Severe asthmatic 14yr old using Perforomist/Xolair

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Mom of Asthma Teen
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   Posted 1/25/2010 11:11 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi all - I'm glad to have found this chat forum and already feel I'm among others who understand. My 14 yr old daughter was diagnosed with asthma at age 3. Past 6 years have been a roller coaster trying everything to get asthma under control; no luck yet. Long acting drugs (Advair, Symbicort) side effects included paranoia, nervousness, trouble sleeping. She's also very allergic -- immunology didn't work for her -- brought on severe attacks. We've done the holistic route, too, with vitamins and supplements, but no real improvement. New pulmonary doc put her on PERFOROMIST (formoterol), a drug NOT tested on kids and mainly used for adult COPD/asthmatics; she is already starting to feel "nervous" and "afraid" on this medicine, and I have call into doc. She is also awaiting insurance co approval for Xolair, which we hope will significantly cut allergies.
QUESTION: Has anyone (child preferably) used Perforomist and experienced any side effects? Any Xolair users out there that can report on whether it is working and any side effects?

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   Posted 1/25/2010 6:24 PM (GMT -6)   

I am sorry to hear about your daughter, but sounds like you are trying everything..> I am also curious about xolair as I am also waiting for approval to start. I am on oral steroids (with every nasty side effect), xyflo, and advair 500/50. I don't have any side effects with the Advair, except by missing just 2 or 3 doses I end up on oxygen with severally impaired peak flows. So NO matter what I CAN'T come off it. Hope someone figures something out.


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   Posted 1/25/2010 9:11 PM (GMT -6)   
I use Perforomist twice a day & it has helped me greatly but I'm alot older too......
Also take 600mg theophillin a day.......have Albuteral as needed in nebulizer.......


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