Hi - my first post on this excellent forum...
I have ET Jak2+ , diagnosed 6 years ago. On baby aspirin, platelets quite stable around 600. Approaching the big 60 though, so preparing for Hydroxycarbamide prescription. I am fortunate that my platelet count is stable, and I seem to be asymptomatic.
Has anyone declined taking Hydroxy at this stage, and adopted a 'wait and watch' policy on the platelet count? Or is it best to to follow the heamatologist's guidance and start taking the drug at 60, to reduce the platelet count now? I'm a bit concerned about side effects and 'dependancy'.
I tricky one I know!