Hi everyone, first time on the forum and really hoping for some support or advice.
My fiance started showing her typical asthma flare ups she gets in mid September through October.
Typically, while not fun, these go away eventually with steroids and inhalers.
This year, things escalated much worse than ever before. Even after a week of ramped up treatment, we had an ER visit followed by another one 2 days later, where she was hospitalized for 4 days.
She has improved, but very slowly, and a week later now we are seeing more mild flare ups as we ween off of steroids. She is on 6 hour duonebs, xopenex as needed, prednisone, all her regular inhalers and allergy meds.
We want to start Xolair but know it won't really give us short term relief.
Our lives are fairly consumed at this point with worry and anxiety, which of course just makes things worse. We don't know if or when we will need to make another scary trip to the hospital, its a terrifying experience and we did it 2 times in 3 days.
Anyone with similar experiences able to share how they were able to get better? Sounds like we are going back up on steroids today. We know we need to be patient but this is really taking its toll on us mentally.