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#1 Betty


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Posted 30 May 2011 - 02:06 PM

Recently diagnosed with CML.Started Gleevec 2 weeks ago, I am still taking Prenisone so I am not sure which med is making my taste bud all out of

wack. I have a fuzzy,tinny taste in my mouth all the time which changes everything I eat/drink to yuk. Makes me not want to. I also have nausau which

is not a surprise. Does anyone have this experience?

#2 hannibellemo


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Posted 30 May 2011 - 07:08 PM

Welcome! I had very few side effects on G and fuzzy, tinny taste wasn't one of them but we are all different when it comes to these drugs.

May I ask, why are you on prednisone?




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#3 GerryL


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Posted 30 May 2011 - 08:00 PM

I had a metalic taste in my mouth a couple of months into taking Gleevec, it went away after a couple of weeks.

With the nausea - make sure you are eating enough food with your Gleevec. I occassionally get nauseous, but find getting out in the fresh air helps, if it gets too bad you can get nausea medication from your doctor.

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