Hello and Happy New Year!
So, I finally found a new asthma doctor and got in to see him. Sooo much better than the last asthma doc who was not listening to me, refused to help me when I was struggling (eventually making me go to urgent care to get prednisone- which cleared up the asthma flare), and wrongly diagnosed me with VCD.
Anyway, new doctor took a thorough history and wants to try using a biological. He had me do a blood test. I saw the blood test results, but have to wait another week to see the doctor again. My eosinophils were not high- so I think that rules out eosinophilic asthma. To qualify for Xolair you have to have at least one year round allergy - I’ve got that: dust mites and mold. But, your IgE level is supposed to be between 30-400. My IgE level was 18. I think that means I don’t qualify for that med either. One question I have is- does the xyzal I’ve taken for 2 months lower the IgE level? Does anyone have experience with Xolair? If you take Xolair can you stop taking some of your other asthma meds?
Next- does singulair bother anyone? I’m feeling anxious, kinda OCD in fact, tired and have had a headache the last couple days since I started it.
Thanks all, any comments and advice would be so nice.