I was diagnosed with Pv in September 2016. My platelets have constantly been rising -They are now 1,300,000
My haematologist commenced me on anagrelide 4 weeks ago but platelets still rising
She has increased my anagrelide but said she would like to change me on to pegasys interferon but is a bit wary as I have had a large Pulmonary embolism a year ago which they think was probably linked to undiagnosed my PV. I just wonder if anyone has any information regarding whether interferon is contraindicated for people who have had a previous thrombolytic event and why . Also if anyone with a history of thrombolytic events is on pegasys interferon .
I'm a proper awkward child ! -- Because of my history of melanoma I cannot have hydroxyurea.
Any advice greatly appreciated