I was diagnosed exactly 1 year ago with a count of 5! I went on steroids then a chemo drug to which nothing helped - I had 3 ivig's which lasted for around 8/10 weeks then got put on nplate but with just a 250mg dose the platelets were still falling around 10 a week so now once every month I have a double dose (500mg) of nplate which boosts them up so now I'm much more stable! I've just turned 50 and think it's been made worse by my menopause which started happening last summer at the time of diagnosis. I've just started on hrt so I'm hoping this will help too!!