Xolair anybody tried it?

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pandacrazy
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   Posted 11/3/2009 7:52 PM (GMT -7)   
My asthma doctor suggested that I get the Xolair by IV once a month until my allergy shots start to work. I'd never heard of it, but am at the point willing to try anything to get this asthma under control again along with the allergies.
Barb
My laundry list of diseases include, Ulcetive Colitis, GERD, chronic gastritis, Asthma, Alergies, CAD stent to LAD 1/4/05, TMJ and a deteriorating disk in lower back. Also chronic pain from a moped accident 11/9/07 which left me with back, hand, knee and foot problems and broken tailbone Jan/09.
Meds,calcium, lecithin, biotin, flax oil, magnesium, CoQ 10, vitamin C, zinc, Proair, Amytryptaline 15mg, Advair 500/50, albuterol nebulizer soluition, Ambian, pepcid, carafate, nexium, Zertec, Hydrocodone, cyclobenzedrine,


Proud grandma of Isabella Rose, Keegen Bryce, Caleb Owen and furry grandchildren Kayu, Sophie, Abby & Lucy


Gigi67
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   Posted 11/4/2009 5:43 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi, my allergist and pulmonologist also have told me to go on Xolair by IV every week to help with my asthma too.  We're working through the paperwork to get approval from my health insurance company.  I'm hoping it helps.  My IgE level is high.  Good luck to you and let me know how your treatments progress.
 

pandacrazy
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   Posted 11/4/2009 9:21 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for the input. I think I might go with this as long as they can do it before or after work. It would be wonderful to get rid of these problems. Let me know how things work out for you. Thanks
My laundry list of diseases include, Ulcetive Colitis, GERD, chronic gastritis, Asthma, Alergies, CAD stent to LAD 1/4/05, TMJ and a deteriorating disk in lower back. Also chronic pain from a moped accident 11/9/07 which left me with back, hand, knee and foot problems and broken tailbone Jan/09.
Meds,calcium, lecithin, biotin, flax oil, magnesium, CoQ 10, vitamin C, zinc, Proair, Amytryptaline 15mg, Advair 500/50, albuterol nebulizer soluition, Ambian, pepcid, carafate, nexium, Zertec, Hydrocodone, cyclobenzedrine,


Proud grandma of Isabella Rose, Keegen Bryce, Caleb Owen and furry grandchildren Kayu, Sophie, Abby & Lucy


Razzle
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   Posted 11/5/2009 5:56 PM (GMT -7)   
My Husband wanted to try it but his IgE level was too high and the company who makes Xolair said it would be unsafe for him to take a high enough dose to help. Also, our insurance refused to cover the drug (from their perspective, it is too expensive...even though my Husband has been hospitalized for his Asthma in the past).

Take care,
-Razzle
Chronic Lyme Disease, Chronic Bartonella (clinical dx only), Gluten & Sulfite Sensitivity, Many Food/Inhalant/Medication/Chemical Allergies & Intolerances, Asthma, Gut issues (dysmotility, non-specific inflammation), UCTD ("Secondary Lupus-Like Syndrome"), Osteoporosis, chronic Lymphopenia, etc.; G-Tube; Currently trying to wean off TPN.
Meds:  Pulmicort, IV Ceftazidime, Heparin (to flush PICC line), Claritin, Domperidone, Colloidal Silver (used topically), probiotics, Milk Thistle, Ailanthus, homeopathy.


pandacrazy
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   Posted 11/5/2009 8:02 PM (GMT -7)   
My insurance might consider it since I ran up a over ten thousand dollar bill out of state because of my asthma. I was on my way back from NC vacation and was already sick and the ragweed that had just bloomed in TN was too much on top of being sick already. My asthma doctor tends to go for the most drastic ways to deal with any of my health problems that affect my asthma. When my stomach was bad he wanted to do a cat scan of my stomach and now that my sinus infection I had turned into bronchitis and laryngitis and affected my asthma he was talking a cat scan of my sinus and surgery. The allergy doc though said surgery was too drastic in my case so I think we will go with the allergy shots instead. So I don't really know if the xolair is too drastic or not in my case. I'll let you know what we go with. What is an IgE level? I've never heard of that one before. Barb
My laundry list of diseases include, Ulcetive Colitis, GERD, chronic gastritis, Asthma, Alergies, CAD stent to LAD 1/4/05, TMJ and a deteriorating disk in lower back. Also chronic pain from a moped accident 11/9/07 which left me with back, hand, knee and foot problems and broken tailbone Jan/09.
Meds,calcium, lecithin, biotin, flax oil, magnesium, CoQ 10, vitamin C, zinc, Proair, Amytryptaline 15mg, Advair 500/50, albuterol nebulizer soluition, Ambian, pepcid, carafate, nexium, Zertec, Hydrocodone, cyclobenzedrine,


Proud grandma of Isabella Rose, Keegen Bryce, Caleb Owen and furry grandchildren Kayu, Sophie, Abby & Lucy


Razzle
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   Posted 11/6/2009 5:04 AM (GMT -7)   
IgE is Immuneglobulin E, a type of antibody involved in type 1 allergic reactions. Xolair works by binding up the free-floating IgE in the bloodstream, thus preventing the IgE from triggering allergic reactions.

Good luck,
-Razzle
Chronic Lyme Disease, Chronic Bartonella (clinical dx only), Gluten & Sulfite Sensitivity, Many Food/Inhalant/Medication/Chemical Allergies & Intolerances, Asthma, Gut issues (dysmotility, non-specific inflammation), UCTD ("Secondary Lupus-Like Syndrome"), Osteoporosis, chronic Lymphopenia, etc.; G-Tube; Currently trying to wean off TPN.
Meds:  Pulmicort, IV Ceftazidime, Heparin (to flush PICC line), Claritin, Domperidone, Colloidal Silver (used topically), probiotics, Milk Thistle, Ailanthus, homeopathy.


pandacrazy
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   Posted 11/6/2009 9:26 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for the information. It would be nice if they could do that at least before I go on vacation so I don't end up in the hospital again in some other state. The thought of travel again after this last trip is very scary to me. I had never been in the hospital before for my asthma and being 800 miles from home made it even worse. I see my doctor again in December to let him know what I decide on the Zolair and then it will be up to him to try to convince the insurance company. Barb
My laundry list of diseases include, Ulcetive Colitis, GERD, chronic gastritis, Asthma, Alergies, CAD stent to LAD 1/4/05, TMJ and a deteriorating disk in lower back. Also chronic pain from a moped accident 11/9/07 which left me with back, hand, knee and foot problems and broken tailbone Jan/09.
Meds,calcium, lecithin, biotin, flax oil, magnesium, CoQ 10, vitamin C, zinc, Proair, Amytryptaline 15mg, Advair 500/50, albuterol nebulizer soluition, Ambian, pepcid, carafate, nexium, Zertec, Hydrocodone, cyclobenzedrine,


Proud grandma of Isabella Rose, Keegen Bryce, Caleb Owen and furry grandchildren Kayu, Sophie, Abby & Lucy

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