I've been on prednisone since August 12th, 2015. My count drops when I get down to 10mg. Anyone else have thus problem? I want off of the steroids, but I'm breast feeding and don't want to stop. If I change my treatments I won't be able to breast feed. My last platelet count was 20,000. My doctor has also mentioned a splenectomy so I can continue to breast feed.. I'm so torn. Why does. this damn ITP have to be such a challenge?!