well. i've got my new pcr result. it was 6.83% IS. I was 14.41% at 3 months. I think i'm a slow responder and maybe i'll have to switch medications. My only concern are my platelets (80 k). Any other slow responder here?
pcr- 6 months
Posted 31 July 2014 - 06:45 PM
I dont think thats a slow response. Maybe not as fast as some, but certainly capable of getting below 1% by the year mark. And, as Trey says, slow and steady is just fine. I was 13.5% at 4 months and 3.5% at 7 months.
January 15: .53%
April 15: .78%
July 15: 1.1% - upped dosage to 400mg after this test
Oct 15: .85%
December 15: .28%
March 16: .29%
July 16: .34%
October 16: .11%
January 17: .081%
April 17: .055%
July 17: .135%
Oct 17: .008%
Posted 31 July 2014 - 08:27 PM
There are slower and faster responders on here. There is a reason why most people are average. You should easily make CCyR by 12 months, and that is just fine. It is too early to know anything about possible drug changes, and no real reason to change at this point.
Posted 01 August 2014 - 07:51 AM
Thanks everyone. I'm on gleevec (400mg) and have no side effects (just sensible skin and low platelets). I was reading about the european guidelines, where they want a CCYR in 6 months, I'll have two appointments this month and we'll see what my doctors think about my response.
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