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Can I have a drink or 2 while on Sprycel?

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#1 sharcare


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Posted 27 September 2012 - 09:03 PM

I'm not a drinker and haven't had a drink in months.  I started on Sprycel on Aug 6th and haven't had a drink since starting.  I'm going out w/ the girls soon and want to have a couple of drinks.

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Posted 27 September 2012 - 09:41 PM


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"

#3 Antilogical


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Posted 27 September 2012 - 09:52 PM

First thing I asked the onc:  How do we treat this disease?

Second thing I asked the onc:  Can I still have my glass of wine with dinner?

The onc responded as I hoped he would.....

Dx: Sudden severe anemia detected 07/2011, followed by WBC spike. CML Dx 02/2012.

Rx: 03/2012-Gleevec400.  Reduced 02/2013 to Gleevec300 due to side effects (low blood counts).

Response: PCR-Und within 7 mo. on G400. Maintained MMR4-MMR4.5 on G300. PCR-Und since 02/2016.

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 02:13 AM


  My Onc and Cardiologist both told me to have a couple drinks every night!! I always follow Doctors orders.              Billie

#5 TeddyB


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Posted 28 September 2012 - 02:16 AM

Billie: I should get the number of those doctors of yours, to bad id have to cross the Atlantic Ocean to get an appointment, but still

Sharon: Im on Gleevec but my onc told me to live life like i used to, and that a few drinks were no problem at all.

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