Since I started Gleevec on 12/30/2014, I have been experiencing dull pain and/or tenderness on my right side. Sometimes it will spread to my back. Gallbladder was removed a few years ago without further incident. I told my Onc about it at one appointment and she felt around and said everything felt good and that my spleen was going down. All of my liver function tests have come back normal or a bit low (ALT, I think has been low).
Now, the pain has become near constant. It's not "bad", but persistent and I'm starting to wonder if docs should check into it some more. I've also been having trouble with weight gain/fluid retention, bloating, and nausea on and off. I'm trying to drink more water 3-5 liters a day and eat melon and cucumbers hoping to flush this fluid out. I'm not currently taking Tyelnol or drinking alcohol although I have since being diagnosed - just not that much.
I have appointments with both my Onc and gastroenterologist in 2 weeks, but I'm not sure if I should wait that long if the pain never goes away anymore?
Edit to add: I've also started walking 30 minutes a day. My breathing is getting better and I'm almost back to a power walk pace. Still too soon to try running, but I'm happy to be walking without the SOB. Also, my bilirubin levels have been normal to a little low since starting Gleevic, if that makes any difference.