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Old 11-18-2011, 06:07 AM   #1
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Madison, Wisconsin
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Dizziness/Vertigo and High Platelets

I've been having dizzy spells for about a year now, and oddly, I sometimes get "flashers" or weird light in my vision on the days when it occurs. I also have pain in my fingertips and toes on my right side. When I first went in, my platelet count was a bit high, but not alarmimgly high. The second time I went in, it was elevated even more. Yesterday I had a very bad dizzy/vertigo spell along with the tioes and fingertips pain on the right side and went to Urgent Care. Again there's been a slight elevation in platelets. I asked the doc if I should be worried about leukemia or cancer and she said, since this has been going on for a year, and since the numbers don't really indicate leukemia or other cancers, that it's "highly unlikely" that I will be found to have cancer.
But whey is she now sending me to a Hematologist and an Oncologist?

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Old 11-28-2011, 05:57 AM   #2
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Re: Dizziness/Vertigo and High Platelets


Those are typical symptoms for E.T that can be experienced even with lower platelets (around 500.000-600.000) also they hapen more often in people that are Jak positive.
Do you take aspirin? And how high have the platelets been?
I have noticed that if you do a lot of sports, especialy swimming the symptoms get a lot better, but you have to do this continuously.
(sorry for the english im from Portugal)!

Old 11-28-2011, 06:24 AM   #3
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Re: Dizziness/Vertigo and High Platelets

Still waiting for the test results on the JAK2, but yes, it has been diagnosed as E.T.. I am definitely going to be excercising a lot with resistance bands and running for the rest of my life. Thanks so much for your reply.

Old 12-22-2011, 12:14 PM   #4
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Madison, Wisconsin
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Re: Dizziness/Vertigo and High Platelets

Yep, now definitely JAk2 positive. I'm fully processed with this in my mind now. Been on hydroxyurea and my platelet count went from over a million to just above 600k, so there's been some improvement. You all have a safe and healthy Christmas Holiday.

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