I got great news today. My PCR result is 0.08 at just shy of 6 months on treatment. News like this does help.
I started on nilotinib, but had trouble with side effects culminating in a TIA so was switched to dasatinib after 2 months. The 100 mg dose of dasatinib had me so lightheaded I stopped driving by the end of 2 months, along with the common shortness of breath. Six weeks ago my dasatinib dose was cut to 50 mg. Things are getting better slowly. Advice from people on this site that it takes a long time to realize all the gains from the dose reduction was very useful in setting expectations.
I'm still not where I want to be given how long I'll need to take the TKI even if all goes well. I'm working on getting back in shape as being short of breath is one of my biggest remaining problems. I have gotten past the point where I stand with the pill in my hand wondering if it is worth the side effects.
Thanks for this community, and may you all get great numbers.