So glad this was helpful to you. Don's only treatments have been Campath at NIH in April, 2009 - Cyclosporine in July, 2010 thru March, 2011 (all that did was make his hair grow fast, curly and wavy - and as his hairdresser I was glad when he stopped taking it!). He received bi-weekly Aranesp shots for quite a while until he started the Promacta. I don't know that it ever helped much but don't know how he would have done had he not taken it.
So far he has tolerated the Promacta very well. Now that we're at max dosage he should start seeing some response if he is going to respond.
I wish you well. God Bless.