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ITP and antidepressants

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2 months 2 weeks ago #73473 by MarissaH
ITP and antidepressants was created by MarissaH
I have a teen newly diagnosed with ITP that was suggested to go back on antidepressants.  Previously was on Lexipro when diagnosed with ITP  so went off it. Does anyone have experience with ITP and taking antidepressants (which may actually lower platelet count) or know of a good doctor that is familiar with this subject?

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2 months 2 weeks ago - 2 months 2 weeks ago #73475 by Margaret
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I wondered about Lexapro after reading about its possible effects on platelets. But trying to discontinue Lexapro was so unpleasant I resumed it quite quickly. After learning about symptoms I realised my itp goes way  further back than my Lexapro use, and with mycophenolate have controlled itp (so far ...) while continuing Lexapro. The drawback : both cause dry mouth/throat and I continually drink water and use medicinal chewing gum 
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