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dramamama
06-25-2007, 07:19 PM
So, I have terrible allergies and have taken shots on and off for several years.

Unfortunately, because I travel so much, I always end up missing my weekly shots which always leads to me falling off the wagon (of taking shots, that is).

So, today, I called my allergists office to schedule testing again (now I am allergic to my POOCHES <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-sad.gif" border="0"> ) Anyway, I said I knew I would end up missing again because I am going to be in Florida for 2 months this summer.

She said no worries because the have switched to the DROPS UNDER THE TONGUE. I give myself a daily dose under the tongue and slowly build up the immunities.

HOLY COW...DID YOU GUYS KNOW ABOUT THIS?????

NO more allergy shots, just daily tongue drops!!!! She said new studies show they are more effective because the patient is keeping serum level more constant than a once a week shot!!!! WHAT????? I AM SO HAPPY I CAN SCREAM!!!!

Apparently, many of the top research centers are switching to this method....I go to UT SOUTHWESTERN in DALLAS.....to the immunology research dept. Also, recent studies show that they are more effective and are much faster in terms of results.

Does anyone else have this???? Amy, do you do this????

dramamama
06-25-2007, 07:19 PM
So, I have terrible allergies and have taken shots on and off for several years.

Unfortunately, because I travel so much, I always end up missing my weekly shots which always leads to me falling off the wagon (of taking shots, that is).

So, today, I called my allergists office to schedule testing again (now I am allergic to my POOCHES <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-sad.gif" border="0"> ) Anyway, I said I knew I would end up missing again because I am going to be in Florida for 2 months this summer.

She said no worries because the have switched to the DROPS UNDER THE TONGUE. I give myself a daily dose under the tongue and slowly build up the immunities.

HOLY COW...DID YOU GUYS KNOW ABOUT THIS?????

NO more allergy shots, just daily tongue drops!!!! She said new studies show they are more effective because the patient is keeping serum level more constant than a once a week shot!!!! WHAT????? I AM SO HAPPY I CAN SCREAM!!!!

Apparently, many of the top research centers are switching to this method....I go to UT SOUTHWESTERN in DALLAS.....to the immunology research dept. Also, recent studies show that they are more effective and are much faster in terms of results.

Does anyone else have this???? Amy, do you do this????

dramamama
06-25-2007, 07:19 PM
So, I have terrible allergies and have taken shots on and off for several years.

Unfortunately, because I travel so much, I always end up missing my weekly shots which always leads to me falling off the wagon (of taking shots, that is).

So, today, I called my allergists office to schedule testing again (now I am allergic to my POOCHES <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-sad.gif" border="0"> ) Anyway, I said I knew I would end up missing again because I am going to be in Florida for 2 months this summer.

She said no worries because the have switched to the DROPS UNDER THE TONGUE. I give myself a daily dose under the tongue and slowly build up the immunities.

HOLY COW...DID YOU GUYS KNOW ABOUT THIS?????

NO more allergy shots, just daily tongue drops!!!! She said new studies show they are more effective because the patient is keeping serum level more constant than a once a week shot!!!! WHAT????? I AM SO HAPPY I CAN SCREAM!!!!

Apparently, many of the top research centers are switching to this method....I go to UT SOUTHWESTERN in DALLAS.....to the immunology research dept. Also, recent studies show that they are more effective and are much faster in terms of results.

Does anyone else have this???? Amy, do you do this????

dramamama
06-25-2007, 07:19 PM
So, I have terrible allergies and have taken shots on and off for several years.

Unfortunately, because I travel so much, I always end up missing my weekly shots which always leads to me falling off the wagon (of taking shots, that is).

So, today, I called my allergists office to schedule testing again (now I am allergic to my POOCHES <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-sad.gif" border="0"> ) Anyway, I said I knew I would end up missing again because I am going to be in Florida for 2 months this summer.

She said no worries because the have switched to the DROPS UNDER THE TONGUE. I give myself a daily dose under the tongue and slowly build up the immunities.

HOLY COW...DID YOU GUYS KNOW ABOUT THIS?????

NO more allergy shots, just daily tongue drops!!!! She said new studies show they are more effective because the patient is keeping serum level more constant than a once a week shot!!!! WHAT????? I AM SO HAPPY I CAN SCREAM!!!!

Apparently, many of the top research centers are switching to this method....I go to UT SOUTHWESTERN in DALLAS.....to the immunology research dept. Also, recent studies show that they are more effective and are much faster in terms of results.

Does anyone else have this???? Amy, do you do this????

dramamama
06-25-2007, 07:19 PM
So, I have terrible allergies and have taken shots on and off for several years.

