Reply To: Leukopenia and Thrombocytopenia w/CIDP

February 7, 2014 at 1:44 am

I had a colonoscopy last year where they found a bleeding ulcer. They had me go on omeprazole to help heal the ulcer. Then my white blood cell count fell stumping my Hematologist. After doing some research on drug side affects, she asked me to stop taking the omeprazole and my WBC came back to normal a few weeks later.

Omeprazole is a drug well tolerated by most people, just not me.

JK, did they do a bone marrow aspiration and biopsy test on your friend?

A stem cell transplant might be worth exploring to see if it could correct your friend’s condition. This is a very expensive procedure and some insurances will not cover it. There are 2-3 clinical trials that are still recruiting. Here is one to check out: