Posted 13 November 2011 - 10:08 PM
I'm only up to my 5th month of Gleevec treatment, so I am sure others can answer this much better than me - but, I have found that some of the earlier effects have subsided (nausea has been solved by eating a larger amount of complex carbs before taking it, muscle and bone pain went away after about a month or so on its own) and some haven't gone at all (cramping is still an issue if I hold a muscle in place for too long!).
Anyway, I have heard that the side effects can subside from both people on this board and from my specialist, but most people on here will say that some side effects come and go, some just go, and some linger a bit longer, but decrease in severity. Hang in there, I do believe it gets better
Diagnosed 9 June 2011, Glivec 400mg June 2011-July 2017, Tasigna 600mg July 2017-present (switched due to intolerable side effects, and desire for future cessation attempt).
Commenced monthly testing when MR4.0 lost during 2012.
2017: <0.01, <0.01, 0.005 (200mg Glivec, Adelaide) <0.01, 0.001 (new test sensitivity)
2016: <0.01, <0.01, PCRU, 0.002 (Adelaide)
2015: <0.01, <0.01, <0.01, 0.013
2014: PCRU, <0.01, <0.01, <0.01, <0.01
2013: 0.01, 0.014, 0.016, 0.026, 0.041, <0.01, <0.01
2012: <0.01, <0.01, 0.013, 0.032, 0.021
2011: 38.00, 12.00, 0.14