CML & Irritability
Posted 16 February 2016 - 09:40 AM
Posted 16 February 2016 - 09:59 AM
I was Dx in Nov. '15, I can't say that I have had any irritability and mood swings as a result of the medication directly, however, I have had irritability as a result of being extremely tired and fatigued.
Being treated for anxiety and depression via medication is a great start, is he talking to a mental health professional? Cancer support groups, etc? I have found that to be the most helpful thing I have done. This forum is great. The Living With CML Chat hosted by LLS on Tuesday and Thursday night is a great "live" forum also.
May-17: 0.0095% IS
Aug-17: 0.0048% IS
Nov-17: 0.0066% IS
Posted 16 February 2016 - 10:38 AM
Posted 16 February 2016 - 11:00 PM
He can consider the basics like therapy, meditation, exercise. He should try to keep busy and get out of his own head as much as possible.
Everyone needs to figure their own way out to a degree. It good he realizes it doesn't want to be that way.
Posted 17 February 2016 - 09:59 PM
I get irritable and crabby quite frequently and I have had CML for over 3 years. My frustrations come from trying to live as "normal" as possible but unable to because of my condition. For example, it takes me a lot longer to get up and go at full speed in the morning and I must to do that because I need to work full time in order to have decent health insurance and keep my treatment costs reasonable.
My best way of coping is knowing that as recent as 20 years ago CML was a death sentence for most people. Now there are numerous treatment options and it is very unlikely that CML will kill me. I feel fortunate that I have been able to cheat death at least once in my life.
Posted 18 February 2016 - 12:08 AM
I have a terrible time with irritability. I attribute mine to sensory processing disorder, and have what I call 'Rainman' fits, if you've ever seen the movie. Any kind of commotion, crowds, or numerous other things out of the ordinary, can set it off. Because I choose not to take anti depressants (I've tried), I find taking a Vitamin B complex every day helps mine. Doesn't get rid of it completely, but takes the edge off.
Dx: 01 March 2011
Sprycel 100 mg per day since dx
MMR: July 2013
numerous side effects
Thankful for the gift of each new day, and try to live it to the fullest
Posted 20 February 2016 - 11:22 PM
Posted 27 February 2016 - 01:31 PM
Posted 28 February 2016 - 12:54 PM
Been living with CML for 15 years. Here's the main thing I've learned to accept: Having a normal life span is not the same as having a normal life. Just the way it is.
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