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I started getting treatment the week after this was released so I have had treatment for over a year now. This helped give me my life back. My severe allergic asthma kept me a prisoner in my home. Since getting this I begin to feel better with every treatment and now I feel normal again. I can go in public and not be afraid of my triggers causing an attack. The only side effect for me was being sl...

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One reason why you shouldn’t use this drug: Eosinophils are one types of white blood cells Eosinophils help protect your body from harmful bacteria, as well as from parasites that can steal important nutrients from your body. Eosinophils are formed in the bone marrow, then released into the blood. if you a eliminate them, you might not be immunological protected. Pharma companies just care about...

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Stacy T | 35-44 | Female | On medication for 2 to less than 5 years | Patient
7/8/2021
Condition: Allergic Asthma that is Resistant to Treatment
Overall rating 5.0
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I had severe, uncontrolled asthma for years.I was so hesitant to say yes to Fasenra, because of just the long term unknowns (it was fairly new at the time) After my last hospital stay I finally just told my doctor....lets try the Fasenra.... I was mentally/ physically done with dealing with my lungs! It was the best decision I ever made. I have been on Fasenra now for 3 years, and have had no major issues! My asthma is well controlled, no hospital stays, no steroids, it has given me my life back! In my eyes, its a true miracle. I dont know how else to describe it. My doctor says some of his other patients are not doing as well as I am, and that I am the best patient of his as far as the results I am having from the shot. So I know it can be different for everyone. I have had a hand full of very mild flair ups if I am around a lot of triggers or dust, and I know my lungs will probably always have damage from the years of severe asthma. But I can breath, and function and feel "normal" again! Fasenra has personally been a huge blessing in my life, and I am so grateful its worked so well for me!

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Toria Bourlet | 13-18 | Female | On medication for 1 to 6 months | Patient
5/11/2021
Condition: asthma with elevated level of eosinophils
Overall rating 1.0
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I had 2 1/2 doses of Fasenra. Ever since the first injection I have needed to be rushed to the hospital by ambulance four times and can barley make it a week without ending up back in the ER. My asthma dramatically grew worse as the days went by; my inhaler doesn’t even give the smallest bit of relief. If I’m lucky my nebulizer might work after a minimum of at least 2 rounds, but this too has become a rare occasion. These scary near death situation now happen every time I try to venture outside of my own home and some times while in the comfort of my own house. I’ve lost count of the amount of attacks I have been through, but they come on every time I smell ANYTHING and let’s just say there are hundreds of smells that people are exposed to on a daily basis. I have even been set off into an attack after simply drinking water, I get winded after walking from one room to another, I can’t do anything without coughing up my lung as a result. The simple task of breathing causes the most increasingly tremendous pain. Ever time I attempt to lay down it feels as though someone is suffocating me, with a ten tons of metal crushing my chest. Due to this I haven’t slept throughout the night in over two months. All of this is terrible on its own standards, now let’s add in the additional side effects that weren’t directly attacking my lungs. Every inch of my body has had nothing but indescribable pain. All of my joints now just pop out of place whenever I walk, all of my muscles are demolished. I’ve lost the strength in my arms to even open up a bottle of water. Anything that touches my body, including my own hair, makes me break out in either hives or rashes. I want to just rip off my skin, because everything burns like the worse sunburnt I have every had, while feeling like I have chicken pots and lice. My head is always killing me to an extent I never knew imaginable. To much light makes me want to throw up... looking at a screen makes the whole room just start spinning. Half the time I can’t even read anything because my vision just goes whenever my head hurts like that. Ongoing brain fog and vertigo seems to be a new normal. Eating food makes everything worse, I start either gagging or chocking most of the time whenever I attempt to eat anything. All of these symptoms where ongoing throughout the two months, however after getting my third injection at only half the dose the most traumatic reaction started. I developed a cough that was persistent and not going anywhere, then my throat burned like fire ants biting all up my throat, until finally my throat started swelling up and it became a struggle to swallow my own spit. I ended up in the ER having an allergic to the shot, this was a Thursday night. Days following I relied on handful of allergy medicine to keep my throat from swelling... I was only able to make it about 4 hours without having the same sensations, until it became so unbearable once again on Sunday and I was back in the ER. These are only a handful of the absolutely horrible side effects that I experienced while on this medicine. Any side effect that you look up regarding this medicine, I had the reaction. This is the WORST I have ever felt in my life and I would never recommend or give this injection to anyone. I would much rather struggle to breathe on a daily basis then go through everything this shot has brought on me.

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MLang | 75 or over | On medication for 1 to less than 2 years | Patient
8/16/2020
Condition: Allergic Asthma that is Resistant to Treatment
Overall rating 5.0
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By the evening of my first Fasenra shot I could breathe better! I am so grateful for this medication because Iâ??ve not had to take Prednisone for a year now. I did have a mild case of hives after the second shot. For years my CBC showed my elevated eosinophil levels. Still I had to work hard to convince my allergist to test me for eosinophilic asthma. He simply didnâ??t believe in the validity of the diagnosis. I am very grateful for finally being treated with Fasenra because itâ??s made such a difference in my sense of well being. I do find the cost prohibitive!

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XanaR | 19-24 | Female | On medication for 1 to 6 months | Patient
4/12/2020
Condition: asthma with elevated level of eosinophils
Overall rating 3.7
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I have been on this medication for about 3 months exactly. I am 24 years old, and started having bad breathing issues out of no where. I was essentially sick a year and only getting worse. I didn’t know what was wrong and my entire life was pretty much sitting down and getting sicker. I was unable to get dressed without getting extremely out of breath. I really didn’t see much of a future for me. I see a difference on this medicine. I can get dressed, and although I get out of breath I do see about a 50 percent improvement. Hope things continue to get better. I do have the side effect of having very bad body aches the day after. I feel like I have the flu.

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Dennis | 45-54 | Male | Caregiver
1/14/2020
Condition: Other
Overall rating 1.0
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One reason why you shouldn’t use this drug: Eosinophils are one types of white blood cells Eosinophils help protect your body from harmful bacteria, as well as from parasites that can steal important nutrients from your body. Eosinophils are formed in the bone marrow, then released into the blood. if you a eliminate them, you might not be immunological protected. Pharma companies just care about how much money they will make.

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