Hi all, you have always helped me out so again I need to ask a question. I was recently diagnosed with ET but surely I have had this for a long while, my GP was concerned until I raised alarm buttons. Long story short went to the Hemo Dr, had BMB and scans and blood work and nothing showed but high platelets last count was 753 down from 812. Wants me to start Hydroxea finally said ok because the one risk factor I have is over 60, I will be 64 next week. OK so got my flu shot and tomorrow getting the prevnar 13 pneumonia shot as he told me to make sure I got but had heard not to get the shingles shot as it is a live vaccine. OK so I go with husband today while he is getting the flu shot and his Dr starts talking about the shingles shot, I said I can't have that, he says Why? I told him in a week I am going to start taking Hydroxea that I have ET. He said look I have patients on that and they cycle off and when you cycle off you need to get the shingle shot especially if your immune system is compromised! Then he starts telling me how important it is and how people that get shingles can get it in there face and eyes and you can go blind! Well sure scared me! So now what to do, call my Hemo Dr and put off the meds for a couple of weeks or just wait. Don't know what to do???? Anyone had this kind of problem. thanks for any reply! Mickey
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