I’ve had ITP for over 20 years. I was diagnosed at 7 years old after a severe cold. I’m now just about to turn 28 and I have recently been told I have Generalised Cortical Atrophy. It has to be noted I’ve not got alcoholism (I don’t drink at all), I’ve never had a stroke and of course I don’t have dementia! I’ve never had any serious head trauma, I have fallen down the stairs a few times in my life but I’ve never presented with a bleed.
It is leading me to wonder if my ITP could be playing a role in this. Does anyone have any experience of these diagnoses?
I don’t get monitored by a heamotologist and I don’t take any medication for my ITP, I just let it run it’s nerry course on it’s own.
Platelets can range from 3-188. Depending on if I have a viral infection or have my period.
Throughout my life I’ve suffered from terrible headaches, almost always in the left side of my head, and it’s always been scanned and said there was nothing there!
Any advice would be appreciated!