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Hi
I have had severe asthma since infancy, but the past 1.5 years it has gotten much worse. I am on every asthma medication available, including at least 40 mg of prednisone a day, xolair, and ivig.
my docs are now suggesting trying more aggresive treatments, as my pft's are slowly drifting down and begining to become irreversible.
they are suggesting cellcept, and antirejection drug, or even methotrexate, a type of chemotherapy.
has anyone heard of this type of treatment, and whether or not its very effective? had any side effect of it?
i've read a lot of clinical studies, but they just talk abouit the results, not what they patients felt or went through during treatment.
any advice anyone has for me would be great.
thanks.