Looking for a little help from all the experts. I was Dx'ed with CML in March, 2006 and have been on 600 mg of Gleevec since about November, 2006. I have been PCRU since probably March or April, 2007. In April, 2010 or so, I started taking calcium and a multivitamin at the same time as my Gleevec. I had a PCR done in May, 2010 and the "b2a2 BCR/ABL" came back as 3.84%. I wrote on this discussion board and a lot of people replied that I should stop taking the extra pills at the same time as the Gleevec. That especially the calcium affected my body's absorption of Gleevec. My Onc wanted me to switch medications and look into a BMT. I told her I stopped taking the extra pills and wanted to have the PCR checked again. In late July, it came back as 0.00%. I stayed on the Gleevec and everything was OK again.
Now, I just had a PCr on January 31, 2011 and the "b2a2 BCR/ABL is back up to 1.94% (b3a2 and e1a2 have always been "not Detected"). I have only been taking the Gleevec since the last high PCR. I have an appointment with my Onc on Wednesday, 02/16 and want to hear from you guys on my options or suggestions.