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!
Part 1 in a New Series: “Addressing 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 tags along with a host of other […]
Strategies to Beat Itching in Polycythemia Vera
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 […]