Just wondering. I know I have wrote about this before but I am wondering if everyone on Gleevec is able to function at work normally? What I am asking is since being on Gleevec I have experience almost every side effect on the list and yet some have gone away and the rest stay but have decreased but I am not functioning at 100%. Some days I am tired, other days I have been having difficulty sleeping lately, I have cramps, nausea, GI issues and recently the edema is an everyday thing all the way up my legs (not very attractive and not good when I stand on my legs all day for 12 hours). Some days I just need a break from work or don't feel well enough to go (GI issues or fatigue). Whatever the case is my job says I need papers from the doctor FMLA papers that say I will potentially miss work periodically for side effects or appts. My doctor does not want to fill them out. He feels that since my lab work is normal (I am currently in remission) then I am fine. Well I beg to differ because before I got diagnosised with this and started taking this medicine I felt normal and now I am not (not saying I am dying but I am not 100% like I was before). Does anyone else have these papers in place for their work? Am I being a baby and shouldn't need them? Have you ever had a doctor just not want to fill the papers out? I thought these papers were a persons right by law so why is my physician so hesitant to fill them out? I am just upset and need your guidance. Should I find a new doctor one that is more supportive and understanding? Or should I just suck it up? Sorry this is a long one but I have argued with him and I hate to argue about something like this. People at my job have these papers for high blood pressure, diabetes and asthma. Any comments will help me. Thanks.
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