ITP - Editor's Choice

Over the years, Earth Clinic readers have sent us many reports about their treatments for ITP. The editors at Earth Clinic consider the below posts to be some of the most helpful and informative and have named them 'Editor's Choice'. We hope that you will find this useful.

Iron for itp  

Posted by Tasha (Jersey City, Nj ) on 06/27/2016
5 out of 5 stars

My dad has been suffering with itp since he was young. Over 30 years. Just recently he discovered that iron intravenously improved his condition. He had 3000 platelet count and low hemoglobin. Doctors kept giving him transfusions of blood and put him on prednisone. He got tired of it and asked Doctor for iron. The doctor said why? My dad said, "Trust me." He got 4 bags of iron weekly; his platelets were doubling every week. Doctor did iron plus monitoring his iron levels and blood. My dad normalized quickly bleeding and bruising healed. Look up iron deficiency and itp as well.

Vitamin C  

Posted by Robert (Ca) on 10/03/2015
5 out of 5 stars

Treatment of 68yr old male with first occurance of purpura on hands & legs with the following: divided doses of vit-C powder as non-gmo sodium ascorbate, 3-4grams per dose, 3-times per day & citrus bioflavonoid complex 1-2 capsules, (700-1400mgs), with each dose of vit-C. Initially for 1-week, included yarrow tea, (may sub with tincture), & topical applications with natural vit-E mixed tocopherols, as needed. Purpura cleared in 1-week, all areas.

After the 2nd week, one spot returned. Suggested blood lab for platelet count & awaiting results. Consulted with licensed NMD who suggested possible chemical sensitivities panel such as ELISA, etc. Client unwilling to perform 'chem-sens' testing & possibly after platelet count results. I will advise results when confirmed.

Note: about 85% of vit-C is gmo corn based from China. Non-gmo is avail online or health food stores & labeled as such. Doses are based on bowel tolerance. If loose bowel, reduce dosage to comfort level. Sodium ascorbate is buffered, non-acidic, & will not affect "salt restricted diets" as no chlorides are present.