My dad (67) has CLL and has been in remission up until a few weeks ago when his doctor suggested he go on Imbruvica due to consistently falling blood counts.
He started it a few days ago and each day seems to be progressively worse in terms of side effects. Days 1-2 were fine, but these last couple of days have seen some severe back pain and swelling around his right eye coupled with fatigue.
I'm wondering if:
1. The side effects lessen over time
2. If these are pretty common side effects
3. Is there anything we can do to lessen these side effects
I just don't want him to be on something that will make him physically miserable for the rest of his life and unable to let him actually LIVE his life.
Any help would be appreciated!