I’m 38 years of age..asthmatic since age 1..I’ve always experienced asthma flare ups but since my teenage years I would say I’ve successfully controlled and lived a normal healthy life with asthma. Last year my asthma took a dark turn, I came down with a bad strain of flu..hospital..breathing rehab etc.. and it’s now been severe for over 15months. Daily prednisolone for the last 15months..varying doses when my asthma flares..Horrible side effects that I’ve just learnt to live with. Mother to 6year old twins..I’ve had to stop working and life has just changed...physically I’m weak..I’ve tried tapering off the steroids and just hit a brick wall at 10mg!
My consultant got in touch today to say I’ve been successful in getting onto the Xolair injection treatment..it’s a glimmer of hope..
I desperately want to get off these steroids. I’m reaching out to find out about people’s experience with this treatment? Success stories? Side effects? Any suggestions?