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Has anyone been diagnosed with Eosinophilic Asthma?


I've read that Eosinophilic Asthma can sometimes be misdiagnosed as COPD or brittle asthma. Has your doctor ever recommended you be tested for eosinophils?

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I have eosinophilic asthma (as well as atopic 🙄). For me it was never confused with COPD (probably because of my age and lack of smoking history).

Brittle asthma is a term that’s being phased out in the UK (not sure about elsewhere), to be replaced with the term ‘severe’ and/or ‘difficult (to control)’ (depending on your situation). Eosinophilic asthmatics quite often fall under the severe grouping. (More info; asthma.org.uk/advice/severe...)

I got tested through FENO and blood tests. X

I was just recently diagnosed with EOS asthma because I have allergic asthma but the Xolair I was taking wasn't helping and I still needed to take prednisone several times a year. Now I take Nucala along with some other inhalers and it seems to be helping so far (but does nothing for my allergies). In the US eosinophilic asthma and severe asthma are terms used interchangeable and are diagnosed with a white blood cell count blood test. COPD is only if you have asthma and something else.

I have eosinophilic asthma. I’ve also heard the Dr. use the term use brittle asthma. I take a number of controller meds and steroids. I used to take Nucala for the eosinophilic asthma but my Dr. switched me to Fasenra because the Nucala dudnt work for me. I was diagnosed with a blood test to measure eosinophils and a FeNo breathing test.

I’ve been tested. There’s no way I have COPD although lots of doctors want to go there because I’m 72. I won’t have anything to do with those doctors. I don’t need doctors that make up diagnoses out of ageism.

Mine ... we really aren’t sure what triggers it although we’re pretty sure road fumes are part of the picture.

I was diagnosed with lung cancer and then 2 months later asthma. I am in remission on the cancer but the asthma has taken over. I can't stand hot or cold. I had to start oxygen. I am 64 . I have read that GERD is associated with asthma, which I have plus a hiatal hernia. I am all new to this and hope all of you can educate me some. I wonder about e-asthma and I think it's time to check it out. I am doing everything I can to lessen symptoms and getting nowhere.

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