Unfortunately, because I travel so much, I always end up missing my weekly shots which always leads to me falling off the wagon (of taking shots, that is).

So, today, I called my allergists office to schedule testing again (now I am allergic to my POOCHES <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-sad.gif" border="0"> ) Anyway, I said I knew I would end up missing again because I am going to be in Florida for 2 months this summer.

She said no worries because the have switched to the DROPS UNDER THE TONGUE. I give myself a daily dose under the tongue and slowly build up the immunities.

HOLY COW...DID YOU GUYS KNOW ABOUT THIS?????

NO more allergy shots, just daily tongue drops!!!! She said new studies show they are more effective because the patient is keeping serum level more constant than a once a week shot!!!! WHAT????? I AM SO HAPPY I CAN SCREAM!!!!

Apparently, many of the top research centers are switching to this method....I go to UT SOUTHWESTERN in DALLAS.....to the immunology research dept. Also, recent studies show that they are more effective and are much faster in terms of results.

Does anyone else have this???? Amy, do you do this????

dramamama
06-25-2007, 07:19 PM
So, I have terrible allergies and have taken shots on and off for several years.

Unfortunately, because I travel so much, I always end up missing my weekly shots which always leads to me falling off the wagon (of taking shots, that is).

So, today, I called my allergists office to schedule testing again (now I am allergic to my POOCHES <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-sad.gif" border="0"> ) Anyway, I said I knew I would end up missing again because I am going to be in Florida for 2 months this summer.

She said no worries because the have switched to the DROPS UNDER THE TONGUE. I give myself a daily dose under the tongue and slowly build up the immunities.

HOLY COW...DID YOU GUYS KNOW ABOUT THIS?????

NO more allergy shots, just daily tongue drops!!!! She said new studies show they are more effective because the patient is keeping serum level more constant than a once a week shot!!!! WHAT????? I AM SO HAPPY I CAN SCREAM!!!!

Apparently, many of the top research centers are switching to this method....I go to UT SOUTHWESTERN in DALLAS.....to the immunology research dept. Also, recent studies show that they are more effective and are much faster in terms of results.

Does anyone else have this???? Amy, do you do this????

NoExcuses
06-25-2007, 07:28 PM
I don't do this.

My physician used to be the head of the American College of Allergy Asthma and Immunology. People like Rush Limbaugh (not a political issue... just an example of a man with tons of money who can see whoever he wants at whatever price) fly from Florida to LA just to see her because she is so good (she's an ENT and Allergist).

So I trust her that if there were equivalent replacements for the shots, she would be doing it.

Let me know if you see the studies demonstrating that the pills are as effective as shots. I would love to see them (and you should see them too).

Congrats on being pro-actiev though about your allergies. Only good things will come of that! <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0"> <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0"> <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0">

NoExcuses
06-25-2007, 07:28 PM
I don't do this.

My physician used to be the head of the American College of Allergy Asthma and Immunology. People like Rush Limbaugh (not a political issue... just an example of a man with tons of money who can see whoever he wants at whatever price) fly from Florida to LA just to see her because she is so good (she's an ENT and Allergist).

So I trust her that if there were equivalent replacements for the shots, she would be doing it.

Let me know if you see the studies demonstrating that the pills are as effective as shots. I would love to see them (and you should see them too).

Congrats on being pro-actiev though about your allergies. Only good things will come of that! <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0"> <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0"> <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0">

NoExcuses
06-25-2007, 07:28 PM
I don't do this.

My physician used to be the head of the American College of Allergy Asthma and Immunology. People like Rush Limbaugh (not a political issue... just an example of a man with tons of money who can see whoever he wants at whatever price) fly from Florida to LA just to see her because she is so good (she's an ENT and Allergist).

So I trust her that if there were equivalent replacements for the shots, she would be doing it.

Let me know if you see the studies demonstrating that the pills are as effective as shots. I would love to see them (and you should see them too).

Congrats on being pro-actiev though about your allergies. Only good things will come of that! <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0"> <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0"> <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0">

NoExcuses
06-25-2007, 07:28 PM
I don't do this.

My physician used to be the head of the American College of Allergy Asthma and Immunology. People like Rush Limbaugh (not a political issue... just an example of a man with tons of money who can see whoever he wants at whatever price) fly from Florida to LA just to see her because she is so good (she's an ENT and Allergist).

So I trust her that if there were equivalent replacements for the shots, she would be doing it.

Let me know if you see the studies demonstrating that the pills are as effective as shots. I would love to see them (and you should see them too).

