I was diagnosed in 2007, extremely sick. Placed on prednisone and hydrea. After it stabilized I felt much better and asked to go off the hydrea do to the severe side effects. After about 6 years had to come off prednisone so I went on gleevec. After initial adjustment it worked out the best. I also take vit D,E, and C, along with juicing using spinach kale blue berries walnuts a little piece of fresh frozen pineapple, and apple with 2 tbl spoons of Goji berries, Chia seeds, hemp, and flax seed with coconut water for the liquid (nutrition bullets are awesome.) Really restored my energy. Also drank distilled water for 90 days to clean my system. These two things gave me back my life! Trouble with Gleevec it's expensive and support groups for med costs won't help when it's for Hes.