Request help for thrombocytosis
I know this is not the place to post this request, but it's urgent and I hope you oblige.
As my subject declares we need help. Am 67 my wife is 60, We live in the Philippines. For the past 3 years, my wife has gone thru a lot: shingles, acid reflux, hypertension and now thrombocytosis...she has her maintenance in plavix and amlife and anagrelide for the thrombocytosis.
It is a question that despite being vegetarians, we still get these diseases specifically the thrombo just vexed us. We got our vaxxed the 1st and 2nd dose pfizer and moderna but not the booster shots. We know the consequences. Now if body electronics can help her before she undergoes a lab exam in December. Now am writing to ask for HELP from you.
Please kindly HELP us, Art.
Dickson & Becca
This is my second time typing this out as I lost my first reply so this is a little condensed.
The thrombocytosis (platelet overproduction) seems to be her doctors first order of business to prevent a potential stroke or heart attack from the overproduction of platelets and resultant clotting.
The Plavix is an antiplatelet drug.
I have zero experience with Electrical Potential Therapy (EPT), but I assume they are using it to lower the platelet count or to return her system to homeostasis or both.
Anagrelide is also a platelet reducer.
So it appears they are well on the way on that front, but ultimately they should try and determine the cause of the thrombocytosis which can be several. Common causes are various infections, hemolytic anemia and iron deficiency anemia as well as specific cancers.
As just a basic example, a mild case of Covid-19 has shown the potential to cause thrombocytosis while a severe case has shown the potential to cause thrombocytopenia or "decreased platelet" count. Has she had such an infection? Infections of this nature increase inflammatory cytokines, especially interleukin-6 (IL-6) and this can lead to increased platelet production.
Can you give me more specifics on what her doctor thinks is causing the thrombocytosis so I can be more specific in terms of a direction to move in? You may have to act as her proactive advocate to squeeze this information out of her doctor if the doctor has not yet discussed the potential cause with you. That information is needed in order to have an idea of how to move forward.
Also you mentioned other previous health issues, but you didn't say if those issues are still present or already resolved. You would need to let me know on those issues also.
I forgot to mention that the Covid vaccine has shown the ability to increase platelet count with the first vaccine(11.8%) and more so after the second vaccine(17.6%) as outlined in this December 2021 study :
Here is a relevant quote from the study :
'Following dose 1, there was a trend toward a decrease in platelet count with a median platelet nadir of 60 × 109/L (IQR = 36.0–126.5 × 109/L, p = .09). Platelet counts decreased by 20% or greater from baseline in 47.1%, stayed the same in 41.2%, and increased by 20% or greater in 11.8% (Figure 1A). After dose 2, median platelet nadir was not significantly different from baseline [80.5 × 109/L (IQR = 42.3–118.8 × 109/L), p = .29]. Overall, 44.1% had a decrease, 38.2% had no change, and 17.6% had an increase after dose 2 (Figure 1B). Platelet trends were not significantly different depending on the vaccine manufacturer. '
So you can see that those who had two vaccinations showed that 17.6% had increased platelet counts and the vaccine manufacturer was of insignificant importance in this issue. This is something you have to consider in case it turns out that the thrombocytosis has multiple causes.