I've seen some mention of this in old threads, but wanted to resurface it again to see if this is unique to me, or if others are dealing with this. I'm approaching my 9-month FISH/PCR on Gleevec 400mg (was FISH negative @ 6 months) and generally feel quite good. Limited side effects, big appetite, fitness level is at an all-time high, and my attitude/outlook is definitely on the uptick. I did end up catching an infamous 48-hour stomach flu that went around our family about 2 weeks ago -- resulted in a full night of vomiting and sharts, followed by a day of flu-like symptoms, but I recovered from that in the same time that the rest of my family members did ... a sign that the WBCs are continuing to do their job.
Around the time that I caught the stomach bug, though, I had a regular occurrence of mild night sweats for a few days during/after the bug ... then the sweats went away, but do seem to come back every few days for no good reason. Last night, for example, I woke up in the middle of the night and my clothes and sheets/pillow were damp ... not drenching, but definitely damp enough for me to want to change clothes. Meanwhile, I'm not sick at all during the day and feel just fine ... high energy, no fatigue, etc.
Anyone else dealing with this? TKI side effect maybe? Any real cause for concern at this stage? Ok to just wait for my 9-month checkup at the end of January, or should I rush to the oncologist? Hate to burn a co-pay at the end of the year and over-react. I sooooo want to go the full 3 months without seeing a doctor, but I don't want to ignore something that's terribly unusual or an obvious indicator of a big problem.