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Question: Low Platelets


 Deannainlasvegas - Sun Nov 11, 2007 1:18 am

I am 39 yrs old next month, female diagnosed with ITP in 1993 (platelets were 30,000), had spleen removed in 1996 since prednisone was not successful, platelets returned to normal after surgery. I had a relapse in Jan 2006 while 35 weeks pregnant with platelets at 23,000, my son was delivered and soon after my platelets returned to normal with a slight decrease once after his birth and then just recently I had another relapse and platelets dropped to 6,000 my hemo Dr put me on prednisone 60 mg and they rose to 100,000 he then had me take 40 mg of prednisone and my next test was 92,000 since they dropped he had me stay on the 40 mg of prednisone I test again on monday, my question is this, since prednisone tends to make my appetite increase (i have gained 10 pnds- 140 at 5'2, I am fearful of gaining more but im always wanting to eat, so I am wondering if its ok to take phentermine 37.5 while on these steriods treatments for my platelets? Thank you for your time.
 Deannainlasvegas - Sun Nov 11, 2007 1:20 am

I am sorry I forgot to add...I am also on synthroid for my hypothyroidism .5

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