We have had numerous comments from followers suggesting that ITP sufferers feel the cold considerably more than non - ITP sufferers. So we put this to some of the ITP Support Association medical panel to see what they thought. Well .....the general opinion is that there is NO DIRECT link between having ITP/low platelets and feeling the cold any more than for those who don't have ITP. BUT.... There is an INDIRECT reason why we ITP folk might well feel the cold more than other people. As we all know us ITP folk often feel fatigued, and also we often suffer from poor/interrupted sleep. If we are on Prednisolone or other immune suppressants they are likely to interfere with our sleep patterns, often quite severely . Poor quality sleep is one of the main contributors to us feeling the cold. So it is very likely that poor sleep that we ITP folk suffer from due to some of our treatments could well be a determining factor. All very interesting.
BUT do remember that there may be other factors which make people feel the cold more than others such as Hyperthyroidism, Anaemia, Anorexia, Dehydration and other conditions, so always discuss any issues with your doctor, specialist, medical advisor.