Today I saw my specialist for the first time since being referred by my consultant and I can safely say that the appointment was a success! The specialist was lovely, really understanding and there was no hesitation in her recommending that she make a case for me to start Xolair! Despite me constantly having to justify my lack of wheeze, she said there’s no questioning that my asthma symptoms are an allergic response.
She did explain that she has to further justify my need and that I’ll have to do some breathing tests which I should receive an appointment for in a few weeks (hopefully). I am slightly dubious though as previous tests of such have come back fine (and even in the depths of a flare, my peak flow tends to hover around 70%). She wants me to do them whilst in a flare but I’ve just gotten over a (really) bad one, so knowing my luck they’ll come back inconclusive again.
Has anyone gotten close to having biological treatment and then denied it? I’m scared to get excited just yet.