Good day everyone. Im Gracee and I've been diagnosed with ITP 3 years ago, every year it just keeps dropping down. This year was my worst year since my platelet dropped from 48 to 12. My doctor let me take steriods for 7 days to help increase my platelet, but I don't usually follow my doctor. If he tells me to take it 3x a day, I would usually take it 2x a day and try my best to eat healthy. After a week a went back to my doctor and my body responded well with the steriods, my platelet increased to 53, I was so relieved when my doctor told me not to take steriods anymore since he doesn't want my body to get used to it cos eventually it will have a bad effect. I was told to go back after a month, however when I went back my platelet just dropped to 9. The reddish spots on my skin just keeps appearing. I know when i see bruises and red spots my platelet is low. I have a new doctor and he had been monitoring my platelet count for almost 6 months now. He suggested that I should go for a bone marrow test. He advised me to take steriods again for a week. I really don't want to take any meds, but i don't have a choice. I don't want to go for a bone marrow test either. Anyone here who had bone marrow test? Do you think it will help? I've seen the pictures in google and I'm really scared to go for it. My doctor told me I might have an aplastic anemia. But, he really cannot diagnose it unless I would go for bone marrow test. Do you think it will be good for me to do it? I dont really feel very sick. I just get dizzy but other than that im all good. Im doing my best to eat heathy. It just that knowing that I only have 9 counts and drinking steriods are really making me depressed. I tried to be positive about it but it really gets into me especially now. Could you please tell me what I should do? Thank you.
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