Posted 17 January 2011 - 11:27 AM
Have your Neutrophil level checked. Neutrophils are the front line defenders along all mucous membranes in the body - especially the mouth.
They are constantly protecting against bacteria and preserve normal cell integrity.
When Neutrophils are low, the body can't defend adequately against mouth bacteria and 'ulcers', rips, and other problems in the mouth develop. It is an early warning sign you have a problem. Left unchecked - this can lead to more serious bacterial problems such as Sepsis.
I had to get off Gleevec because of this and developed pretty much what you have now. It cleared up quickly as my Neutrophils were allowed to recover.
In the mean time, switch to a non-laurel sulphate toothpaste (Biotene) and do not eat anything spicy that will damage the mucous lining. Avoid alcohol mouth washes (and alcohol in general - which I didn't do because wine is life and paid a short term price - all better now).
If you develop any kind of fever - go to the emergency room.
Diagnosed 11 May 2011 (100% FiSH, 155% PCR)
with b2a2 BCR-ABL fusion transcript coding for the 210kDa BCR-ABL protein
Sprycel: 20 mg per day - taken at lights out with Quercetin and/or Magnesium Taurate
6-8 grams Curcumin C3 complex.
2015 PCR: < 0.01% (M.D. Anderson scale)
2016 PCR: < 0.01% (M.D. Anderson scale)
March 2017 PCR: 0.01% (M.D. Anderson scale)
June 2017 PCR: "undetected"
September 2017 PCR: "undetected"