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I have been having a bit of trouble with my platelets being low, and while they are up now from where they were, (114 to 136), I'm really worrying about it. My iron is also on the low end of normal. I've been looking for different things to do that can help with both issues, and the thing that keeps coming up is chlorophyll, but that seems to have mixed reviews. I eat a pretty high protein diet, I think, and do okay with vegetables (but am working on doing better with the vegetables). My OB recommended eating high protein and more/better vegetables, and like I said, I've been working on doing better with the vegetables, but I already feel like I'm eating all.the.time. so I don't know that eating more would be a viable option. If I have to, I'll try iron supplements, but I have sometimes problems with pills, so I'd rather not have to go that route if I don't have to. Any suggestions?


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I can't wait to hear replies bc I've btdt in the past (so far ok this time round, tho).

 

In the past, I've heard good things about both chlorophyl & nettle tea. I don't have #s to back this up, tho; sorry.

 

If you have to supplement, I believe there are good whole food choices now (I mean better/ moe avail than say 12 years ago or so).

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There are a few of us struggling to find that magic bullet over here:

 

http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1369358/thrombocytopenia

 

Iron won't necessarily help your platelet count (my iron is fine, but I still have lower than normal counts, even when not pregnant), but if you are also having iron issues, I've heard Floradix is an iron supplement that is much more readily absorbed by your body and easier on the system.

 

I have some frozen wheatgrass juice cubes in my freezer that I'm going to add to my smoothies (once it gets warmer out and I feel like having a semi-frozen drink) too see if the chlorophyll helps, I mentioned some other things I've read in that other thread I posted as well.  There seems to be a lot of conflicting information, that's for sure...


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Just want to throw a curveball to you. Have you ever been checked for Celiac disease? I had really low platelet counts, red blood cell counts, you name it, and was taking all sorts of supplements to increase it. I ate really well, exercised, etc. Finally a new nurse asked if I'd been tested for Celiac. Boom. Positive. When I eat gluten by body then stops absorbing any nutirents. For me this caused my blood problems. Now I'm a gluten-free eater and my blood work is perfect. 

 

I know this is just my one experience, but it wasn't a direct correlation in my mind when the nurse introduced the idea so I just wanted to share. 

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Just want to throw a curveball to you. Have you ever been checked for Celiac disease? I had really low platelet counts, red blood cell counts, you name it, and was taking all sorts of supplements to increase it. I ate really well, exercised, etc. Finally a new nurse asked if I'd been tested for Celiac. Boom. Positive. When I eat gluten by body then stops absorbing any nutirents. For me this caused my blood problems. Now I'm a gluten-free eater and my blood work is perfect. 

 

I know this is just my one experience, but it wasn't a direct correlation in my mind when the nurse introduced the idea so I just wanted to share. 

 

I've never been checked for it, no. But I have wondered every once and awhile if I might have it, for various different reasons. I've not checked extensively into it, but that is interesting, and would make a lot of sense, if that turns out to be the case. Thanks!


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