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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • November 14, 2010
  • 04:28 AM

After a routine physical with elevated platlet count, repeated blood work with same result, refered to oncologist, ruled out auto-immune disease (these can cause high platlet counts) with CT scans and bone marrow biopsy, (this is not as bad as it seems by the way like getting a tooth pulled except from you hip bone) and more blood tests, you would think the levels would go down they have taken so much blood! So, no underlying causes like cancers or lupus, arthritis ect. Now on Hydroxurea 1500 mg daily and low dose aspirin and the count is coming down. No real side effects from the drug so hope to get a maintenance dose and routine follow ups in the next few months, it is takeing some time to get the count down but it didn't get that high over night. Our target goal is under 500 . At first test it was over a million. I guess I have been lucky no symptoms when I was first tested and none even now. Earlier post's reassures me that I can take this medicine for years without problems. I think the key is finding a Dr. you trust and are comfortable with. Don't be afraid to ask questions. It's your health after all!

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