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Is it severe pms?OR?

Please help!! I was diagnosed with ITP 8 years ago. My symptoms are getting worse that I"m experiencing and i dont think they have anything to do with my ITP. My Doctors are NOT helpful. They say I also suffer from depression and chronic anxiety. Even though I'm telling them that these symptoms only start 2-3 weeks before my period.I am normally a happy person, but I've been keeping a journal lately and I've noticed that before my period..my platelets seem to get quite low..5-10. I am tired of infusions..as this doesn"t eleviate these symptoms. Thy are..a bad burning feeling under my skin{face]To touch my skin isn"t hot..just under the skin. Then the headaches start..intense and then my neck stiffens up. I am noticing in the last 2 -3 years that I'm developing heartburn . My spleen has been removed. Prednisone did not work. I just can't live like this anymore. The burning under my skin  and ears is what i"m scared about..sonjaI
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Difficult to say without examination.

Changes in sensation and headaches can be indicative of a neurological condition.  Peripheral neuropathy - caused by metabolic diseases like diabetes, thyroid or B12 disorders - can be ruled out.  The headaches can be evaluated with imaging studies like a CT scan or MRI.  An EMG or nerve conduction study can also be considered to evaluate for peripheral neuropathy.

These options should be discussed in conjunction with a neurologist.

Followup with your personal physician is essential.

This answer is not intended as and does not substitute for medical advice - the information presented is for patient education only. Please see your personal physician for further evaluation of your individual case.

Kevin, M.D.
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