I'm about 2 weeks into Gleevec treatment and everything's been smooth sailing - no real side effects, running almost daily, etc. Easter Sunday was super busy, though, and I did a lot of standing at various get-togethers and such (talking around the kitchen island - my favorite place to socialize!). So, near the end of the day my legs were actually starting to feel pretty tired, so I started sitting down a bit toward the evening and I found that the quad-portion of my legs were aching a bit. I went to sleep and woke up around 2am with a pretty dull ache in my legs ... I simply could not get comfortable at all. My wife convinced me to take an Ibuprofen (after researching to make sure it wouldn't mess up the Gleevec), and the pain did go away and I was able to get back to sleep.
However, this evening I'm starting to get the quad-level ache in my legs again ... and that's after sitting a good portion of the day for my job. I've read some of the past content on this forum to try and draw a conclusion, but I'm not quite sure what to make of it. Anyway, it all seemed to start on Easter Sunday after standing for quite awhile throughout the day (easily several 1+ hour of non-stop standing and talking with folks, playing some light basketball in between, etc.). And I'm not feeling this anywhere else -- only the quad portion of my legs.
Has anyone else felt this sensation in early treatment? Is this the Gleevec working some magic down inside the marrow and wreaking early havoc to CML? Perhaps I put my legs through too much strain by standing a lot on Sunday?
Just curious - anyone else dealt with this?
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