My name is Dan and have a couple of basic questions about Xolair.I received allergy shots for a period of 10 years under another allergist with little help. In August 2010, the IgE blood test showed my level to be 1138. Is there a certain range the IgE level has to be within in order to qualify? For what length of time are the shots given? I'd appreciate any more basic info anyone can provide about this. Thanks.View Thread
It's been 2 years since my first posting. My IgE level has gone up to 1348. After going back & forth with the ins. co. and the manufacturer for about 4 weeks, we finally received the approval for Xolair & be covered for the first year! Today was the first 'dose'. Due to my high IgE level, the dose had to be split in 3 shots! Despite having to wait in the office for 1 hour, I have had no problems. Due to recent changes approved by the FDA as a precautionary measure, the allergist's office has to prescribe an EpiPen, which I've never had to use before, fortunately. My next appt for the Xolair is in 2 weeks. Both myself and my provider believe this will be a BIG help in the long run. But, of course, all we can do is wait and see.View Thread
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