Dear all, i am new to the forum. i am in my mid 40s and was diagnosed with ET 6 years ago. the only symptom i have (apart from the fatigue) is very heavy periods. i could have a small procedure to help control and possible stop the periods (endometrial ablation) - but i have got it into my head that this extreme monthly bleeding is helping to control my platelets. my count is normally 12 - 1400, after several months of very heavy bleeding i am currently at 1000 (i am not taking meds) - does anyone have any experience of a change in platelet count after their periods have stopped (either naturally or after surgery)? i would welcome your thoughts and experience.