Hi Nat: I am up late also, and just saw your posting. I talk to so many people. How long have you been on Gleevec, and what dose? I am on 400mg for years. I did have some Diarrhea way back in the beginning, and a lot of joint pain at first when the Gleevec was doing its job of killing off those cancer cells. I see you were diagnosed in 2010. I would not think you would be having it so rough with the Diarrhea and Joint Pain. Maybe its something else. Your a lot younger than me, but a lot of my joint pain is Arthritis. I know if you got to PCRU that your doctor might reduce your dose also.
I hope you get some answers and some relief soon. We all handle these TKI drugs in different ways.
I think I am finally feeling tired enough to go to sleep. Hope you can get some sleep soon.