Posted 23 March 2012 - 07:40 AM
TKI's can modify the normal ionic balance in our blood. It's usually not severe, just new "normals" for many of us. The key is nutrition to nudge the needle in the healthy direction.
Consider taking a brand name well recognized daily multi-vitamin - with Vitamin D3 EVERY day. Add to it 1000mg. Vitamin C. Add additional folic acid if you are in the early stages of treatment. Because of muscle issues, I added 400mg. Magnesium from time to time and that went away. I also eat a lot of Bananas which are rich in Potassium. It seems to work. My blood chemistry is normal. It was not normal at CML dx. It became normal when I started taking a daily vitamin. Trey mentions in his blog on CML for newly diagnosed that he takes a daily multi-vitamin with extra Vitamin C and folic acid (folic acid early during rapid cell turnover).
And of course - exercise. Exercise is the great normalize'r for our bodies.
Diagnosed 11 May 2011 (100% FiSH, 155% PCR)
with b2a2 BCR-ABL fusion transcript coding for the 210kDa BCR-ABL protein
Sprycel: 20 mg per day - taken at lights out with Quercetin and/or Magnesium Taurate
6-8 grams Curcumin C3 complex.
2015 PCR: < 0.01% (M.D. Anderson scale)
2016 PCR: < 0.01% (M.D. Anderson scale)
March 2017 PCR: 0.01% (M.D. Anderson scale)
June 2017 PCR: "undetected"
September 2017 PCR: "undetected"