I described what motivated me to try a fast at litmocracy.blogspot.com/201... .
I finally had a blood test today - my first after the fast. My platelet count was 476 on May 2nd. My 10-day fast ended on 5/7. My prescription is for 5.5 grams of Hu each week, but for at least the last two weeks, I've been taking only 4.5. My platelet count is 387 today (5/31). Can words convey my joy?
My oncologist wants my count to be under 400, but because I am averse to medicine (especially poison, even mild poison like Hu), I told him my target is under 600. This means that I will take only one Hu per day (further reducing my Rx from 4.5 grams to 3.5) until my next blood test. If and when I have established a new dosage and stable platelet count, I might do another 10 day fast to see if the effect of that is more generally a permanent reduction in platelet production (I'd assume through metabolization of the extra megakaryocytes).
I will keep you all posted.