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Hi everyone. I am a 51-year-old female who was diagnosed with ITP when I was 21. Back then, everyone was afraid to hug or kiss me as they thought it was related to HIV. I didn't know much about the disease either so I researched it. I must say, that over the years I have been extremely lucky my platelets never went below 80,000 even when I was pregnant with both of my boys.

I do feel extreme fatigue, which I know is quite normal. One thing I'm somewhat worried about now is the bone pain. I've recently, since July 2012, been experiencing sensitive skin and very painful bone issues. I'd like to know if anyone who has ITP has had or is experiencing this? If so, what are your symptoms and what is the treatment for it? Looking forward to hearing from you.

- Tammy


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