Re: Polycythemia Vera
I've been dealing with polycythemia for about 7 years now, taking Hydroxurea and getting phlebotomies every two months or so.
I took various anti-itch pills for a couple of years. But I gave them up as a useless expense and... yeah... the itchig is less frequent and less severe now. Nightsweats is another symptom of polycy. For those I found a nightly dose of Ambien works pretty well.
Sorry to say, I can't help you on the weight loss. I maintained 175 on my 6'3" frame till this summer. Now I'm down to 160, but I seem to have stabilized there. My oncologist says I shouldn't worry as long as the loss is not polonged and severe.