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   Posted 12/31/2011 5:33 PM (GMT -6)   
I have been a severe asthmatic since birth, had very bad younger life great in my 20's and 30's and then last year I was hospitaleized 7 times in the ICU and non responsive to most of the ordinary meds they have always used.  DAily I take 500 advair 2x, singular, duoneb as needed, oxygen as needed, flonase, albuteral as rescue.
I was intibated last year during my first visit and due to the massive amounts of prednisone over 7 hospitalizations and home wheening I have gained over 100 pounds, addding high blood pressure, diabeties and sleep apnea! In April my pulmonologist started me on the Zolair every other week.  No hospitalizations since then but was curious if anyone else is on Zolair and having some of the same side affects that I am.  I feel like I am on a roller coaster sometimes........any  feedback would be appreciated.   Thanks Samfuzl

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   Posted 1/1/2012 9:09 AM (GMT -6)   
What do you mean a roller coaster? Do you feel dizzy?
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   Posted 1/1/2012 8:50 PM (GMT -6)   
Sherry that is the is the thing, everytime it is different. Generally I sleep for 2 or 3 days after, I act like I am stoned or drunk, I slur my words, stutter and do get dizzy. I have pain in elbows, shoulders and legs hospital since Feb of 2011 and off steroids for 6 months now. Samfuzl

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   Posted 1/2/2012 1:06 PM (GMT -6)   
I looked up xolair and it describe your symptoms as severe allergic reactions to it. Please talk to your doctor about these reactions.

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   Posted 1/7/2012 5:37 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Joy he is aware of these side affects but says as long as I am breathing and not hospitalized he wants to continue the treatment. Samfuzl

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   Posted 1/15/2012 7:41 PM (GMT -6)   
My son, who has xolair injections twice a month, one per arm each time, reports that he has fatigue and joint pain, but the Xolair has helped his immune system function. Without Xolair, HEPA filters, Singulair, Foradil, and nebulizer treatments of Xopenex, he is housebound because going out precipitates severe asthma attack. He is 14 and his immune system will not allow him to attend public school. However, since the Xolair and other medications, he has at least been able to go over to friends houses and to function. So, for him, the medication is worth the cost.
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