It's been almost 5 calendar months since I first learned of my MPN, and what has become increasingly disturbing is my weight gain over this period. I have now gained circa 8kg bringing my mass index to 123kg. This is the heaviest weight I have ever experienced in my short life... (57)
I initially noticed I blew up rather quickly when I started HU. Now I have been on Interferon x3 pw, for the past three weeks, and due to my having some severe chest pains at night (a tightness around my left upper arm), and an increasing sense of a shortness of breath... Naturally, (proactively), I became concerned. After another EKG and a stress test, all is apparently fine according to the cardiologist...
Nevertheless... I am still gaining weight and increasing my chances of having a stroke in the process. I have read in the literature on 'Interferon' that chest pain is a common side-effect, has anyone here, on Interferon, noted these two issues during their treatment regime?
If yes, what have you done to counteract and overcome them...?
Post ET (pre-fibrotic) MF