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Question: Effexor/Low Plateletes/thrombocytopenia?

 harpsandhurdles - Fri Sep 30, 2005 9:47 pm

I Hi! I have been on Effexor for 2 months when I noticed that I was brusing eaisly and getting little red dots on my feet.They took my blood and I only had 7000 platelettes, yikes! The docs took me off effexor and they jumped to 16,000 but have been hovering there for a week. I feel so alone in this, has anybody else experienced this? How long does it take for platelettes to bounce back?
Thanks, Liz
 DeLWolcott - Mon Oct 03, 2005 4:05 pm

Thrombocytopenia can happen with any drug, but you should also have a complete hematology work up done if the platelets don't rebound within a few months. You're not dangerously low right now, but you should watch for bruising, avoid contact sports and have the platelet count checked frequently to make sure it's going up and not down again.


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