I've been on Gleevec for 4 months. About 6 weeks ago I developed a rash on my face, and over a couple weeks it spread all over. It's slowly getting better with a topical cream, but I'm noticing a few areas on my face where it might be trying to start all over again. I was wondering what people's experience with Prednisone has been. Was it successful? Did you stop the TKI while using Prednisone? Any bad effects from it? Any other meds that worked?
I'm going for a 2nd opinion next week(oncologist I've been seeing was not helpful--said basically switch TKI or live with the rash). I would rather not switch at this time if possible. I don't know what the doctor will say, but I figure that the more information I have, the better. I am very grateful for this discussion board. I've learned so much already that I would not have known without it.
Thanks very much.