Taking 1000 mg Hydroxurea does not agree with me. I have had the disease for many years... most likely 10 to 13 years. I have felt ok, (except for itching) until taking the extra dose of hydroxurea. Does anyone else have chills? Stiff neck? Stiff body? and Weakness?
I had Polycythemia Vera for 19 years, and my dosage of hydroxrea continued to increase until I reached 1500 mg daily. The side affects were minimal. The disease itself caused most of my issues. I did have chills, major migraine headaches and weakness, but after so many years with P.V., the hydroxrea no longer was capable of controlling the size of my spleen. This eventually lead me to Jakavi. My concern with Jakavi, was the possible rebound affect that some patients experience causing the spleen to shrink at first, then grow to be larger than prior to taking Jakavi. I remained on Jakavi until I was diagnosed with secondary mylofibrosis.
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