Voice: "It's time to renew your Sprycel. Would you like to do that?" and I tell them yes.
Voice: "Do you have any changes in symptoms to report?"
Me: "Yes... I am soooo exhausted and fatigued!!!!"
Voice: "Okay. I will note that. Would you like to speak to the pharmacist?"
Me: "Sure... what the heck..."
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The pharmacist gets on the phone. I tell him my symptoms. We discuss red blood cells which are a little low on me, but it doesn't quite add up to anything serious. Because other factors are not off.
Then he says: "Ten to twenty-five percent of all patients taking Sprycel report the same symptoms. That is considered to be a significant percentage and is therefore a side effect to watch for."
The oncologist I have been seeing categorically denies that my fatigue has anything to do with the Sprycel. It's pretty sad that she doesn't know that the company who makes Sprycel considers it to be a normally expected side effect.
I have already made a second opinion appointment with a new oncologist not connected to the one I have been seeing. I will see him June 17.