Hi, Can I ask what experiences anyone has had on taking Hydroxicarbamide. I have had ET for about 6 years but only taken aspirin. My platelets are 953 now and I am expecting that I will have to start taking it on my next visit to clinic which is tomorrow. My mother is on it for white blood cell problem and has had thinning hair and a leg ulcer and I am making myself so anxious about taking it that I am now feeling ill. !!!