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?