Me too, tetanus. But I can't remember if I got the blood test or the vaccine first. It was at the gp's and he doesn't get the results immediately. That's when it was 30000. I had a slightly low count months before- 120000- so it may not have anything to do with the vaccine.
My ITP was triggered in 1989 by a gamma globulin injection my husband's company required we get before going to Tokyo to look for an apartment - it was very very shortly after that injection the telltale red dots appeared. And gamma globulin/IVIg is a treatment for ITP. Then in 2002[?] it was a tetanus booster that sent my count to the gutter & I had a WinRho IV which helped.
I get flu shots every year and no problems, got the pneumonia vaccine and no problems - but gamma globulin & tetanus booster did me in.
For me and my ITP "case" I'd much rather have ITP than shingles [have had it 2x and that is 2x too many].
"Instead of wasting your time worrying about symptoms, just get it checked out" -Nieca Goldberg, MD
I believe the vaccine was Gardasil. All I remember about the vaccine is that it made me feel horrible. I had muscle pains, fever, and fatigue. I'm not sure if this is a normal reaction to a vaccine but the pediatrician gave me two rounds of it. This was at my 11 year old check up, I believe, that I received the first round of vaccine, and shortly after is when I first showed low platelets, even though I wasn't diagnosed until this past summer. It could have been coincidence, since autoimmune disorders run in my family, but maybe it has something to do with my ITP, because from the research I've done, the vaccine hasn't always been dependable.
Hashimoto's, my mother and sister have it, my moms being worse than my sister. I'm not sure if my ITP was triggered by the Gardasil, or if it was developed simply because autoimmune disorders run in my family. Thank you for that article, I will most definitely be sharing that with my mom.
Hi there, I think it helped my son but I can't be sure. I did do a lot of reading on its safety profile at the time and found it was safe to try. It's been studied in dengue, so the medical establishment knows its safety profile well. I would definitely clear it with your hematologist before starting, though!
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