I suffer from Chronic Urticaria and andiogema. Im sixteen years old and like in the United Kingdom. I have tried every anti-histiame and all steriods and all that have resulted is weight gain and tiredness. My doctor mentioned Xolair and from what I have been reading on the forums is that people within a Amercia have found the results amazing. The one problem with the injection is finding a doctor who whill do it and funding. Amercians seem to claim off insurance but I don't know what I can do here in the United Kingdom? Any thoughts? Also anything else I can try in the wait for my appointment with the doctor? Im my last legs, I have no life at the moment. Please help...
Thank you for your comment. I have tried every anti-histamine. I have 'chronic urticaria' which is to do with the immune system and not anything allergic. That would be great? But what other tablets do you suggest? Yes in the UK I will properly have to ding the £600 and injection myself. Well my parents will, I just hope the national health service will pay for it.. But single I doubt it! Thankyou for your comment you've given me hope :-)
Hi i have just read your comments and i am exactly the same as you . i have been at the end of my tether . i have suffered for years i am 41 . chronic urticuria and andiogeme its a nightmare . i have been told its my immune system too so it could flare at any time . i am on loratadine and benadryl 3 of each a day and doxepin 75mg at night which is an antidepressaant which blocks the histamine supposidly !! however i am still suffering and would love something to help me live a normal life !!! iam off to the docs today again to see if there is anything else available , i hold my breathe tho !!!! nice to know someone else is like me !!! will let you know how i get on xx any luck on the injection x catherine worcerstershire
Did you have any luck at the doctors? They have recently told me at the Bristol Childrens Hospital that I will have to try every drug until I will be elligable for Xolair & even then the NHS might not fund it. Its ridiclous really. In Americia people can get it on there insurance, contemplating whether to go out of the country at the moment. By parents can not afford it but at the moment I have no quality of life at all. Im june back at the hospital on June the 6th so will keep you updated. Is nice to know theres someone out there who knows what I'm going through! xxx
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.