Hi all, I am new to the site. I have been through the ringer with asthma, allergies and gerd for the past 2 years….a trifecta of misery. Anyway, I first encountered the gerd/asthma connection 4 years ago when I had my first bad asthma occurrence of a flair in many years. Anyway, that was the first time in my life (was 47 at the time) that I saw a pulmonologist at the time and he mentioned the gerd/asthma connection to me for the first time. Long story short, he got me back on track with a combination of meds. Fast forward to the end of 2017 and I began encountering constant problems again resulting in multiple hospitalizations. So, I quit my job at my family's dry cleaning business thinking the fumes were doing it. Well, coming back to the allergy component, my pulmonologist at that time had me do an allergy panel test and a specific IgE blood test. The results at the time showed very high allergies to a host of indoor and outdoor components and my IgE levels were 715! That is almost 7 times the normal level. Anyway due to quitting my job recently at the time and my test results, I qualified for Xolair for free for one year. Great news, except the pulmonologists office never followed through with the paperwork. Don't worry, this is actually leading somewhere. Anyway, I stopped going to that pulmonologist due to this occurrence, and started going to another one in 2018 who diagnosed me with COPD via my PFT results. All values were normal, except the fev1/fvc ratio was below normal (it has actually come up since then). Anyway, he did not help me much, as I was hospitalized at least 8 times last year due to respiratory issues. After a recent 5 day hospital stay and a visit from a different pulmonologist who told me after looking at my CT scans and recent PFT's that he didn't think I have COPD at all, but severe allergic asthma that is poorly controlled. A recent visit to an asthma/allergy doctor confirmed what he said. Anyway, I am now scheduled to have another allergy testing panel done in 10 days and subsequent immunotherapy. I did have allergy shots for several years like 30 years ago and they did help tremendously. Anyway, sorry for long-winded post (no pun intended), but just looking for some guidance on if this could be my issue and would the immunotherapy possibly benefit me again later in life (now 51). Thank you.