It is hard to say. I know that my hair loss started when I went on Gleevec. My white cell count was so high I went on the max dose of 800mg and also on hydroxyurea and ane other med which I cannot remember.
I was on that dose for a couple of months and that point my family and girlfriend noticed the hair loss all over but did not tell me. Fast forward five years later my hair started to thin over my whole scalp and not in just one place.
I picked up some minoxidil and after a few months of use I stopped because I didn't notice a difference. Then suddenly this last year I noticed a real drastic hair loss on the front of my scalp. So, I went back on minoxidil and within a month it came back.
Now, it just seems to be getting thin, coming back and so on and so forth. I have family that lost thier hair but never like this. It just doesn't seem genetic.
I also have high liver counts which makes me think I should switch to sprycel. I have heard that the numbers are better when switched from gleevec.
I will see my doctor next month and we will see what she says. The last time I left her office we were going to see the outcome of using minoxidil. Her only concern with sprycel was the fluid retention which I am not really seeing anyone complain about.
Thanks for the response and hope you are doing as well as I am,