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Asthma board


Hi all, I'm new to healthboards.com, but I'm not new to asthma. I've had asthma for the past 5 years and until a year and a half ago it was pretty mild, but now it has gone to the severe side. None of my dr's know why it suddenly got severe, but I think it has a lot to do with the fact that my IgE keeps increasing. Just this year it's gone from 403 in Jan to 603 in April to 1456 in July. I don't know if any of you have the ever increasing IgE out there, I know some of the increase is due to the xolair, but my pulmononologist said that there's no way xolair would make it increase that much. As far as meds I'm on singulair, allegra 180 mg, benadryl 25 mg/day, xolair 375 mg every 2 weeks, spiriva, foradil, Qvar 80 mg 8 puffs twice a day, nexium 40 mg twice a day, elestat one drop in each eye twice a day, atrovent nebulizer treatments every 2-4 hrs, robetessin cough syrup every 4 hrs and a calcium supplement, i think there might be more meds i'm on i can never remeber all of them. I already have osteopenia from being on prednisone so much and I'm only 18. I'm happy I found this group because I do sometimes have a hard time cooping with not being able to do things like a normal college student would. I do see a pulmonologist at a great teaching hospital and I work very closely with her, but she can't seem to come up with any new treatment options for me right now.
Kristin