I am a 74 year old female and was first told that I had E.T. over two years ago. I found that I could not tolerate Hydrocarbamide but was better with Anagrelide despite side effects.
However my platelets climbed to over 900 and was told earlier this year that Busulfan was the last resort.
Busulfan is not often used, it being a very old drug and is prescribed for short periods. This means I have to go for a blood count every two weeks. There are few side effects and have had no problems with it.