Seems like I'm stuck again. I was on Gleevec for about 12 months, got down to 2% for BCR/ABL but stopped improving. Switched over to Tasigna for 6 months now and now I'm stalling out at just under 1% (0.73% last test). My Doc is starting to talk bone marrow transplant, seems to me that he is jumping the gun (big time!) and that there are a variety of alternatives to consider before going this route. Seems like there are three options: 1. Stay the course and see if I make some progress (6 months on Tasigna doesn't seem enough time to start making conclusions), 2. Up my Tasigna dose from 2x150 mg twice a day to 2x200 mg twice a day, 3. Swap over to Sprycel.
I've been doing great on Tasigna other than the slow progress, excellent blood work, minimal side effects and I have been feeling much better than on Gleevec (I ran a 1:22 1/2 marathon 2 weeks ago). So my preference is option 1 or 2. Looking to talk some more with my doctor and changing doctor's if I don't get some more creative thinking. Just looking for a sanity check, anyone else going through this issue?