I cant believe that it has been a year since I had my first injection of omalizumab also known as Xolair. I am on xolair for spontaneous idiopathic urticaria (hives) and angioedema (swelling), it also benefits my asthma as well although the dose I am on is higher than what I would be taking if… Continue reading A year on Omalizumab
Being on Biologics for Spontaneous Idiopathic Urticaria and Angioedema
After years of struggling with what I thought was only allergies I was formally diagnosed with spontaneous idiopathic urticaria and angioedema (I will refer to it as urticaria from here as it is a mouthful and a lot to write over and over). I wrote a blog post about it a few months ago, it… Continue reading Being on Biologics for Spontaneous Idiopathic Urticaria and Angioedema
Going green with inhalers…..
If you are on social media and follow some people in the asthma world you will see that this seems to be a big topic. You will also more than likely see this image: Ventolin Evohaler vs Ventolin Accuhaler The humble Ventolin Evohaler pMDI (pressurised metered dose inhaler) or puffer is taking a huge amount… Continue reading Going green with inhalers…..
What I take and what it all does!
Part of having Brittle Asthma means quite a strict daily medication regime but also the constant quest for the magic inhaler, pill or nebuliser which might just be life changing or not even life changing but give you that bit more freedom and better quality of life. A common theme between brittle asthmatics when first… Continue reading What I take and what it all does!
When the drugs all get to much and mistakes happen.
This is what I started to struggle with. I found I was making errors taking my tablets. I would take extra of some and not enough of others or vice versa. This caused me to get very ill when I became toxic as I was out with the therapeutic level for one of my drugs.… Continue reading When the drugs all get to much and mistakes happen.