I see a hematologist due to low platelets caused by lupus. Currently the count is very low and lupus will be treated again after years off controlling meds. Most likely I will take steroids again dexamethasone and then prednisone but also possible I will do IVIG for a longer lasting result.
12 years ago I was referred to a hematologist due to low platelets and mild anemia although I had never been sick. He was the one who figured out I had lupus before any clinical symptoms so the current situation is a rerun.
MCTD (SLE Lupus, polymyositis, scleroderma). Diagnosed 2005. Kidney, liver, GI tract, dysphagia, raynauds, barretts esophagus, quadriplegic in 2005. Recovered and now active in downhill skiing, golf, hiking. Meds: amlodipine, benezapril, omeprazole, potassium, folic acid, vitamins, maxide.
Remain Optimistic and you can overcome.