Well, I thought I'd post a follow-up to my one week of Sprycel--today being my 7th dose since starting. Mainly to get it off my chest, but if you want to comment, feel free
I think I like the idea of Sprycel better than Tasigna. Smaller dose, less time spent in the body, once a day, can take with food no QT stuff really to worry about...
I mentioned a few days ago that after my first dose I woke up with tremors, cold, and nausea. I'm really thankful to say that so far, I feel really good. A bit tired/bleh (especially after I take my dose), a smidge of insomnia one night (time change?), a lessened appetite, and some headaches. I know I'm still getting adjusted but I do remember Tasigna giving me some fog, etc in the first week. So maybe this is a good sign for me.
I do have some questions if anyone wants to take a shot:
1) My onc didn't need to see me back until 3 months. Do you not have to check your liver enzymes with Sprycel? I remember with Tasigna we checked within the first week and then I think two more times that month, or maybe just once more. I never had any fluctuations on Tasigna, nor pain or soreness. I did have some pain for about 15 minutes on Sunday that I associate with gallbladder--but I've had mine removed! No tenderness otherwise. Had gray/pale stool come through today (okay, maybe I neglected a side effect!), but that might be a blip after finishing antibiotics and painkillers for wisdom teeth. But doubt that would be related to Sprycel, especially with no other symptoms.
2) If Sprycel inhibits the main things that Tasigna does, + SRC, then why should I not be worried that it will effect my heart in the same or similar ways that Tasigna (probably) did?
Thanks everyone for the support.