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Taking Nicosan and Hydroxyurea

I got a question today that I couldn’t answer. Has anyone taken Nicosan WITH Hydroxyurea? Did you notice a difference? Have you had any side effects? Please share your story, either via comments or through my email. Thanks!

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Hydroxyurea…for those who like it…

I got this from one of my readers and decided to share this with everyone. It was on the comnparison of Nicosan versus Hydroxyurea post. I know that this blog might have become a one note wonder because Nicosan has worked miracles for me…I mean, it’s almost 10 months and

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Hydroxyurea vs Nicosan

Jay sent me a question that I think some other people might have. So we are going to do a comparative analysis on the two medications My doctor recently put me on Hydroxyurea. I was hesitant taking it because of the long term side effect of leukemia, but in the

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Pregnancy & Contraceptives with Sickle Cell

Besides abstinence, what are the best contraceptive choices for a sickle cell warrior? For men of course that would be the condom, but for the ladies, with all the choices out there it gets a bit more complicated. You don’t want to try anything that is too heavily based on

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Hydroxyurea & Infertility

Now my doctors are trying to get my on Hydroxyurea like hardcore. I’m still scared about it. I know some people have used it with lots of great results, but those side effects are no joke—AND NOT BEING ABLE TO HAVE CHILDREN?? That is some crazy shit. Well, the main

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Why I Don’t Take Hydroxyurea

Last year, after numerous bouts of falling sick, my doctor practically ordered me to give Hydroxyurea a shot. Also known as Hydrea, this is one of the medications that has been known to reduce the incidence of sickle cell crises’. When she explained it to me, it sounded good, but

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Sickle Cell Medication & Drugs

I hate taking pills. I absolutely detest them. I can take them one by one, swallow them whole, but nothing gives me an enjoyment in the process. Taking pills just reminds me that I’m sick. When I’m being honest, I must say that I really don’t take meds unless I’m

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