I know there are a few thread discussing how these TKI seem to be causing problems with our menstrual cycles. Off-cycle bleeding, heavy bleeding, no bleeding, cramps, intestinal distress...It seems like we've suffered them all. My question is: How are you dealing with it? Personally, I'm starting to go nuts!
I've had all my hormone levels checked, but they appear to be normal. However my doctors are convinced that the TKIs must be upsetting my hormones since pre-TKI I was regular with no problems (of course except for CML) and post TKI I present with all the physical symptoms of a woman with a hormonal imbalance. My doctors think I should go on birth control pills to see if they will help. However, I know BC pills can make you cranky, depressed and murderous. Well, since TKIs can have the same effect (at least that's what my friends and family have told me), I would hate to add insult to injury; but I would love to feel better.
Off those of you who went the birth control pill route: did they reduce your symptoms? Did they add symptoms? Do you have a pill type preference (e.g. low-dose, progesterone only, estro+progestro pills)?