Hi, just an update really, had this bout of ITP since start of September with a count of 10. Only symptom I had then was a 3 hour nose bleed. Since then I've had the standard steroids but wanted off them quick so I've been having weekly blood tests and injections of Nplate as required. Levels really have been up and down had counts up in the 300's 2 weeks in a row then plummet. This weekend I had count of 15. But again, no symptoms!! Its so frustrating. I felt great walking into hospital.
In my first bouts of ITP I had bleeding, bruises and tiredness, now nothing at all!
After discussions with doc we are going for the Nplate solution over a few months. If that fails will try Rituximab again. And if that fails then its spleenectomy for me. I'm preparing for it now by taking my injections and immunisations I need before, just so we don't hold up any operation.