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|05-08-2013 02:43 PM|
|05-08-2013 02:24 PM|
|Schooby||Wow, that's intense..I hope you are feeling good now.|
|05-08-2013 02:08 PM|
|someone28624||Had my first treatment last Wednesday. It was a lot harder than I expected. I ended up in the hospital with a severe asthma flare from Saturday to yesterday. Guess I broke lounge rule #1! Doing much better now.|
|04-13-2013 04:12 PM|
|04-13-2013 03:29 PM|
|04-13-2013 09:27 AM|
I think by anti-IgE you mean Xolair, which I was on for two months before having an anaphylactic reaction.
I saw the doctor that would do the bronchial thermoplasty and she seemed really good. More and more data is showing that this does help. My insurance approved it. Still not sure what I'm going to do, though.
|02-28-2013 02:02 PM|
I think you should see another MD, or two or three or more, until you find one that can help you. From experience, one very highly regarded allergist wanted me to carry two Epipens at all times and avoid darned near everything because I tested positive to so much (the person doing the SPT had a huge "wow!" when she saw me). I don't know what he was thinking! Another said have a good life enjoying most everything except x x and x and call me if problems recur. It was like total opposite for same EoE diagnostic testing. Find a MD who can help you, whatever it takes and save surgery as a total last resort.
Have you tried anything, I think they call it, anti-IgE?
There are also a lot of medical studies, around here anyways, and I've known some participants who learned a lot about cause and effect - to their benefit - which was outside of mainstream medicine. Worth seeing if anything is of interest in your area to you.
|02-28-2013 11:54 AM|
|Zoe Moon||Since starting a low carb diet (no grains or lentils at all) we rarely have heartburn, maybe once every two months. Before the diet we went through antacids like crazy.|
|02-28-2013 08:16 AM|
click the "edit" link next to your username
|02-28-2013 07:59 AM|
|someone28624||I actually had biopsies testing for EoE, among other things, when I was going through my puking all the time phase. Thankfully, I don't have it. I tested as allergic to literally dozens of things during my allergy testing and a lot just can't be avoided, ie, dust, grass. Even when I keep my house immaculate, if I go to a friend's house that is dusty or they have pets I'm wheezing within minutes. I don't want to have to just stay at my house like some sort of shut in.|
|02-28-2013 05:18 AM|
Wow. I've been officially diagnosed and lived in the TICU for a week after discovering, via biopsy gone bad, something called EoE.
which is now being treated with two Prilosac daily. It's an allergic thing, and I was forced to make dietary changes which, in the long run, are healthy and I feel a lot better. Don't miss beef at all anymore, if fact, it looks kinda gross and was a major trigger.
As a spin off, I think the asthma I've been facing for years has diminished. It was unpleasant, to say the least.
Hmm, I should change my user name from grump to something else - that's how bad I felt at the time before things turned around. How do I do that?
Look into everything before you have surgery. Leave no door closed, and let see ample qualified MD's before proceeding for their opinions.
Have you taken steps to avoid all known triggers?
Added: I find the new cfc free inhalers don't seem to work as well as the environmentally unfriendly ones, despite frequent cleanings. Anyone else?
|02-28-2013 03:03 AM|
She really didn't realize that she had many symptoms. She figures that she had had them for so long, that she had quit paying attentions to them.
|02-27-2013 11:00 PM|
|02-27-2013 09:12 PM|
I have only had a few attacks that weren't controlled by my rescue inhaler. I have allergy-induced asthma, but it is exacerbated by weather changes.
Do you have any issues with GERD or heartburn? DH's cousin has battled asthma so bad that she had to take early retirement. After mentioning her GERD issues to her pulmonary Dr., he ordered some tests. After surgery to fix the flap between her esophagus and throat, her asthma has improved by more than 50%. The acid that was coming up from her stomach was causing double the inflammation in her lungs.
|02-27-2013 08:03 PM|
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