Congrats on being pro-actiev though about your allergies. Only good things will come of that! <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0"> <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0"> <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0">

NoExcuses
06-25-2007, 07:28 PM
I don't do this.

My physician used to be the head of the American College of Allergy Asthma and Immunology. People like Rush Limbaugh (not a political issue... just an example of a man with tons of money who can see whoever he wants at whatever price) fly from Florida to LA just to see her because she is so good (she's an ENT and Allergist).

So I trust her that if there were equivalent replacements for the shots, she would be doing it.

Let me know if you see the studies demonstrating that the pills are as effective as shots. I would love to see them (and you should see them too).

Congrats on being pro-actiev though about your allergies. Only good things will come of that! <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0"> <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0"> <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0">

NoExcuses
06-25-2007, 07:28 PM
I don't do this.

My physician used to be the head of the American College of Allergy Asthma and Immunology. People like Rush Limbaugh (not a political issue... just an example of a man with tons of money who can see whoever he wants at whatever price) fly from Florida to LA just to see her because she is so good (she's an ENT and Allergist).

So I trust her that if there were equivalent replacements for the shots, she would be doing it.

Let me know if you see the studies demonstrating that the pills are as effective as shots. I would love to see them (and you should see them too).

Congrats on being pro-actiev though about your allergies. Only good things will come of that! <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0"> <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0"> <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0">

dramamama
06-25-2007, 07:43 PM
I will call about them sending me the studies right now. Thank you.

And they are not pills they are drops under the tongue....think mucolyxir <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0">

Anyway, my doc is famous ENT as well...Bradley Marple. People fly from all over the world to see him.. They say if he can't fix it, no one can. Don't mean to act like pissing contest over doctors, just to make the point that he is an expert in his field...can't imagine that he would risk his reputation over something like this. Of course, he is always ahead in some areas....maybe this is one? or maybe not.

Apparently, they have been doing the drops in Europe for years because they are more effective than the shots.

Crap, I hope he knows what he is doing.....

Thanks amy!!

dramamama
06-25-2007, 07:43 PM
I will call about them sending me the studies right now. Thank you.

And they are not pills they are drops under the tongue....think mucolyxir <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0">

Anyway, my doc is famous ENT as well...Bradley Marple. People fly from all over the world to see him.. They say if he can't fix it, no one can. Don't mean to act like pissing contest over doctors, just to make the point that he is an expert in his field...can't imagine that he would risk his reputation over something like this. Of course, he is always ahead in some areas....maybe this is one? or maybe not.

Apparently, they have been doing the drops in Europe for years because they are more effective than the shots.

Crap, I hope he knows what he is doing.....

Thanks amy!!

dramamama
06-25-2007, 07:43 PM
I will call about them sending me the studies right now. Thank you.

And they are not pills they are drops under the tongue....think mucolyxir <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0">

Anyway, my doc is famous ENT as well...Bradley Marple. People fly from all over the world to see him.. They say if he can't fix it, no one can. Don't mean to act like pissing contest over doctors, just to make the point that he is an expert in his field...can't imagine that he would risk his reputation over something like this. Of course, he is always ahead in some areas....maybe this is one? or maybe not.

Apparently, they have been doing the drops in Europe for years because they are more effective than the shots.

Crap, I hope he knows what he is doing.....

Thanks amy!!

dramamama
06-25-2007, 07:43 PM
I will call about them sending me the studies right now. Thank you.

And they are not pills they are drops under the tongue....think mucolyxir <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0">

Anyway, my doc is famous ENT as well...Bradley Marple. People fly from all over the world to see him.. They say if he can't fix it, no one can. Don't mean to act like pissing contest over doctors, just to make the point that he is an expert in his field...can't imagine that he would risk his reputation over something like this. Of course, he is always ahead in some areas....maybe this is one? or maybe not.

Apparently, they have been doing the drops in Europe for years because they are more effective than the shots.

Crap, I hope he knows what he is doing.....

Thanks amy!!

dramamama
06-25-2007, 07:43 PM
I will call about them sending me the studies right now. Thank you.

And they are not pills they are drops under the tongue....think mucolyxir <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0">

Anyway, my doc is famous ENT as well...Bradley Marple. People fly from all over the world to see him.. They say if he can't fix it, no one can. Don't mean to act like pissing contest over doctors, just to make the point that he is an expert in his field...can't imagine that he would risk his reputation over something like this. Of course, he is always ahead in some areas....maybe this is one? or maybe not.

Apparently, they have been doing the drops in Europe for years because they are more effective than the shots.

