Well I spent another week going to doctors and having tests run. So far it seems that my potassium is staying at a normal level and I do feel better but not great.
I am beginning to wonder if I will ever feel good. I am still very tired and having problems with stomach issues. It's every morning routine now that takes hours to get out of the bathroom.
There is only so much I can blame on the Gleevec and wonder if I have valley fever or some other condition that is making me feel so badly.
My primary doctor did take me off my blood pressure as a possible cause of the low potassium and low sodium. Also my blood pressure was 103/58 it has come up to 123/80 and I will see my primary
again next week to monitor my blood pressure. I was wondering if anyone else is having the same difficulties and if so if you have found any solutions and how are you dealing with them????
I do have medications to help with the side effects but they don't seem to be helping. I am going to see my oncologist next week as well and I am going to ask about changing to a different medication but I was wondering if that is hard to transition to a different drug and if the side effects are as bad.
I am glad that there is a treatment for CML but there has to be something that doesn't make me feel like I have the flu constantly.
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks so much!!!!!!