I was diagnosed with CML one year ago, and have been on sprycel ever since. At the time of my diagnosis, my husband and I were getting ready to try for our first child (which lead to getting a physical, which lead to the diagnosis, which brought our baby plans to a screeching hault). Well my onco told me to wait a year and we could start talking about pregnancy again. So my year mark is here, and as of now the plan is to switch from sprycel to interferon just during the pregnancy. He has warned me that the side effects from interferon are awful, and most people (60%!) can't tolerate it. He told me it makes you feel feverish all the time, and that on top of morning sickness it will be pretty miserable, but he and other oncos feel it is the safest way to go.
To anyone who has been on interferon, is it as bad as they say??? Is there anything that can be done to lessen the side effects? For me, I have been lucky enough to have very little, practically no side effects from sprycel. I like to think that maybe my body will tolerate interferon somewhat well, but I am pretty nervous about it. Thanks!