Well it sounds like you have thrombocytopenia (low platelets). It's secondary to other things usually... That can be caused by many different things. I have ITP (immune thrombocytopenia purpura) which is another auto immune disease where my body makes antibodies to its own platelets and kills them. When my platelets get really low, I have bruising all over my body and petechiae (tiny red dots smaller then beauty marks on the skin). My gums will bleed when I brush my teeth, and sometimes I will get a bloody nose. Anyway, I hope you figure out what's going on. It could be lupus, it could be crohn's or it could actually be both! Or something else... If you are anemic, have low WBC's AND have thrombocytopenia, that is called pancytopenia and is caused by an underlying problem. Please take care and try to get some rest!
HUGS!! Let us know what happens!!
Finally Dx- April 13 2007 (age 26) ilio-crohn's-colitis. Surgeries:appendectomy, cholecystectomy, tonsillectomy, pinidal cyst removed,emergency abdominal surgery for hemorrhaging ovary from burst ovarian cyst, LEEPcervix, emergency abdominal surgery for grapefruit sized ovarian cyst removal, D and C of uterus, lumpectomy of breast.
MEDS: remicade, prednisone, Asacol TID, protonix, metformin, buspar, trazodone, multi V, B complex, flaxseed. Vegetarian, leaning towards vegan. no nuts, seeds, or wheat.
Many allergies. Polycystic ovarian syndrome, anxiety, depression, ITP
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