New asthma drugs in the Pipeline

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While doing some research and advocating for myself in hopes of obtaining the anti-IL drug, Dupilumab (on a compassionate use basis), I discovered that there are several other biologics in this new generation of targeted asthma therapy drugs that are in various stages of development. Here’s a list of some of the new biologics coming […]

Treatment overload

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Yes, another update about treatment options. Things seem to be changing at a lightening pace now and it’s making my head explode. Too much for an over-thinker like me to think about. Gotta slow down and literally catch my breath. So my 3rd hospitalization and 5th intubation in just the first 4 months of this […]

Evolving treatment plan

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Things seems to be changing by the day. As of March 24th 2016, the latest plan is to put me back on Xolair until I can either obtain the biologic drug, Dupilumab, or until lung transplant becomes the only option left to extend my life. Sanofi/Regeneron, the makers of Dupilumab, need to get FDA permission […]

15 months Intubation Free!

Posted on 4 CommentsPosted in Alternative Asthma treatments, Asthma, Asthma care plan, Asthma exacerbations, Asthma hospitalization, Asthma treatments, Bipap, Intubation, intubation, Peak Flows, Severe asthma

It feels good to brag about something positive for a change. This week marks 15 whole months since Ive had to have a tube shoved down my windpipe in order to breath. Ive had zero, what I would call “critical condition” type hospitalizations in that time period as well. Granted, I’m still ending up in […]

Considering BT ?

Posted on 4 CommentsPosted in Asthma, Asthma Education, Asthma treatments, Bronchial Thermoplasy

As this new treatment for severe asthma becomes more readily available to the general public, I think it’s important that prospective patients arm themselves with as much information as they can about the procedure. A physician by the name Steve Gupta, a board certified internist and an allergy immunology specialist practicing in Southern California, has […]

Going Organic

Posted on 6 CommentsPosted in Alternative Asthma treatments, Asthma, Asthma & Exercise, Diet, Exercise&Fitness, People, Places and Events

Here’s a question Ive been asking myself a lot lately (thanks to a most cool brother); When it comes to improving my fitness, why should I go through all the pain and sacrifice of exercising my body hard everyday, if I’m gonna continue to throw toxic chemicals into it? Doesn’t make much sense.. does it? […]

No Thermoplasty for Steve

Posted on 6 CommentsPosted in Alternative Asthma treatments, Asthma, Asthma treatments, Bronchial Thermoplasy

Ive been getting a lot of email lately from people asking me if I’m gonna have the new clinical trials phase of this new procedure back in 2006, because my asthma was deemed “too severe” by the study investigators. People with very severe chronic asthma usually have a fair amount of scarring, and some have […]

They Don’t want me

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Today, I spoke with one of the Bronchial Thermoplasty researchers at the University of Southern California , he was kind enough to explain this new and potentially revolutionary treatment for severe asthma. The theory, is that if you reduce the amount of smooth muscle ( one of the culprits that causes airway narrowing… which in […]