Hi everyone this is my first post on the forum but I have had a lot of questions answered from others posts which have helped me a lot since my diagnoses 2 months ago. I have ET and am Jak 2 positive, I take 1000 mg of Hyd Thurs-Sun and 500 mg Mon- Wed and an asprin. I haven't had many side effects at all and the symptoms that I had suffered for several years have almost gone or subsided significantly. I should feel happy.
This week however I've felt quite down I think I was upset that I had to increase my dose as my platelet count hasn't come down enough and I've been getting headaches. Also I've had three bad nights with what I can only describe as a feeling in my stomach as though I've swallowed a cup of acid. This has kept me awake, I'm not sure why it's happening. I've had the sensation a few times at night and thought it was because I was taking the drug in the evening but continued to take one tablet before dinner. This week however it had been worse.
I've read some people have had to take anti acid tablets but I'm loathed to go down that route and take yet another drug. Does it sound as though that is what it is to those people who may have experienced this sensation. I'm guessing it's the drug.