Just wondering if anyone is able to help me with a question...
I'm almost 2 weeks into my treatment (Gleevec 400mg) and am having real trouble with fluid retention. My eyes and face tend to swell up overnight after lying down (then it clears gradually during the day) but then over the course of the day I swell up everywhere else! It feels like I put on about 2-3kgs (4-6lbs) during the day (I don't have scales though - yet!), and by night time I feel really heavy. I have cut out as much salt and processed food as possible, and I am drinking a lot of water but I haven't asked my doctor about fluid tablets yet.
What I'm wondering is - is this likely to get better for me? i.e., Will I gradually get used to the drug and my body will adjust? Or is it something that other people have found can hang around for years (or forever?). Or is it just one of those things that is different for everyone...
I did get some really good news yesterday though that my white cell count is now 9.6k , which came down from 125.0k (I was 157.0k at diagnosis).