Feeling a bit down today - after spending 4 hours in hospital this morning after having bone scans, lung function tests, allergy and blood tests, and seeing differnt health professionals, I feel I have completely hit a brick wall.
On the up side, my lung function was ok, and I think my bone density will be ok too, but seeing my cons (the chief professor rather than one of his minions!) didn't do me any good. He wondered if I would be eligible for Xolair and has taken blood for IgE levels, but on my skin prick test I had no allergies come up! So it is highly unlikely I will be able to receive Xolair He is now out of ideas and has said that I am on the most medications I can be without being on daily pred, and that we want to avoid that if possible. I'm already on unlicensed amounts of ciclesonide and am taking tiotropium for asthma rather than COPD (as it is intended for).
I just don't know what to do now - I've suspected for a while that I was on quite a lot of meds, but to be told that it's kinda the end of the road has hit me pretty hard. I'm even beginning to wonder whether I have asthma at all, as my meds won't control it but my lung function is ok...guess I'm just after others people's experiences so I feel I'm not alone
Sorry for the whinge, thanks all x