I have ET CalR+, was diagnosed in 2013 when I was 31. I was started in low dose aspirin but it didn’t really agree with me to I was on no medication until I fell pregnant last summer, and stated taking aspirin again and standard pregnancy vitamins. My platelets sat around the 1100-1200mark and as expected dropped during pregnancy to between 700 - 800. I completed a 6 week course of fragmin following the birth and have just been back to the haem for a check up to find that my platelets are up at 1550, the highest they have ever been! She isn’t really sure why and is wondering if I might have an underlying infection (due to one of the clotting test results being high) so I’m repeating the test in 3 weeks and hoping for better results. I’m somewhat disappointed as previously I had read that many peoples platelets stayed lower after pregnancy and took time to rise to their ‘normal’ level but mine seem to have gone mad!
So I guess my question is, had anyone else experienced this? Could it be a reaction to the fragmin thinning the blood that my body’s decided to make more platelets? Is it maybe just a result of being sleep deprived and dehydrated due to breastfeeding? I know I should have asked my haem these questions but I think I was just in shock yesterday and did really process any of it until the 4am feed this morning.
Any thoughts, advice or experiences would be appreciated.