hello for the 1st time! I’ve had asthma and allergies since I can remember. I’ve been on and off meds, always prescribed my my general practitioner, as an adult because nothing ever seemed to significantly make a difference. I decided to finally see an asthma/allergy specialist when taking Zyrtec and avoiding any activity just wasn’t working anymore. I was getting out of breath having a normal conversation. I’m 34, not over weight and otherwise good health. We started on Advair 250, no change in symptoms. Advair 500 and singulair, no change. Switched to Breo, kept singulair, and added in spiriva. This was the most successful we’ve been, my Spirometry reading being at 79. I don’t like the side effects of the breo so the doc just switched me to symbicort.
However, I still feel out of breath and feel like I need to take very deep breaths to get air. She also just ordered a CT of my sinuses. And recommend xolair. My IgE reading was 259. She also recommended I start allergy shots.
Has anyone has success with Xolair. Any side effects? Anything else you would recommend I speak to my doctor about?
i appreciate all the help.