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Can supplements lower your count significantly?

1 year 3 months ago - 1 year 3 months ago #73068 by ImPatient
I've been having stomach problems for a couple years now and decided to try a natural treatment plan prescribed by a private gp who is also specializing in gastroenterology. Can such supplements lower your platelet count  A LOT?  I know f.e. ginger can lower it somewhat, but I'm not aware it would be dangerous? My counts have been holding up between 100 & 150 without ITP meds lately, but they have been as low as 13 before and it is still unclear why they decreased or increased, increase could be high CRP... Now I realize I need to find a doctor who can help me with this in person, but maybe some of you can give me their opinion in the meantime. I keep getting referred to the next to the next to the next, I can't afford paying a lot more private.
F.e. I'm guessing my hema could check my platelet count more often if it is necessary, but she says my platelets have been pretty high, she won't check them more than a couple times a year. She didn't take the treatment plan into consideration though, her opinion was I shouldn't waste my money. The reason I decided to try this treatment plan is I have had diarrhea and been throwing up almost daily for 2 years and nothing so far really helped to stop this completely, so why not try this.

The private gp said I should keep checking my platelet counts, while on the following supplements:
- broccoli complex
- oregano oil (says on the package because of menstruation inducing effects not recommended during pregnancy, does it have to do with platelets?)
- neem (500mg)
- ginger (that might be the issue? 500mg/ day?)
- some prebiotics ("Prebioma Sensitive")
- some other things that are not an issue (l-glutamin etc)

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1 year 3 months ago #73090 by MelA
You did not see this new gp/gastroenterologist in person?

A wise doctor told me many years ago:   "Nothing is non-toxic to everyone"
I say that goes for natural stuff too - natural doesn't mean it is ok for everyone.

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

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1 year 1 month ago #73187 by JJ
If you're having vomiting and diarrhoea every day then you need to see a proper doctor, not someone who's simply going to give you supplements.
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