Re: high platelets, sticky blood, <0.5 ferritin
Hi! I have a friend who has a blood disorder (olycythemia vera) and I do a lot of research on medical issues. It looks like you might have a precursor to a group of blood disorders called Myeloproliferative Neoplasms (MPN). Essential thrombocythemia (ET) is one of these, characterized by elevated platelets. Protein C deficiency is a precursor to ET and has been dubbed "thick blood". Elevated platelets is something to take seriously, but as long as you follow the doctor's recommendations, there is nothing to worry about immediately. People can have these blood disorders a long time without symptoms, but they can get blood clots that can cause a stroke other problem. It's a very good thing that you are aware of the high platelet count so that you can address it. We, my friend and I, have identified certain personality traits that people have with these blood diseases -- and one is being a very busy and social without the balance of self-nurturing activities like true rest and relaxation and simple fun. There's a tendency to be a higher achiever and to take a lot of responsibility for the welfare of others. Does that fit you? At any rate, you might want to look at some websites describing MPNs.