I am new here and have been diagnosed with ET JAK2+, 3 months ago. My platelets were 666 (!) and have now dropped to 576. I am on Clopidogrel, following a slight stroke 8 months ago which eventually led to the diagnosis. I am aged 67 but have always taken lots of exercise and am careful about my diet. I have a history of bad side effects from lots of different drugs, so I have always tried to avoid taking anything. My consultant wants to put me on hydroxycarbamide, which I am not keen on, so i wondered if anyone has any advice on diet for reducing plateltes? I did a Google search and it came up with a number of foods to decrease platelets such as raw garlic, gingko biloba, ginseng, pomegranates, and others, but i couldn't find any research to back this up. I would be really grateful if anyone is able to share advice about diet. Any ideas welcome.