I have asthma all my life and it's been getting worse the older I get, I'm 30 next week (arrghh). I take 2 nebs, 5 inhalers, regular pred and antibiotics, phyllocontin and accolate. I have had persistant chest infections recently and had pneumonia last oct. I also have osteoporosis from the pred and I suffer with depression too. Basically I'm a walking pharmacy.
I go through good and bad periods with my health but at the moment I feel as though I'm always ill. I've put on loads of weight since I started regular steroids and I'm desperately trying to lose some. I'm going to see my top consultant (I have 2) tomorrow with the view to starting Xolair but I'm really dreading it. I want it to be a wonder drug and I don't want to get my hopes up too high. I would desperately love to reduce my steroid needs and therefore the side effects and have a chance at a normal life. I have 3 children aged 10, 7 and 3 and I want to be normal Mum.
Sorry for the rant, I needed to talk to people who understand and sympathise. I'm convined that people look at me and see someone who's fat, lazy and breathless because of it.