This is an older thread, but I wanted to check in with the gang on TKI-related night sweats and see who else might be dealing with this and what your oncs have been saying about it. I have been on Gleevec 400mg for 2-1/2 years now, and I have had periods throughout treatment where I have light-to-moderate night sweats. Example: regular night sweats that start for no good reason and happen almost nightly for 1 - 2 weeks, but then they vanish for 4 - 5 months, then they come back for a week or two (almost consecutively), then vanish again for a few months, etc. So, sure enough - my body has started another night sweats routine and has happened pretty much every night for the last week or so. I usually fall asleep by 9:45pm, wake up around 2am with moderate night sweats, get out of bed for a few minutes, then go back to sleep - and when I wake up between 5 - 5:30am, I'm completely dry with no recurrence. What the heck?
So, what could be triggering it? I feel great during the day & evening (no fever or chills), eat well, no noticeable fatigue (thankfully), and am literally in the best shape of my life right now. And I haven't had a cold or illness in months (*knock on wood*, because the kids are now back in school).
Are any of you dealing with something similar, and if so, what are your oncs saying/doing about it?
Thanks for your feedback!