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Hi. Is anyone here also on Xolair? I am, I've been going every 4 wks to get my Xolair shots. It's a miracle drug for me esp with everything I went thru last year.

-daydreaminmama
Hi. Are you still on Xolair, and is it still working for you? I have severe asthma and nothing seems to work. My doctor wants me to get the Xolair shots, but my insurance company is refusing to pay for it. I would be willing to pay for it myself, if it would help me with my asthma.

Thank you.
My husband has been on Xolair for almost 2 years and it also has been a miracle drug for him!

His asthma was barely controlled with a daily high dose of prednisone, along with various inhalers. He also developed a chronic form pneumonia that was only controlled with an increase in his oral prednisone.............he was a mess!!!!

When his doctor recommended xolair we didn't really hold out much hope, BUT, what a wonderful drug.

My husband goes every two weeks and gets a shot in each arm, which is the only drawback to him:) . After about 3 months he was off the prednisone and after 6 months he was completely off his inhalers too.

I would really lobby your insurance company very hard for approval!!! It is a very expensive medication. Along with that, the med needs it to be mixed shortly before you recieve the shots, so a trip to a hospital (my husband) or drs office is required each time.

A hassle......but worth it!! Good luck!
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Hi. Are you still on Xolair, and is it still working for you? I have severe asthma and nothing seems to work. My doctor wants me to get the Xolair shots, but my insurance company is refusing to pay for it. I would be willing to pay for it myself, if it would help me with my asthma.

Thank you.



Hi. Sorry it took several months for me to respond. But, yes I'm still on Xolair. My insurance co also took months before they'd start paying for the meds, since it is $2k/mo. :/
So if you can hold out a bit, then wait until the fight with the insurance co gets settled, like I did altho I was this > < close to just going in and paying myself out of pocket as my Husband said he rather pay and have his wife alive rather than waiting longer for the damn insurance co. Good luck! :)