Hi Sue: You made things a bit more clearer, and glad he did the BMB on you. As long as you are seeing a Oncologist who treats many cases of CML, then I would just follow with his plan of treatment. We all get to know what normal protocol is for our treatment, and if something does not seem right then a lot of us have switched doctors We just share what we know, and what we have experienced along the way with our treatment.
You will get a lot of good help from people in our group, who can break down things for you in a simple way to understand each step that you take. I have had CML for almost 15 years, and I still learn something new all the time.
The side effects your having are normal. I constantly tell people to be sure to take their Gleevec with a full meal first. A lot of people like to take it in the evening with dinner, and then they do not get nausea. The fatigue is something I still deal with after all these years. If you take your pill in the evening with dinner, and then you go to sleep within hours it could help the fatigue as your sleeping through the night anyhow. You will find what works for you.
Just get on here and talk or vent or ask questions anytime, because we are all going through the same thing as you. Hope everyone's response has made you feel good about this treatable disease.