JAK2 positive, high platelets and also PAH (diagnosed)
Does anyone have both of these incurable diseases? How do you manage therapies for both? I'm an active 83 year old female.
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I’m currently being tested for polythecemia vera. JAK2 at the end of May. A bit anxious.
How are you coping, dear?
Pretty well. I’m just starting on the medication for the PAH so will have to see how that goes. The thing that has been most frustrating, with both diseases, is that it took several years with both to get a diagnosis. Primary care doctors just do not have the training and experience to recognize symptoms as something serious and possibly life threatening.
@bevjg, with PAH are you referring to pulmonary arterial hypertension?
My very active 82 year old father just got diagnosed with JAK2 positive, high white count and myeloproliferate disorder. He will start taking Hydrea 500mg 3 times a week. Is there anything is should look out for? Anyone with some good advice on these disorders would be very appreciated. Thank you
I'm a very active 83 year old female JAK2 positive, essential thrombocythemia, on Hydrea 500 mg, 7 days per week. In addition I have pulmonary arterial hypertension and take several strong meds for that. The only side effect I noticed from Hydrea is fatigue so I just have to pace myself and get plenty of rest.