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ET: What are acceptable platelet numbers?

Blood Cancers & Disorders | Last Active: Mar 10 8:48am | Replies (20)

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@jerrlin

I am 75 and healthy, still walk the golf courses and enjoy all the activities that I did before my diagnosis of PCV. My platelets run all over the place. 3 months ago my Hemotologist put me on Hydroxyurea 500 mg 7 days a week now I take it 3 times a week. I don’t have any side effects. I like it much better than having a phlebotomy. If you don’t like it, you can always stop taking it.

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I agree with jerrlin. Give the hydroxy a shot. I have been on it from almost 3 years with no issues and it does seem to work well in reducing platelet #’s. Mine were too high and my doc had me on daily doses which brought it down too much. Now taking 4x week and that is keeping me in the low 400’s.