I found out I had I T P in 1997. We where camping in Wales, my ankle swelled up with getting the air beds done, I had had a few bruises and a few nose bleeds but nothing heavy. I went to the local hospital in Holyhead and they sent me to Bangor for blood tests. My results showed 2 platelets. We asked to come home and come to my local hospital because we had two small boys, they agreed but said be careful. My local hospital was waiting for me. I had all tests and yes it is I T P. On prednisolone. Continued on that until Aug 1998 gained weight looked a mess then they removed my Spleen. It was going well for 2 years then down hill again. Since then been on Azathroprine, the platelets go up and down but were OK. I n February this year had chest infection and my platelets went to 523 then down to 23 then to 96. Last week had all the signs again of low platelets they are back down to 17. Back on prednisolone and Azathroprine. Back to the hospital this morning find out my results. Meant to be going away next week so fingers crossed they have gone up.