I know this has been a discussion before but things change in a short time and maybe someone out there has more information now. I was on 400mg of G for 5 years and the side effects were horrendous. So last summer I attempted a switch to Tasigna but I don't think I took a long enough break from the G to the T. Turns out T didn't work out for me. So I had to go back on G. I was fine for about 6 months and 2 months ago all the side effects came back with a vengeance plus some. So now I have my Sprycel here and I stopped taking my G Aug. 3 (9 days ago). The Dr. told me 5-7 days break, but she isn't a specialist and I think that may have been part of my issues with Tasigna. Now, even though I have bone pain, I feel toxin free. So I have been putting off starting the Sprycel. Does anyone have any idea how long I should give it a break to clear totally out of my system before starting Sprycel? I am dreading it, I want to go eat the biggest grapefruit I can find!!!!
I also have an appt. with Dr. Druker in Oct. I have decided to see him every 6 months and use my CT Dr. for maintenance.
So I am just curious what others have done and how it's worked out. I know these drugs are so different for everyone but......