Been on Sprycel since Nov. 2012. Side effects of fatigue and headaches come and go. The headaches feel like ingrown hairs combined w/ severe itchiness. (I started using Tea Tree Oil Shampoo, which doesn't seem to help). My head breaksout. Pimple like lumps on head. Like someone said to me, better than being on ur face! Anyone else w/ these side efffects?
Also, the water retention and weight gain is driving me NUTS!!!!!!
I had recently lost 30 pounds (took me 6 months of hard work) and now since being on the Sprycel for 4 months I have put on 15! Rings don't fit, most days, and ankles swell. I do take a 20mg. water pill daily.
I am also constipated and therefore stomach bloats. I take Senecot S daily for that.
I'm getting tired of these side effects and additional pills I need to take daily.
Will they ever go away?
On the bright side my blood work looks good. I don't know all the tech terms but I know my WBC count is in the low normal range and my "bad" chromosomes r down to 28%.
What is the ultimate goal in our bloodwork that we are looking to accomplish?
I have only been on med for 4 months and I am ready to go off. Also, my moods are horrible.
I need some reassurance