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my platelets stabilzed between 50 to 60. Do I continue with Revolade?

  • GrouchoMarx
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8 months 4 weeks ago #73268 by GrouchoMarx
Dear all,
I had a bacterial infection in my lungs that led me to a pneumonia and a succesful recovery after a week of strong antibiotics. My platelets without any medication reached 400K. From there it slowly went down to 200K after several weeks and after another month my platelets seems stable between 50 to 60. Yesterday blood test It was 57K. Prior to my pneumonia my platelets were around 10K without medication.
My doctor want me to continue with Revolade to get my platelets over 100K again.
Do my body needs a break from Revolade after 3 years in a row?
Is 50 K to 60 K a relaxing figure?

I appreciate any comment.
Txs
GM

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8 months 3 weeks ago #73269 by mrsb04
If I could maintain a count of 50-60 without medication I would do so, but only you can decide what to do with your body.
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5 months 4 weeks ago #73364 by ImPatient
Revolade should only be used to get your count up and keep it around 50, not more. Once it keeps increasing, the dose of Revolade is usually lowered. Maybe ask your doctor why he wants to increase your platelets that much and how much of a risk for thrombosis there is for you.
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5 months 1 week ago #73375 by Lman
I would open a couple of Champagne, celebrate this wouldn't touch any medications, and undergo six months of weekly tests to see how things would go.

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