So things have been going pretty good until I suddenly got a bad headache last week. I never had migraines until 2008 while I was living in Florida. They went away after I moved back up north and I didn't have another one for 3 years and I've only had a few since which were always successfully treated with triptans (Maxalt or Imitrex).
Since this headache started, I've taken Aleve, Tylenol, and Maxalt with no relief. I called my PCP last Friday and he called me in a prescription for Fiorcet. Helps for a little while, but the headache keeps coming back and the pressure never goes away. Got in to see the neurologist this morning - I had previously seen him for pain and weakness in my legs not knowing at the time it was bone pain from CML. He's concerned that the leukemia is affecting my brain and said there are several ways that can happen, not just a solid tumor. I told him that while I'm not PCRu yet, it is under control. He said it didn't matter. He ordered a MRI and depending on that report, he may do a spinal tap. He also gave me a Rx for a painkiller and told me to stop taking the Fiorcet.
My question if anyone knows (Trey ??)....how can CML affect the brain, what is the treatment, and prognosis? I don't want to freak out, but I want to be prepared in case that what it is.
p.s.: I take Gleevec, not Sprycel the headache medicine.