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Imbruvica Use

Imbruvica Use

I have been on Imbruvica for about 1 month now for CLL. When my WBC count hit 68 in mid March 2020, the doctor put me on it. 2 weeks after starting the drug my WBC count was 95. Today I had another blood test and it is up to 111. I spoke with the oncologist today and he said to not be alarmed and to expect a spike when starting the Imbruvica for the 1st month or 2 (it can double according to him), but after that it should drop dramatically. Has anyone else that is on Imbruvica noticed this… read more

A MyLeukemiaTeam Member said:

Yes I started out that way and I am into my 6th year on the medication and still doing great with hardly any side effects.

posted over 2 years ago
A MyLeukemiaTeam Member said:

Your doctor is absolutely correct. That is how it works. My doctor told me the same thing and that is how it worked for me, although it didn't quiet double. Quickly after its peak it began dropping and now it is well within the normal range and has been since my second month on Imbruvica.

I pray health and blessings your way.

edited, originally posted over 2 years ago
A MyLeukemiaTeam Member said:

Miler, Your clinic should be able to help you find a foundation or three that will help you pay for it. You probably need to be under a certain income level, but not a poverty level. I applied to a foundation connected to Johnson and Johnson, and they are helping me big time. Now is a great time of year to start getting the financial info they ask for. J & J just wanted the first page of my Fed tax return.

posted over 1 year ago
A MyLeukemiaTeam Member said:

Side effects, minimal. Just what I would describe as a dry body. Skin, eyes, cracked finger tips.

posted over 1 year ago
A MyLeukemiaTeam Member said:

Yes. Mine went up to 110 after lymph nodes went down which the Doctor said was the cause. Last month I was down to 74!

posted almost 2 years ago
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