Gi specialist =gleevec and ppi
Posted 10 February 2015 - 07:25 PM
Posted 10 February 2015 - 08:16 PM
Good luck, I know what your going through. I am able to manage GERD with Tasigna and taking Pepcid twice a day and still get good results. I had to make extreme diet changes to make this work. I miss my PPI!
10/01/2014 100% Diagnosis (WBC 278k, Blasts 6%, Spleen extended 20cm)
Posted 10 February 2015 - 11:23 PM
I'll comment on the calcium - just take it at the other end of the day or at least two hours away from your Gleevec. There is a bit of interaction between them if you take them together.
Some dieuretics will deplete you of potassium as well. I used to eat a banana everyday to make sure I was okay for potassium.
Posted 11 February 2015 - 12:29 AM
Boy what a mess it's like you're damned if you do and damned if you don't. When I was first dx I went through the same thing, I thought I'd lose my mind. I was on G and I had to take nexium,then I got a call saying I couldn't take nexium because I was on plavix so I was put on protonix a couple years later I got a call I couldn't take protonix because I was on Sprycel. It's so scary when you,re trying to figure out what to take when dealing with other health problems. I finally decided with my other health problems I have to take these meds to stay alive, so I take protonix Early Sprycel afternoon and protonix 40mg late I make sure I space them far apart so the protonix doesn't interfere with my Sprycel. Somehow I have to squeeze in 3 bp pills during the day. I eat a banana and drink a lot of water everyday so far everything is going okay. I've been undetectable for 4 years now. I can't take calcium but I take B/12 I just take that anytime I think of it so maybe you could do that with your calcium. Billie
Posted 11 February 2015 - 01:30 AM
You were on a bit of a merry-go-round, glad it is sorted, at least for now.
Posted 11 February 2015 - 02:10 PM
Glad to hear that you've got things on the right track and that you remain PCRU. That's great! I also have to take a PPI while taking Sprycel. I also space the two as par apart as possible. I like taking Sprycel in the morning and my PPI at night before bed to control acid while I sleep.
I've been hovering right around MMR but it's taken me a while to get here. I've had two oncologists say that they are OK with this because my numbers are good enough to show a response so they feel I'm getting enough of the drug absorbed. I still worry so it's really good to hear that you continue to have such a great response.
Posted 15 February 2015 - 10:04 PM
I saw on a different post that you had some gastritis what are symptoms ?
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