Hello, I was diagnosed with essential thrombocythemia September of 2015. I've was having symptoms of itchy skin, fatigue (like I had been in battle all night). My GP ordered blood work and found my platelets at that time were in the 600's. I was sent to a Hematologist who ordered a BMB, couldn't find anything conclusive so I was ordered to take a baby aspirin and get my blood drawn every week. Once my platelets reached 966, I had another BMB and they found ET, so I take 1500 of hydroxyurea which is lowered my platelets. I'm joining different support groups to get more understanding about ET. I have more symptoms now, but at least I'm learning to live with this and starting to understand.
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