I switched to Gleevec after problems with Tasigna and my clothes are tight and I would lke to lose weight, but my usual methods do not seem to work. Any suggestions would be welcome. Do others have this problem? Tks for any advice.
losing weight on Gleevec--possible?
Posted 16 March 2016 - 01:27 PM
If from fluid retention then weight loss requires a diuretic approach, if you think that is appropriate. But if Gleevec or any other TKI drug somehow causes sugar usage changes, which is possible if the pancreas insulin cycle is affected, then the body may be turning more sugar into fat. This would be a reason to take the TKI drug before bedtime to avoid having max blood concentration close to mealtimes.
Posted 16 March 2016 - 05:27 PM
Posted 16 March 2016 - 09:59 PM
I lost 20 pounds right before I was diagnosed and that was two years ago, I've kept the weight off I think because Gleevec has affected my taste buds and I just don't enjoy the Ben & Jerry's like I used to. My cholesterol numbers also went down I think at least 50 points.
Like I said on another post...hey Gleevec, it's not all bad. In ancient times people would do horrendous things to their body for weight reduction and beauty. Maybe we are ahead of the game
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