On December 20tt of 2012 I turned 60 years old. I was very excited for my Birthday Party as my sisters were flying to Minnesota (a place no one visits in the winter), my 20 year old daughter would be home from college and all of my closest friend would be in attendance. I was excitedly creating the start of the most prosperous, healthy, productive decade of my life. I had been reviewing the 1st five decades with joy and satisfaction. About a month before my birthday, I started seeing a new Chiropractor/Naturopathic doctor who was working with me on strengthening my immune system. He prescribed a number of supplements and vitamins for me to take at very high dosage levels. A few weeks into taking them, I noticed I was bruising and by my birthday, I had over 30 bruises on my body. I stopped taking the supplements when I realized the high levels of Vitamin E and Omega 3's could cause bruising. The bruises kept coming and I spent a week in Cancun covered up and with a splitting headache. When I returned to Minnesota, I went to the doctor and a blood test revealed that my blood platelets were at a 4. I was hospitalized for 4 days, put on Prednisone, given ivIG transfusions and since that day my platelets have not gone over 11.
I appreciate everyone here who has shared about treating ITP naturally through meditation, homeopathy, healing touch massage, etc. I have found a homeopath who has treated this condition successfully and I had my first meeting with her on January 21st. My doctor has agreed to support me on this natural path and I am tapering off Prednisone. This is very encouraging. My trained in Transcendental Meditation and I have been meditating 2 times a day for the past 2 weeks.
I am committed to transforming this condition and I am considering this a spiritual evolution of some sort and opening myself to the angels who are available to support me. I am committed that this is what needed to happen for me to have the best decade of my life.
My conversation was locked on the Newly Diagnosed forum because it seemed to generate too much controversy but I assume those reading over here are interested in treating naturally and would want to get my updates on what's happening with my journey.
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