I had my IgE bloods taken a while ago and my consultant didn't tell me the exact figure at the time except that it showed I was very allergic to House Dust Mites and Pollen I think, he told me the results in a banded system and I was in band 5. My hospital is now trialing Xolair in selected patients and I meet the other criteria such as number of admissions including ITU and inadequate control despite high amounts of various drug therapies. At my appointment last month my consultant said that I could do a 12 week trial of Xolair with injections approximately every week. Yesterday my respiratory nurse was sorting out my Xolair application and she told me my IgE is over 5000 and said I would have to come in overnight to have my Xolair injections. I am a bit concerned as i thought Xolair was only recommended to be used in patients with IgEs between 30-700 approximately? Otherwise it could result in damage to the kidneys? It feels like that my consultant and nurse haven't thought this through but I assume they have.
My questions are:
-How safe is Xolair going to be in an IgE of >5000?
-Is Xolair worth trying at all with an IgE like this?