I am a 35 year old female and have recently been diagnosed with ET, Jak 2 positive. Although I am on clopidogrel I am speaking to a new haematologist on Tuesday in relation to treatment. I am confused about whether all those with ET are treated with chemotherapy. Does it depend on anything, for example, do your platelets have to be above a particular level before you qualify for treatment? I think I'm desperately trying to find out if I have to have chemotherapy drugs because I am worried about fertility issues. The consultant I was seeing knew that my husband and I have been trying to conceive for a while, and that we have been refused IVF because of my platelets and so I am really concerned about what this might mean for us. Obviously I will raise this on Tuesday but am interested to know if how high other people's platelets have been when diagnosed or offered treatment. Thank you!