Anthony Heard came up with our ITP question of the week...
Despite what your doctor or specialist may have said WHAT DO YOU THINK MAY HAVE BEEN THE CAUSE OF YOUR ITP, WHAT DO YOU THINK MAY HAVE TRIGGERED IT ?
Anthony commented, "I would just be interested to hear what other ITP folk think. I have my own theory about why my ITP started but my specialist says no. For the record I think my ITP started as a reaction I believe my immune system had to a bereavement (that is what I think but who knows, it's as good a theory as any). Would be interested to hear what other folk think.
Give us your thoughts by leaving a comment about this question.
I think mine was triggered by stress. My parents were both undergoing chemotherapy and I lived too far away to help them. At the same time, my husband had three stents implanted around his heart resulting in his aviation career coming to an end. I was worried sick, hyper and lost a bunch of weight. After a year of self-induced stress, I was diagnosed with ITP.
How about you? What do you think triggered your ITP?