Does anyone think there is a lnk between stress and platelet count ? I have a hospital appt coming up and am having the most stressful time. After a few years of my mother suffering from Alzheimer's we lost her in November. However this wasn't to make life easier as the week before Christmas my son in law left my daughter , 20 weeks pregnant and with 2 little boys 5 and 2. She is really struggling and I have had to stay with her. Although I love them to bits I am already so tired and stressed and there is noone else who can do this for her. This situation is not going to go away any time soon.