Lynnwood, Co-Moderator: Lupus Forum
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Hi -- just wanted to tell you that when I was diagnosed, my platelets were also at 5. I was treated with prednisone (100mg a day!-yuck) and Imuran. After about 10 months, the Imuran was causing my white blood cells to drop, so I was taken off of it and I started Plaquenil. I had labwork done yesterday and my platelets were 332. I know everyone is different, but I just wanted to share what my scenario was. I haven't spoken with many other people whose platelets were affected by their lupus. I hope things look up for you soon!