Thanks to everyone to who has contributed to such an informative forum
I was recently diagnosed with ITP after noticing purpura on my legs that slowly worsened all over my body with bruises.
I was admitted to hospital with a count of about 5-10 and was prescribed 100mg prednisone and a dose of immunoglobin. After 5-6 days my count increased from 25 and then the following week it slowly rose to 150. Now the doctors are tapering down my dosage from 100mg of prednisone to 75 to 50 etc.
I was wondering if anyone had some specific experience with tapering down the dosage of steroids. Does your count drop or regress a bit? Is it possible for it to regress a lot?
On the subject of steroids, has anyone experience some weird side effects? At what time do they peak? Does anyone feel withdrawal symptoms just before the next dose?
Many thanks for any info!