I was diagnosed with Essential Thrombocythemia last November and am on Hydroxyurea 1500mg daily in an effort to reduce my platelet count, still in 9000s. Developed peripheral neuropathy & pain left leg, hip to foot. Oncologist thinks due to arthritis back per X-ray, wondered if others have this also, maybe due to the disease or meds?. Dr. says rare disease so difficult to predict outcome/symptoms. Anyone know of support group in Seattle area for this? Have called the local hospitals, cancer lifeline, etc.; no positive results.