I have been taking interferon for ET for nearly 2 years. Recently I realised I was feeling quite unwell with a raft of poor quality of life stuff going on. Additional tests in June showed an under active thyroid, so for several months I have been on a significantly reduced dose of interferon to see if this will still control platelets and also lead to a return of normal thyroid function.
My GP has strongly recommended taking thyroxin but the MPD consultant has not suggested this so I wondered if anyone else had had this experience and what they did to manage it.
I am trying to speak with my MPD specialist nurse so that I can double check with the consultant, but to my mind, I would prefer not to be taking another drug, being in my early 50s and anticipating living for a long time with this condition.
Any thoughts or shared experience in this particular area would be much appreciated.