I started Sprycel 100mg ten days back. Before that I was on Gleevec 400mg almost 6 years and tolerated it very well. First five days with Sprycel were very challenging, pounding headache in the morning with pain behind eyeballs and pain in the jaws that lasted till after lunch. 3rd and 4th day I was vomiting. All this went away by itself. Few days back , I had little sour throat and now I am running fever around 102. It goes away with rest and comes back around evening. I did take 500mg Tylenol yesterday but plan on not taking any today. My temp is 100.8 right now. I did call the oncologist yesterday, nurse said call us if fever is around 102 or more. I plan on calling the nurse tomorrow.
It is gloomy in Michigan. My wife and boy are little sad. She is primary sad after seeing me through five days of side effects and now fever, cough that is keeping me in bed. Every year, we travel around this time. I thought about it and decided that we should travel. I booked the 12 days travel starting on 16th Dec, that will include, Grand Canyon, SFO, LA (disney world) and San Diego. I am worried though about fever and other side effects during travel. I will like to hear your views/suggestions if you have traveled soon after starting Sprycel on how can I plan better.