Hi I'm new here. I was diagnosed with PV on 16 Nov after a slight stroke at the age of 46. I am trying to get back to normal for the sake of my husband and dog. I have had to have 7 venesections but now my levels are back down and waiting to go to clinic in 2 weeks to see what happens next. My Levels were 7.5 when I had the stroke and I was told that I was the highest that the haematologist has ever seen. I only take a statin and a blood thinner. It has been an emotional time the last 3 weeks. I think I will take it all in my stride.