PLATELETS AND CFS?

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by Aussie_21, Jun 18, 2006.

  1. Aussie_21

    Aussie_21 New Member

    Hi I also have ITP which is blood platelet destruction...does anyone have ITP here? Or does anyone know a link between ITP and CFS?
  2. Lolalee

    Lolalee New Member

    I was diagonosed with Essential Thrombocythemia (elevated blood platelets) early on in my CFIDS diagnosis (10 years ago). My platelets were 1,250,000 - normal high is around 400,000. I was hospitalized because the doctors didn't know what was going on at first. It turned out that I was Anemic and my Cancer Antigen 125 (CA 125) test results were 153.2. Normal values are 35. The cancer was a mystery because they didn't find any tumors.

    I think that Essential Thrombocythemia is different from the ITP that you have, but I thought it was interesting that we had something so similar. I also have CFIDS.

    Lolalee