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Thu, Aug. 20th, 2009, 07:14 pm
banignorance: help? please?

Hi.. I'm Nicole 23 year old. I have Endometriosis, Hypothyroidism, and ITP. I'm here right now about my ITP. My doctor called and said they want to start me on Rituxan tomorrow for my ITP because I've already done two doses of Dexametha -something (steroid) - 10mg for 4 days- twice now and my platelets keep dropping anyway. Ive been off of the steroids for weeks now and they seem to keep dropping anyway. So this is what they've come to.. Rituxan. has anyone else had this done? I called the doctor and wrote down the name today so I could find out more about it.. and I'm not liking what I'm reading. 77% of people have these side effects and 3% die.. im sure you guys are all in the same boat with me when I said I'm ALWAYS the one who gets sick or has the side effects. always! Should I go through with this or not? because now im worried