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Wed, Jun 17 12:43pm · Side effects of Hydroxyurea, ET in Blood Cancers & Disorders

Have been on Hydroxyurea 2 1/2 years for ET. 18 pills per week with platelets up and down and up again. During past 3 weeks having painful hip Bursitis affecting right upper thigh. Have not had any such problems before. No back, knee, hip problems ever. So I am wondering if this is side effect of taking Hydroxyurea.

Wed, Jun 17 9:24am · Side effects of Hydroxyurea, ET in Blood Cancers & Disorders

I did discuss with Pharmacist and he said it is possible side effect of Hydroxyurea meds (pills). The Optometrist did not agree, the Oncolologist really does not agree. A Doctors Assistant I saw for another matter looked up some info on Hydroxyurea and he said there is some evidence of the meds causing problems with Cutaneous tissue. I still have the problem with redness on bottom eyelids (although slightly less) and almost one year has passed.

Tue, Jun 16 7:12am · Side effects of Hydroxyurea, ET in Blood Cancers & Disorders

Thank you for your response. It is helpful information and I hope you receive good care to keep you comfortable.

Mon, Jun 15 4:30pm · Side effects of Hydroxyurea, ET in Blood Cancers & Disorders

There has not been a connection made. However, the Bursitis problem is one that
I have not experienced before in my almost 80 years. I am just asking to see if anyone
else has experienced this.

Mon, Jun 15 4:14pm · Side effects of Hydroxyurea, ET in Blood Cancers & Disorders

Wondering if there is anyone that has had problems with Bursitis like hip and leg pain, while taking Hydroxyurea. I have been diagnosed with ET and have been on Hydroxyurea for about 2 1/2 years. Recently began having A new problem with hip and leg.

Sat, Apr 11 10:14am · Are you getting cancer treatments during COVID-19? in COVID-19

I think this is a wonderful site that provides information, comfort to many, encouragement and yes, maybe a place to vent!

Fri, Apr 10 7:31am · Are you getting cancer treatments during COVID-19? in COVID-19

I recently had to find a lab in my area for blood test. The hospital Center in nearby city recommended this, due to increased Covid19 threat and to spare all concerned. Lab in our small rural town was closed but I managed to find lab in nearby small town. They were able to give me an appointment time, Hematologist faxed them a requisition and I went to have the test. I found the lab attendants were very appropriately masked, gowned and wearing face shields etc. I was given a mask (I inquired in advance if I should wear one and they preferred to give me one there).The test was done, Hematologist has results and Dr phoned me with directions for prescription of Hydroxyurea continuing. I feel this is a reasonable alternative during these uncertain times. Stay home and stay well. Take care all.

Mon, Apr 6 12:48pm · Are you getting cancer treatments during COVID-19? in COVID-19

Thanks .. especially with all that is going on around the world .. I am lucky – so have to continue this course for now. Take care.