Posted 07 October 2013 - 08:54 PM
Lessa It's good to hear no body parts have fallen off - I've had a similar experience!
I take tasigna at 3am so I don't need to worry about food because as far as I know I don't raid the fridge in the middle of the night. It was disturbing sleep wise for about a week. The key has been to remember if I have taken it. I set an alarm but mostly I wake up a few mins before the alarm, turn the alarm off and go back to sleep. To make sure I have taken the tablets I cut 2 tablets out of the foil and put just the dose next to my bed. That way if I forget they will be staring at me in the morning.
The second dose is then nicely between lunch and dinner. Generally just 2 hours after lunch. It's good for me as I would eat continuously given the option. Often I have to take it in meetings so I've gotten good at swallowing it without water. I have two alarms on my phone one to start fasting and one to take the tablets but mostly I just note the time when I finished lunch. On the weekend it often gets pushed back because of a late lunch but I've been told that anything between 8-16 hours is not awful, and 10-14hrs is absolutely fine. The only time I found it hard was during a long hard bike ride (8hrs) where normally you would need to eat continuously. I've actually taken the tablets literally while riding a couple of times so that I could eat right at the end of a ride - it's quite hard getting it out of the foil with one hand and I know if I drop it I'll have to go back and eat it up out of the gutter!
Dx Dec 2010 @37
2x IVF egg collection
Glivec 600 & 800mg
PCRU March 2012
Unsuccessful pregnancy attempt - relapsed, 3 months interferon (intron A), bad side effects from interferon
Nilotinib 600mg Oct 2012
PCRU April 2013, 2 years MR4.5 mostly PCRU with a few blips
April 2015 stopped again for pregnancy attempt (donor egg), pregnant first transfer, 0.110 at 10wks, 2.1 at 14wks, 4.2 at 16wks, started interferon, slow dose increase to 25MIU per wk, at full dose PCR< 1 for remainder of pregnancy
Healthy baby girl Jan 2016, breastfed one month
Nilotinib 600mg Feb 2016
MMR May 2016
PCRU Feb 2017