On 16th Nov. 2015, I have been diagnosed as an Itp patient with only 3000 platelets, after 2times transfusion of platelet in 48 hours I have 40000 platelets, on 18th Nov. My dr. Advised me to take 35 mg prednisone per day. After 2weeks of taking 35mg/ day prednisone my count were 0.4 million. After that my dr. Advised me to take 25mg then 20mg then 15 mg each for two days and 10 mg for 14 days. After 3 weeks my count were 0.26 million. Then she advised me to take 5mg each day for one week n then 5 mg on alternate days for one week. After two weeks my count were 0.25 million. Then she advised me to take 5 mg after two days and today (after 7 days of taking 5 mg after48 hours) on random check my count is only 10 thousands. On 5.1.16 it were 260 thousands and today it is only 10 thousands (with no symptoms). I am so afraid. What is this, why my platelets dramatically down and what should I do now. I can visit my dr. after 1 week cuz she is not here in my city. Please advice me what should I do now, should I admit in hospital and do transfusion or stay home and do pray and take prednisone tablets or . . .?,??
Please guide me, as I am very new in itp and my dr. Is not available at the moment. Your experience may give me a sigh of relief.
Thank you all in advance!