XOLAIR Treatment?

Hiya everyone, I just got out of hospital yday after being in for a week. they thought i had swine flu but was just normal flu But it affected my asthma and chest really bad. i am on mend now but still got a caugh and a bit of a wheeze. But unfortunatly because i have been unwell they arent going ahead with my Xolair treatment and have now prosponed it till the following week wednesday 9th december. so im just hoping i manage to keep well till then.

What i was wandering though while i was in hospital got told a bit more about Xolair and i just found out i will be given an epipen, as i have so many allergys but its because if treatment doesnt work i could take an allergic reaction to it. has anyone ever taken an alergic reaction 2 xolair and what was it that happend to you? i am extremly nervous about starting the treatment as i am first person in fife area to get it, so am kind of the ginnie pig and lots of doctors are interested to see if it works or not! I feel like im kind of a case study! lol!

If you have any advice i would be greatful if you could post back to this discussion!

katie xxx

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  • Hey

    I've been on Xolair for 4 months now, I haven't had any kind of allergic reaction. Here for 1st injection I had to stay for two hours afterwards, but since then that has decreased.

    Hope it works for you.

    Em x

  • Hi Katie i been on xolair for 3 months and had no reaction when i had them as Em said you have to wait afterwards but so far i had none

  • Aww thanks for your feed back girls! really appreciate it!

    Im so nervous about it, got my first treatment on the 11th! Im excited in a way 2 tho as mite change my life but then again it mite not!:(! just have to wait and see!

    Thanks again

    Katie xx

  • Hi Katie

    Good luck for the 11th Dec hope it goes ok.

    be aware that it does not work straight away it may take some weeks . i am hoping that it has just started working for me at the end ogf my 16week trail end of dec so in new year will now what is happening

  • Hi there :)

    I am in my second month of Xolair treatment, and whilst at the hospital, I see a few other people who are on the treatment as well. I have discussed reactions with the specialist and my Dr, and they don't know of anybody who has had a reaction!!! As mentioned, they make you wait after your first set of injections, I had to wait 4 hours before being let home and then in my second dose they made me wait for an hour, but I was fine!! Good luck to you, all the best!!!

    x

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