Hello, I was diagnosed as having ITP 5 years ago and seem to have had the same treatment given to me as to all other posters. Starting with prednisolone then azathioprine, rituximab and IVIG. Platelet count has gone up and down over these years ranging from about 15 to 30, only going above this after IVIG. IVIG and rituximab have only worked very short term and with only disappointing modest platelet counts, azathioprine made me quite ill and I am still on various doses of Prednisolone which seems to be losing its efficiency. Platelet count is currently 12 which is my very lowest and seems to fall at each monthly blood test.
My consultant has now offered me a course of Nplate and I am asking you all for your advice on the success and failures of this treatment. I have looked on the net and the advice given is not consistent, with some awful side effects noted, which does give me worry. Any help offered to help me to decide would be very gratefully received.