I was diagnosed in 6/10, when my WBC was from 30.6 to 21.5 and then 20.1. After starting Gleevec on 7/16, I've been pancytopenic (RBC, HCT, MCV, MCH all low), although my platelet is now finally within range. What really bothers me is my WBC: 11.7 (7/27), 2.1 (8/18), 2.0 (9/20), 2.5 (11/13), 1.8 (11/30), and 2.4 (12/23). I've had all sorts of problems, the latest being mouth swelling, inflamed tonsils, ulcerous mouth corners and mouth pain inside mouth lining near gum area (can't really eat most things without pain) for 1.5+ month. My hemat/onc thinks my numbers are okay, but my primary doctor thinks my problems are probably due to my low CBC. I'm somewhat worried now because the mouth problems may be signs of infection (no chills/fever yet).
My hemat/onc doesn't see a connection between many of my (including the current) problems and Gleeven or CML. My primary doctor's vitamin b shot and anti-virus medication hasn't helped.
Is what I'm going through similar to any of your experience? Should I change my onc?