Hi i have been diagnosed itp 6 yera back nd i am 23 yr old. I have been underfone spleenectomy, steroid, azathioprine and now i am on dapson

My count swings from 7000 to 100000 on the same treatment. I have problem of easy bruising and purpura. Can anyone let me know permanent treatment of itp or any ayurvedic medication??? I m being frustrated now with this disorder

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  • Hi, I would advise to take second opinion of an ITP specialist if you don't have one yet. MMF could be another option, as well as rituximab and N-plate. There are quite a few lines of treatments you didn't seem to have tried yet, so plenty of chances to get stable counts!

  • Unfortunately you have to keep trying different medication to find one that your body reacts well too. I'm lucky my ITP is steroid responsive, a short sharp shock usually sends my blood count back up. Others have to try other methods. Try and be patient and keep seeing the consultants, try not to stress, I found this used to affect my count too. I was told once that liquorice is a natural steroid, I am not a fan of it but I found it in a health shop in a small bar form. I dissolved it in warm water and drank it now and then. It may help but I didn't see miraculous results, but it might work for someone else.

    Sheila

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