I'm scheduled for a cortisone injection to relieve pain from a herniated disc in my neck. The immunosuppressing effects of cortisone, coupled with the potential interaction of Tasigna increasing the cortisone levels, have me questioning getting the injection. Any experience or thoughts would be appreciated. Thanks.
Posted 03 February 2015 - 06:48 PM
I had a nerve root block for my spinal stenosis. That involves a pretty good steroid injection. None of my doctors objected to it, and I can't recall noticing any real "blips" in my blood tests or PCR.
Dx: Sudden severe anemia detected 07/2011, followed by WBC spike. CML Dx 02/2012.
Rx: 03/2012-Gleevec400. Reduced 02/2013 to Gleevec300 due to side effects (low blood counts).
Response: PCR-Und within 7 mo. on G400. Maintained MMR4-MMR4.5 on G300. PCR-Und since 02/2016.
Posted 03 February 2015 - 10:50 PM
When I get iron infusions they give me an iv of steroids,benedryl,2 tylonal after the steroid iv is done then they give me the iron iv, I can't remember the name but I had an allergic reaction to venofer an iron supplement, so I don't think you have to worry. I've had at least 6 rounds of infusions in the last 3 years. I just can't seem to get this iron deficient anemia under control.
Posted 04 February 2015 - 09:07 AM
I have had probably a dozen of them from my neck, back, shoulder, and hip. All of my drs were aware of my cml and all medications, including Tasigna. No one voiced any concerns and I never had any problems that I am aware of from it. Good luck, and never stop living life!
Diagnosed in September 2011. Tried one year of Sprycel. Had great response. Became undetectable in a few months. Changed to Tasigna hoping for less side effects. Self medicated myself down to 20% dose and held for 3 years before becoming detectable again. It has been a journey that has helped me realize what life is about! I am all about a balanced life. I firmly agree with my decision to lower my dose. What is life if you aren't living? Mine will never be the way it was, but it is going to be as good as I can make it! Drs PRACTICE medicine, we can guide our dr to help us with a better life! Don't settle until it's acceptable to you!
Posted 04 February 2015 - 08:20 PM
I had a few in my back a couple of years ago (I'm on Gleevec), it sent my blood sugar up a fair bit, and I felt nauseous for a couple of days, but other than that it was fine.
Diagnosed 9 June 2011, Glivec 400mg June 2011-July 2017, Tasigna 600mg July 2017-present (switched due to intolerable side effects, and desire for future cessation attempt).
Commenced monthly testing when MR4.0 lost during 2012.
2017: <0.01, <0.01, 0.005 (200mg Glivec, Adelaide) <0.01, 0.001 (new test sensitivity)
2016: <0.01, <0.01, PCRU, 0.002 (Adelaide)
2015: <0.01, <0.01, <0.01, 0.013
2014: PCRU, <0.01, <0.01, <0.01, <0.01
2013: 0.01, 0.014, 0.016, 0.026, 0.041, <0.01, <0.01
2012: <0.01, <0.01, 0.013, 0.032, 0.021
2011: 38.00, 12.00, 0.14
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