IgE Blocking

Posted on: Tue, 02/11/2003 - 2:02am
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Hi all - I wasn't sure how often people go check the "Research" board out so I wanted to let you know that I posted an article out there that I found VERY interesting not to mention promising.

The article I posted is rather dated (May 1999) but my allergist says that the results from this (shots for patients) should be available within this calendar year. We could only hope!

Sherlyn

Posted on: Tue, 02/11/2003 - 5:50am
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We heard about this recently and we are very excited about it. Thanks for posting.
Peg541

Posted on: Tue, 02/11/2003 - 10:41pm
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Spudberry,
I reraised some posts in "Research". I am not sure if this is the same thing you are talking about. BTW, My PA son's IgE level was around 850 last time tested. It (IgE level) might explain a few things.
MommaBear

Posted on: Wed, 02/12/2003 - 12:38am
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MommaBear - thank you so much for raising those posts. I had done a search on "IgE Blocking" and nothing had come up - I guess that shows me that I need to search a little harder [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
Thanks!
Sherlyn

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Posted on: Wed, 02/12/2003 - 1:55am
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I recently saw my son's allergist and he mentioned to me that very good research is being done regarding allergy shots for PA. He didn't mention IgE specifically, but he said that something should be available to my son in his lifetime (he's 19 mos). I was so glad to hear this! It would be such a blessing to have a treatment available for PA!
Thanks for the info.
-Fran

Posted on: Wed, 02/12/2003 - 7:58am
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While this research sounds promising, I must admit I'm a bit discouraged because it is really out of our reach financially at $1,000 a month (?) Most likely insurance won't cover it. The article says something like that the shots are needed monthly and if you stop taking the shots the IGE actually gets higher than previous scores before taking them.
Am I missing some hope here? Are you thinking that it will eventually come down in price or be covered by insurance or just glad that they are making progress in this field of study? Looking for some hope here as my son has mulitple food/drug allergies and at the age of 4 yrs. old they seem to be getting worse and growing. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/frown.gif[/img]

Posted on: Wed, 02/12/2003 - 8:18am
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I was just encouraged that they are making progress. Yes the cost stinks, and no we wouldn't be able to afford it at that price either, but - I'm hoping that once the knowledge is there, there will be an affordable answer for us all.

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