right?
at any rate, good luck, and i hope things are going better for you!!
you gotta take the good with the bad, smile with the sad
love what you've got and remember what you had.
always forgive, but never forget
learn from your mistakes but never regret.
people change, things go wrong, but just remember:
life goes on!
You just answered a few questions for me. I wondered whether there was a link between HSV2 and ITP. I was vaccinated for Hep b the same year through work and thought that was the cause of my ITP. And every time I'm prescribed prednisone I have a problems. You're not alone. It's a lot to digest right now but i'l come back to this thread again.
Take care, x
The Platelet Disorder Support Association does not provide medical advice or endorse any medication, vitamins or herbs. The information contained herein is not intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice and is provided for educational purposes only. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare provider before starting any new treatment, discontinuing an existing treatment and to discuss any questions you may have regarding your unique medical condition.
Platelet Disorder Support Association 8751 Brecksville Road, Suite 150, Cleveland, Ohio 44141 Phone: 1-87-PLATELET | 877-528-3538 (toll free) | or 440-746-9003 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org