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Tue, Feb 4 10:38am · Side effects of Hydroxyurea, ET in Blood Cancers & Disorders

Taking oral Hydroxyurea for over two years. 500mgx2 day to begin increased to 16 pills week. Platelets seem to go up and down and up in 600 range in Jan. So Haematologist wants to increase again. Eye problem began in August 2019 and has continued in various ways since. Have been to Optometrist, Physicians assistant here and they don’t have knowledge of the meds being cause. Have told Haematologist but he did not even look at my eyes and suggested I get more sleep! He does not want to hear about this it seems. I think I may go off the meds to see if eyes get better.

Tue, Feb 4 10:38am · Side effects of Hydroxyurea, ET in Blood Cancers & Disorders

Taking this to treat ET high platelets. Anyone have this medication cause problem with eyes? Red bottom eyelids, redness inside eye tissue etc?

Nov 25, 2019 · Ear Infection gone bad in Ear, Nose & Throat (ENT)

Sorry you are unwell. Maybe ask if you could take something other than Allegra. I know I cannot take it, as for some reason it gave me some odd side effects. I do take other allergy things without problem. Ask your Dr before changing though. Sinus infections can make you feel mighty unwell and dizzy. See a Dr again and try to sip some hot tea or clear soup to stay hydrated. Also, can help to clear sinuses.

Nov 18, 2019 · Every day I cough up what looks like a scab with ugly mucous and blood in Ear, Nose & Throat (ENT)

An Otolaryngologist is probably the one to ask about bothersome sinus problems. There is a possibility of nasal polyps. I had a hard time with allergies, nasal congestion and so on. Best thing I ever did was finally be seen by a good Otolaryngologist and help was on the way. Good luck.

Jul 12, 2019 · ENT Issues: I don’t know what to do. in Ear, Nose & Throat (ENT)

Maybe you could see an otolaryngologist to check for nasal polyps? Also could try salt water rinse of nasal passages to clear up any problem there. Good luck but I’m sure all will be well soon.

Jun 29, 2019 · Mast Cell Activation in Blood Cancers & Disorders

I have Asthma, Allergies and Nasal Polyps. Allergist I see now told me people with all of these have something called Sampters Triad. Allergy to Salicylates. He advised to try desensitization and started me on very low dose aspirin, under their supervision. Gradual increase to 325 mg daily. I have noticed a great improvement in all asthma,allergy and nasal problems, without changing food I eat. Don’t know if this would apply to your problem but maybe worth checking into.

Jun 11, 2019 · 6 sinus surgeries and nothing better in Ear, Nose & Throat (ENT)

One other thing to mention regarding allergies, asthma, sinus nasal polyps. Allergist in past 6 years has helped with this quite a bit. He felt I was too old to start allergy shots again (have had in past but no great improvements). So he knew of something called Samter’s eTriad, which is when someone has all three things mentioned above. Indications are that the person may be allergic to salicylates (which are found naturally in many foods, fruits, vegetables etc). So he started me on very low dose aspirin and has built up to a 325 aspirin per day. This is a desensitization process to improve the Salicylate allergy. I have to say that this has helped a lot, not a complete cure all, as of course you may be allergic to other things too. It has seemed to keep things in check. Hope this might help someone else too. I take the coated aspirin to try to avoid other problems.

Jun 10, 2019 · 6 sinus surgeries and nothing better in Ear, Nose & Throat (ENT)

See online https//drsummitshah.com/the role of platelets in allergic reactions. Studies such as this back up my feeling, that high platelets may result (at least in part) from inflammation of sinuses, polyps, asthma and allergies. I have had 2 sinus surgeries in past 12 years to remove polyps. I was warned it is not a cure but does help for awhile. The Hematologist does not think it has any connection but I continue to research and there are several articles that point to it. I am not happy taking Hydroxyurea for a year, as I can see it starting to affect my fingernails, weak leg muscles, makes asthma worse and fatigue etc. I was a reasonably healthy, active 78 year old prior to this. I know the Hematologist is trying to help me by medicating with Hydroxyurea but it seems to be bringing me down in other ways. I continue to live as usual, stay active and eat healthy and have thought about going off Hydroxyurea and take my chances. These are my own thoughts and I put forth the above info, which may or may not help someone else.