Xolair testing?

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   Posted 1/17/2007 2:37 PM (GMT -6)   
Has anyone had Xolair blood testing ot taken these shots? Any information would be helpful. Thanks:)

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   Posted 1/17/2007 4:27 PM (GMT -6)   
I am sorry I have no information for you. Keep well! hope you find what your looking for. Brandi.
*Brandi, please do not use yellow font.  It's unreadable :-) *

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   Posted 1/27/2007 12:29 AM (GMT -6)   
I have been getting Xolair shots for 1 year now for severe asthma.  I had an IgE blood test drawn first and it was high so they put me on the shots. XOLAIR is the first IgE blocker for moderate to severe persistent allergic asthma. XOLAIR acts early in the allergic-inflammatory process in people with allergic asthma. XOLAIR works by helping to block IgE from causing the reactions that can lead to asthma attacks and symptoms.
I get a shot in each arm once a month.  It stings a little going in and they push it in slow because it is kind of thick.  Hope this info helps you. tongue

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   Posted 1/27/2007 11:10 AM (GMT -6)   
kishaw....you make those shots sound so enjoyable!LOL I just got the blood test and don't know the results yet. Thanks for the info:)

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   Posted 2/10/2007 4:24 PM (GMT -6)   

Has Xolair help your asthma? I too had blood work and my IgE was very high. My insurance will not pay for the Xolair shots, but I am considering paying for the shots myself if it works.


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   Posted 3/14/2007 5:02 AM (GMT -6)   

I have taken a Xolair injection monthly for about four years.  I have not had to be hospitalized.  I did have one attack that I couldn't get under control and had to go to the ER.  I used to have most of full blown attacks during the day when I could get into my doctor's office.  She would work with me for 3-4 hours or whatever it took.  I took early retirement last summer and I think that has made a big change in those day time attacks.  I was under a lot of stress there.  An we all know that asthma is triggered by stress + I was working in an environmentally sick building.

I will still from time to time get bronchitis and have take that beloved drug Prednisone.  And, I take other asthma and allergery medications. 

Xolair is for moderately severe to severe patients.




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   Posted 4/1/2007 10:07 PM (GMT -6)   
I just started Xolair a little over a week ago - two shots at a time of 150 mgs each. I injected myself (mixed it myself too). It did NOT hurt. It's so thick and the needle is so small (I injected into thighs first time) that you can't go very fast and if you start to feel pressure you can go slower. Also, wait for the alcohol to dry first. Most nurses are in a hurry and don't wait the 30 seconds or wave your arm dry. Alcohol injected into your tissues is painful - not the Xolair!

I'm looking forward to relief - have been told it will take 6 months but hope to drastically reduce DAILY asthma meds (Advair 500/50, Albuterol, Spiriva and once in a while an oral steroid).
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