My name is Ray and I am 64 years old. About six weeks ago I was diagnosed with CML. I first found out when I felt tired after a round of golf, walking with a pull cart. At dx, WBC=204, RBC=3.11, PLT=522. My doc put me on Hydrea and Allpurino right away
Here is the short history of my treatment.
WK2, start Tasigna 150 mg, two capsule twice a day, WBC=211, RBC=3.82, PLT=662
WK3, WBC=11, RBC=3.11, PLT=544, it seems a good progress
WK5, WBC=3.4, RBC=2.95, PLT=56, bold count dropped and my doc half the dose of Tasigna, one capsule twice a day.
WK6, WBC=3.2, RBC=2.76, PLT=21, bold count continue to drop and my doc stop the Tasigna
I have a doc appointment next Tuesday (5/8) to check out the progress.
It seems to me that the low count of WBC and PLT is due to the Tasigna and hopefully it will return to normal. But the RBC is low starting from the beginning and continue to drop.
Anybody has any comments or experience with this history. Is low blood count a normal side effect of the drug? Will it recover after stopping the drug?