I'm new to this forum.
I have the JAK2 mutation and also hypothyroid.
For the past few months my endocrinologist has put me on T3 as I had stopped converting levothyroxine.
After my last set of bloods she said I was to start taking an iron supplement as my %saturation was at the low end if range and in order for the T3 to be optimised it needed to be at the higher end.
So I started taking Herma-Plex in October.
I got some results back yesterday of my most recent blood tests and was horrified to find my platelets have risen to 608.
They were a little over 500 befire I started on the iron.
I am very worried now as my Gp said that now they have gone over 600 my Haematologist will want me to start a chemotherapy tablet. (the Haematologist had warned me this would be the treatment if my platelets rose again)
My question is..... Would the iron supplement have caused this rise?
Also I take magnesium and wondered if this affected saturation or can I increase it to maybe lower my platelets.???
Along with the iron I have also been taking 1000mg Vit C to aid absorption of the iron.
I just don't know what to do as endo said I need the saturation to increase to enable my.thyroid meds to work and Haematologist wants my platelets lower than they now are.
The upper range for platelets in my area us 400. I had been hovering around 480-500 previously.
I have been taking Aspirin 75mgs since 2008
I have taken magnesium since 2007.
The inky other newish medication is Mirtazepine which I was put on in April for "anxiety"(butterflies in tummy) which endocrinologist has said they are probably due to thyroid not being optimal
HELP......I SEE HAEMATOLOGIST NEXT Tuesday