If there’s anything worse than the crushing loss of breath that marks another asthma attack, it’s the crushing side effects of the drugs that are supposed to treat the disease.
And if you’re taking the injectable asthma drug Xolair, you’re facing some doozies.
The FDA has woken up from its slumber just long enough to warn that this drug is associated with a higher risk of heart attacks, blood clots in your lungs and veins, serious chest pains and even mini-strokes.
XOLAIR WARNING: Your asthma drug could be a death sentence!
That’s not a treatment — that’s practically a death sentence!
I wish I could tell you the other asthma drugs are better — but if they are, it’s not by much. They can cause everything from bone loss to stunted growth.
That’s the bad news, my friend. But the good news is that you don’t have to suffer through the wheezing and you certainly don’t have to put your life on the line with these dangerous drugs.
No, you’ve got something better. You’ve got ME, and I’ve got ANSWERS.
The most common myth about asthma is that it strikes out of the blue, which is precisely what the drug industry hacks want you to believe. They want you to be positively terrified — so scared of an impeding attack that you won’t even go to the toilet without one hand on your inhaler.
And that’s just not true.
Asthma is almost always a specific response to something around you. Xolair, for example, is used specifically in patients with elevated IgE — the antibody made by your immune system in response to exposure to an allergen.
Yes, something IS triggering it. And if you work closely with a doc who knows how to test for allergens (it’s a rare skill, believe me) then you can discover the cause of that IgE response and learn how to avoid or control that trigger.