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Posted by Neil Hoskins
on May 18, 2000 at 15:02:08:
In Reply to: Re: polycythemia posted by Jeff R. on April 03, 2000 at 02:42:19:
: I'v been having headaches for the past few months. I'v also been very tired with in these same months. I went to the doctor and they said that my blood is a little thick. There doing tests to see if I have polycythemia. So I have been researching all about polycythemia. I have a lot of the symtoms but my skin tone if perfectly fine. But I have had a lot of othe pain thats not included with polycythemia. For one my bowl movments have changed and I'v been having a lot gas and cramping. I'v also had my eye sight change a lot. Matter of fact thats how this all started. I noticed my eye sight changing and then a week later the headaches came. My headaches are usaully one sided and obove my eyes. They switch sides of my head every once and a while but its usually on my left side. I was wondering if these symptoms are classic with polycythemia?
Jeff, my father has just been diagnosed with Polycythemia Vera and his symptoms were much the same as you've described. He won't talk about it now but his eyes have been particularly affected for a while now and headaches were very prominent. There are plenty of web sites around describing everything but it's all medical jargon and looks like the Doctors really don't know how to control it and I don't know what the hopes are for total cure. Perhaps you now know ??
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