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Old Fri Dec 9, 2016, 06:42 PM
Lennyr Lennyr is offline
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Does anyone have any experience with eating papaya in order to raise platelet counts . Info is most appreciated. Thanks Lenore
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Old Sat Dec 10, 2016, 01:52 PM
bailie bailie is offline
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What is the reason for the low platelets? That is the determining factor why anything might work.
age 70, dx RAEB-2 on 11-26-2013 w/11% blasts. 8 cycles Vidaza 3w/Revlimid. SCT 8/15/2014, relapsed@Day+210 (AML). Now(SCT-Day+1005). Prepping w/ 10 days Dacogen for DLI on 6/9/2017.
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Old Sun Dec 11, 2016, 10:32 PM
Lennyr Lennyr is offline
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Husband age 75. Now Raeb2, now on amicar, platelets was down to 10k. Vidaza did not work , nor did promacta, 14% blast , currently waiting for a possible trial
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Old Mon Dec 12, 2016, 09:07 AM
Mseth Mseth is offline
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Papaya leaf juice

Juice of papaya leaves is said to be effective in increasing platelets count in some mosquito borne illnesses that are prevalent in India. Pills made of papaya leaf extract are also available here. You can try to get papaya leaves from an Asian store and extract the juice at home.
Not heard of eating papaya to increase platelets.
Mother age 79, dx MDS RCMD low risk del 20q April 2013, no response to EPO, Danazol. pRBC tx dependent - 2 units every 3-4 weeks, exjade Dec 2013 - Mar2014, restarted Dec 2014
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Old Mon Dec 12, 2016, 06:52 PM
Cheryl C Cheryl C is offline
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Hi Lennyr - how are your husband's Vitamin D and B12 levels?
Dx MDS RAEB 10% blasts + hypogammaglobulinemia, Sep 2011. Jan 2012 BMB - blasts down to 2% w/out treatment so BMT cancelled. Re-diagnosis RCMD. Watch and wait from Feb 2012. IVIg 5-weekly. New diagnosis Oct 2019 AML 23% blasts in marrow, 10% blasts in peripheral blood.
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Old Tue Jul 11, 2017, 09:00 PM
majorindy majorindy is offline
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Payaya Leaf Extract Juice

I posted a message on Health Unlocked which is a United Kingdom web site. The site administrator (Mr. Anthony Heard) responded to my post. He said there was no scientific evidence that papaya raised platelets - if it did we would of known about it not by now. He mentioned that some of these supplements do more harm than good. Even my own hematologist said that a lot of what you read on the internet are false claims of manufacturers trying to sell their products. I personally are using only supplements that I read about at pdsa.org (Platlet Disorder Support Association). Go to their menu - wealth of information.
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