Ages since I've posted on here but i'm after a bit of advice that I'm struggling to get information on elsewhere. I've read a few threads on here but only picks out certain bits of my quesiton.
In the last year I've started training at the gym much more intensly than previous in a bid to shed the lockdown pounds and improve my fitness. I've always been fit and done lots of running and gym work. My new trianing is every morning for an hour and causes a fair amount of stiffness in the muscles which makes the next days training that much harder.
So, I've adopted a higher protein diet with 40% of my 2200 daily calorie target coming from protein. Food wise I eat more chicken and try to cut out bread, but I've also increased the protein shakes that I used to have. Initially, no probelm from a BCR/blood result over 6 months but then I started taking BCAA's, glutamine and creatine on the recommendation of the gym instructors.
The last blood result showed white blood cell count up, a high creatine level (expected) and BCR from 0.00 to 0.01%. Obviously, I've reacted to this and have stopped BCAA's (which upon reading elsewhere seems a good idea), creatine and glutamine. The only thing I'm doing now is targetting the protein intake to help my muscles repair themselves.
I'm confident that this will help my results back down to the 0.00%, but the above also came at at time when I reduced from 400mg to 300mg of Imatinib (I failed TFR last year).
Has anyone else managed to work through sports nutrition whilst on Imatinib and can advise on your approach?