Zantac Recall Expands, New Options help PV patients calm Itching

MPN Patients have multiple Over The Counter options to relieve Itching! by Jennifer Acker For many PV patients the combination of Zantac (an H2 blocker) and Zyrtec (an H1 blocker) have been effective in providing relief from pruritus, a severe itching condition that is a common MPN symptom.  PV Reporter first uncovered this impressive treatment […]

A Bad day Living with Polycythemia Vera

Publishers Note: This note was sent to me on the comments/share a story part of this website and grabbed my attention.  It was written by Mike Norris.  After exchanging several emails, he said “I am not always Mr Gloom and Doom, I just waxed poetic one night and wrote out what was going on inside […]

Mast Cells and Histamine in MPN Related Itching Explained

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 Series – “Mast Cell Mania” at the Root of many MPN Symptoms Part 1 in a New Series (2019):  “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 […]

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 […]

 
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