Since starting Gleevec 4.5 months ago, my RBC and hemoglobin levels have dropped. But, it's not too bad yet, I don't think. Last month, my RBC was in the 3's and hemoglobin around 10.
Even so, I've started feeling well enough to begin walking again. This past Thursday, after work, I went to the park and walked a 4 mile loop around the lake (in 82 minutes). It was a beautiful cool day - perfect for walking and running outside. Since then, I've been so exhausted I can barely move. I'm not sore - just extremely tired. Too tired to even crochet which I love, lol. I realize maybe 4 miles was too much, too soon but I walked it all at a normal pace. No running. My breathing and heart rate were good. I didn't get dizzy.
Will brisk walking make my anemia worse? I thought it would help the fatigue, but it just seems to be making it worse!!!