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Gleevec and Cortisone

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#1 jmoorhou


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Posted 14 July 2015 - 09:31 PM

I need to get a Cortisone shot because of bursitis so bad I can hardly walk.  Does anyone have any experience with this.


I checked the Web and it said one side effect can be a blast crisis.   :ph34r:

Diagnosed 3/2014 WBC 28 Non detectable within 3 monthsGleevec 400 mg 5/2014 one hour after dinner really improves nausea300 mg 12/15/2016200 mg and 300 mg Gleevec 2/25/2017 (after 3 years on Gleevec) For last four months taking 300 mg per day. Last CMC showed liver enzymes elevated, went to a good Naturopath and he recommended 4 Tumeric, 10,000 mg Vitamen D, and 3 milk thistle (silymarin) daily. Also use One<p>Day Detox Dandeloin tea, and Nettle Tea and a slice of ginger every day...in two months liver tests were below normal.Janis

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Posted 15 July 2015 - 06:06 AM

That is incorrect. There are no significant side effects on CML if given in the recommended dosage and at the correct intervals. Frank

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Posted 15 July 2015 - 02:02 PM

In the past couple of years, I have had cortisone shots in the knee, and I also had a nerve root block in the spine (for lumbar spinal stenosis).  No blast crisis for me......

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.

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Posted 26 July 2015 - 07:19 PM

I had one in my thumb a few years back, no problem.
On a different note,I'm trying to find the best type of magnesium supplements. Thigh cramps arriving more frequently , any suggestions?

#5 Billie Murawski

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Posted 28 July 2015 - 11:18 PM

Hi C

I take Nature Made 250 mg those muscle cramps are nasty, I got them when I was on Gleevac I haven't had one for over 5 years. I do have trouble with rls and it seems to be helping me with that too. That's the dosage my pcp told me to take I don't think it matters which brand.      Good Luck Billie

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