I was dx Dec 2, 2010 with CML. I started with Tasigna and was a zombie and i cant remember the other side effects but the doc lowered the dose each week for 3 weeks i think til i was taking 150 mg 2x a day and then i had qt's so she stopped it for a week and then started sprycel 100mg 1x a day. before I go into side effects I want to say my labs went from 97 to mid 30's on tasigna in the few weeks.
on sprycel I had one migraine for the 7days i took the med and then was admitted for 48 hr obsv. for qt interval which straightened out the 2nd day off sprycel.
Off for 10 days and then office trial at 50 mg sprycel. had left side chest pain and freezing sensation in chest throughout left arm and tightness in throat. that was last dose.
doc is now giving me another week off and then starting gleevec but after reading through here i am freaking out.' sounds like gleevec is usually first.
I am also on coumadin and topomax from more recent hosp stay.
From reading through theses boards it shows that I am not taking the bull by the horns to start and need to be more involved in my care. I had no clue the lab results were open to me. please bear with me, my focus and and pretty much everything connected to it are off kilter. thanks