I've been back to the hospital today after having my Anagrelide increased 3 weeks ago. Before Christmas my platelets had gone up to 590 from 450, but this morning they were down to 420, so I don't go back for 8 weeks this time. Also staying on the same dose of 2 in the morning and 2 in the evening.
I had also been worried as my WBC had been creeping up over the last few months, although still in normal range. I asked about this and was told the ET can also alter the white blood cells as well. Anyway they had also gone back down a bit. She checked back over my results and my WBC had never gone over 9.5, so feel a bit more reassured by that. I also asked about why the blood results said stage 2 CKD but was told that was due to side effects of the various drugs including hu and pain relief for my arthritis, and it wasn't anything to worry about as my last scan showed my kidneys were normal!
I have put weight on over the 3 weeks the dosage was increased but those weeks do include Christmas so that probably has a lot to do with it! Although I have had a lot of difficulty losing weight while being on Anagrelide, harder than when on hu.
Anyway that's a good start to my year so I'm pleased with that. Hope 2017 is a really happy and healthy one for everybody particularly Chris (jedi-reject) even though he is from the wrong side of the Pennines!!! XX