Hi All, I hope this post finds you all as well, as can be. Its not yet 2 months since I was diagnosed with PV Jak 2 Pos, platelets had jumped to in the 900's, had a meeting with a nurse specialist as where I live the clinics are nurse led, she was very helpful however I didn't want to go on the Hydrea, though again the high platelets prompted me, so I take 1 x500 mg .Mon. Wed Fri and the 75 mgs of aspirin each day, after 9 pills, today I had a hospital appt, and my platelets are down to 571, very relieved, my haematocrit is 519. no phlebotomy as iron level is low, will see the haematologist in 2 weeks. I am taking my own iron supplement they are gentle on the stomach, and eating iron rich foods, and drinking ++ as the ferrous fumarate, can cause lots of side effects, and as I have IBS too, it was a step too far for me. Still so much to learn, and so grateful for you wonderful folks on the forum in the U.K. and our lovely friends around the world, we are one.