I have been on Gleevec for four years. Started on 400 and eventually went to 600. I am not getting to 0 so I guess one could say
I am not responding to Gleevec. My onc is ordering bloodwork called ABL Kinase Mutation test. He said this will tell him if I am
able to take a different drug.
Anyone have knowledge about that?
He said that I could go up to 800 gleevec or try another drug.....the thing that scares me is that I teach school and I would
hope that another drug would enable me to continue working as I need the insurance....plus I do love teaching.
Now I am wondering about all those different side-effects. With Gleevec I have fatigue, diarrhea, brain fog, chills often, and slight nausea when I first take it.
If I have to switch I hope I have less problems. Change is difficult for me.