Thought Iâ€™d introduce myself first. My name is Sarah and Iâ€™m a moderate (ish) asthmatic on all the usual meds. Iâ€™ve had a bad run recently with 3 admissions to the high dependency unit over the past 6 weeks. Iâ€™m now out and doing well.
My Consultant has recently informed me that I almost certainly qualify for Xolair. Iâ€™m curious as to whether other people here are on this drug? I also happen to be a junior doctor working in respiratory medicine (oh the irony!) Iâ€™m rather anxious about the thought of taking a relatively new drug with as yet unknown side effects. Iâ€™m also loathe to take any immunomodulating drugs before I have my family.
I was just wondering what other people had been told re possible long term side effects etc? I appreciate that I'm in the relatively lucky position of being able to decide whether I want a drug that some people are fighting for. I apologise if this post comes across as at all ungrateful.