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Danazol/Dancristine - any experiences? 8 years 10 months ago #40342

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Hi there!


I would like to try combo Promacta + Danazol. Promacta 25 mg works for me fine, but costs about 60 EUR per day. Danazol is a modified testosterone, an old, cheap drug. In addition to this Promacta is a maitenance drug and Danazol can lead to durable remission after ceasing of treatment. The plan is to stay on Promacta till Danazol will start work. Do you have any experince with Danazol?


Many thanks.

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Danazol/Dancristine - any experiences? 8 years 10 months ago #40343

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I tried it for a short while. I had to stop because I was allergic to it.

Danazol can take a long time to work (months). Over the years, I've seen very few people respond to it and maintain decent counts. The worst side effect I've heard complaints about is boil-like acne.

It doesn't hurt to give it a shot though.
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Danazol/Dancristine - any experiences? 8 years 10 months ago #40347

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Maybe it is less popular among women due to side effects (male hormone)?
I saw some promising reports, but sources are not always trust worth.

I decided to try Danazol with Promacta for one month and see if my platelets will be higher than 10 after tapering Promacta. Any figure over 10 k makes me living normal life.

I also started a diet without sugar, processed food, dairy, wheat and reducing meat.
I take some probiotics as well.

There must be a solution somewhere...

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Danazol/Dancristine - any experiences? 8 years 10 months ago #40354

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Oh, plenty of women have taken Danazol....I've seen more women than men, but of course that's because there are more women ITP patients. Danazol just isn't known to give a fast or high rate response so it's one of the third line treatments that gets a blurb.

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Danazol/Dancristine - any experiences? 8 years 10 months ago #40447

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Just quick update:

Last week plt : 6 k.

This week plt 576 k!!! - Promacta 25 mg + Danazol 2 x 200mg + probotics + diet: no sugar, no dairy, very limited wheat (trying to elimanate at all).

Promacta has been stopped - I hope to have at least 30 k on next week check.
I am coming back to live after 9 months of a nightmare..

Cheers

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Danazol/Dancristine - any experiences? 8 years 10 months ago #40451

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I'm glad your counts are up - that is a high count!

I don't know why I didn't think to tell you this before, not that it matters if you're stopping Promacta anyway, but people have gone into remission after Promacta use.

www.healio.com/hematology-oncology/hematology/news/print/hematology-oncology/%7Bb11cec31-e0a4-4c96-89e0-d441862c9e10%7D/eltrombopag-maintained-efficacy-after-cessation-in-immune-thrombocytopenia
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Danazol/Dancristine - any experiences? 8 years 10 months ago #40461

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That`s sounds great! My hema told me about a guy who took just couple of pills and went info remission.

I am cautiously opimistic to not hit zero again. I am totally syndromeless above 10 and anything above sigle digits makes me happy.

In addition to this I can see clearly the link between the diet changes and the improvement.
Anyone having autoimmune problems should consider lifestyle changes... it works!

Cheers.

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Danazol/Dancristine - any experiences? 8 years 10 months ago #40558

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I have had ITP since 1979. Been on Prednizone since then. Tried Danazol but it didn't work for me. Doesn't mean it won't for others.
I have had the Chemo from 3 difference Hospitial Groups also. Of which they didn't work either.

Don

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