Mast Cells and Histamine in MPN Related Itching Explained

mast cell in mpn

Publisher’s Note: PV Reporter is very pleased to welcome Kate Newberry as contributing writer.  She is collaborating with me on the Mast Cell Mania series providing the “medical commentary.” Kate Newberry is a Senior Research Scientist in the Department of Leukemia at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center collaborating with Dr. Srdan Verstovsek, […]

Over the Counter Combo of Zyrtec and Zantac helping PV patients get relief from Itching!

zantac and zyrtec for polycythemia

Part 1 in a Series – “Mast Cell Mania” at the Root of many MPN Symptoms by David Wallace Background A high percentage of polycythemia vera – MPN patients suffer from Aquagenic Pruritus, a fancy clinical term for itching.  Few patients presenting with itching are tested for PV, but it is a classic symptom that […]

PV For Newbies – A Patient’s Perspective

by Dave Stewart YOU’VE JUST BEEN DIAGNOSED WITH PV… …and now, most likely, you’re looking online for info…anything…to tell you what to expect, what’s next, how long you’re going to live… First things first – Don’t panic.  Easier said than done, but learning how to control your stress and keep it at a healthy level […]

Strategies to Beat Itching in Polycythemia Vera

woman scratching her neck due to PV

How Can I Beat the Itchies? contributed by Paul Jaeger I was suffering from itching (pruritis) almost 10 years before my Polycythemia Vera was diagnosed.  It’s the worst symptom my disease/condition has brought so far, although the doctor promises death at some point in my future.  I had to give her $150 to tell me […]

Bone & Joint Pain in MPN Patients Explained

From our www.mpdsupport.org archives from 1995, pearls of wisdom by the late Dr. Gilbert Dear Members: For your information re bone and joint pains in MPD. Several of you have mentioned that you suffer from bone and/or joint pains – sometimes attributed to arthritis.  I have seen a number of patients who have this complaint […]

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