I'm newly diagnosed with both PV and ET and still learning about the symptoms and treatments. Once diagnosed, my hematologist asked that I participate in a study of MPNs being conducted at UNM (University of New Mexico) Cancer Center. My hematologist has been very careful with treatment, slowly increasing my Hydroxyurea dosage until she got it just right. I have had few problems with the Hydroxyurea but did change to taking it at night before bed to minimize side effects during the day. She has been conservative with phlebotomy so as not to lower my iron levels too much. And though I'm not the fireball I used to be, if I get enough sleep, I am still able to do everything I've always done. I look forward to following others who have MPNs. I have included a more thorough overview of my diagnosis, treatment and supplement use in my profile. Thanks to all for sharing your health experience to help others with theirs!