I have had CML since Jan 2012. Been on 400mg of Gleevec. The past year my tests have gone up every 3 months from 0.5% to this past Friday to 2.6% The oncologist left it up to me to switch to another TKI. Since I don't have much for side effects, we are increasing the Gleevec to 600mg/day. I hate to switch the Gleevec since its going generic next year.
I am in good health only take the Gleevec and a calcium D and mineral pill a day. My blood pressure is 112/69. That sounds low to me for my age. My age, well I get Medicare next year.
I asked doc about my legs cramping and my joints jolting. I step just right and it feels like my knee was going out from under me. last for a second. My shoulders and elbows also do it. The doc said it was from Gleevec. Well lets see what I do now increasing it. I get blood tested at 3 weeks and 6 weeks.