I’ve been diagnosed with ET, and have had the full barrage of tests from blood work through MRI. When the Canadian health care system kicks in it really kicks in! It’s likelyI had a small TIA a couple of months ago and have platelet count of 660 consistently over the past year. I’m 62 and am very healthy and active. Im to start taking hydroxy this week - 1 tablet per day - and I keep trying not to worry and not to be scared but I still am. Iknow I don’t want to have a stroke, so I’ll take it. But I’m worried about side effects. This forum seems so reasonable and helpful.