This is my first post here and I am very happy to have found this community. I'm a 34 year old male who needs to quit smoking... I was recently told that I have the jak2 v617f mutation and I will be starting hydroxyurea in the nextfew days. My RBC is 6.85, HGB 20, and HCT is 62.2 even though I have had two phlebotomies in the past week. Currently I get tingling in my fingertips and before the phlebotomies my right pinkie tip turned blue and felt like someone smashed iteach time it was touched...this is what led to me get looked at. I find myself always tired and getting frequent headaches that nothing can seem to fix besides laying in bed for hours. Even though I feel exauhsted I cannot sleep.
Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated. Should I go see a GP for the headaches or back to the hemotologist? One last thing, I also have had sharp pain by my right hip and sometimes under my right armpit. Any chance it could be related?
Thanks again....glad I found this place.