Crap, I hope he knows what he is doing.....

Thanks amy!!

dramamama
06-25-2007, 07:43 PM
I will call about them sending me the studies right now. Thank you.

And they are not pills they are drops under the tongue....think mucolyxir <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0">

Anyway, my doc is famous ENT as well...Bradley Marple. People fly from all over the world to see him.. They say if he can't fix it, no one can. Don't mean to act like pissing contest over doctors, just to make the point that he is an expert in his field...can't imagine that he would risk his reputation over something like this. Of course, he is always ahead in some areas....maybe this is one? or maybe not.

Apparently, they have been doing the drops in Europe for years because they are more effective than the shots.

Crap, I hope he knows what he is doing.....

Thanks amy!!

NoExcuses
06-25-2007, 07:45 PM
Well I would be overjoyed if I was wrong.... trust me. I hate my shots as well!

I'm so glad to hear that you're going to a great doc. That's wonderful.

Keep me posted on what you find out. <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0"> <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0"> <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0">

NoExcuses
06-25-2007, 07:45 PM
Well I would be overjoyed if I was wrong.... trust me. I hate my shots as well!

I'm so glad to hear that you're going to a great doc. That's wonderful.

Keep me posted on what you find out. <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0"> <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0"> <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0">

NoExcuses
06-25-2007, 07:45 PM
Well I would be overjoyed if I was wrong.... trust me. I hate my shots as well!

I'm so glad to hear that you're going to a great doc. That's wonderful.

Keep me posted on what you find out. <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0"> <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0"> <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0">

NoExcuses
06-25-2007, 07:45 PM
Well I would be overjoyed if I was wrong.... trust me. I hate my shots as well!

I'm so glad to hear that you're going to a great doc. That's wonderful.

Keep me posted on what you find out. <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0"> <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0"> <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0">

NoExcuses
06-25-2007, 07:45 PM
Well I would be overjoyed if I was wrong.... trust me. I hate my shots as well!

I'm so glad to hear that you're going to a great doc. That's wonderful.

Keep me posted on what you find out. <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0"> <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0"> <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0">

NoExcuses
06-25-2007, 07:45 PM
Well I would be overjoyed if I was wrong.... trust me. I hate my shots as well!

I'm so glad to hear that you're going to a great doc. That's wonderful.

Keep me posted on what you find out. <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0"> <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0"> <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0">

dramamama
06-25-2007, 08:23 PM
Hey Amy-
They haven't called me back yet, but you can look up sublingual immunotherapy in pub-med and there are literally hundreds of studies on it....

Looks like WHO recommends its use to treat allergy....
I just read an article that suggested it is not widley used here because it is considered off-label and the FDA hasn't approved it. So, insurance won't pay for it.

What do you think??

dramamama
06-25-2007, 08:23 PM
Hey Amy-
They haven't called me back yet, but you can look up sublingual immunotherapy in pub-med and there are literally hundreds of studies on it....

Looks like WHO recommends its use to treat allergy....
I just read an article that suggested it is not widley used here because it is considered off-label and the FDA hasn't approved it. So, insurance won't pay for it.

What do you think??

dramamama
06-25-2007, 08:23 PM
Hey Amy-
They haven't called me back yet, but you can look up sublingual immunotherapy in pub-med and there are literally hundreds of studies on it....

Looks like WHO recommends its use to treat allergy....
I just read an article that suggested it is not widley used here because it is considered off-label and the FDA hasn't approved it. So, insurance won't pay for it.

What do you think??

dramamama
06-25-2007, 08:23 PM
Hey Amy-
They haven't called me back yet, but you can look up sublingual immunotherapy in pub-med and there are literally hundreds of studies on it....

Looks like WHO recommends its use to treat allergy....
I just read an article that suggested it is not widley used here because it is considered off-label and the FDA hasn't approved it. So, insurance won't pay for it.

What do you think??

dramamama
06-25-2007, 08:23 PM
Hey Amy-
They haven't called me back yet, but you can look up sublingual immunotherapy in pub-med and there are literally hundreds of studies on it....

Looks like WHO recommends its use to treat allergy....
I just read an article that suggested it is not widley used here because it is considered off-label and the FDA hasn't approved it. So, insurance won't pay for it.

What do you think??

dramamama
06-25-2007, 08:23 PM
Hey Amy-
They haven't called me back yet, but you can look up sublingual immunotherapy in pub-med and there are literally hundreds of studies on it....

Looks like WHO recommends its use to treat allergy....
I just read an article that suggested it is not widley used here because it is considered off-label and the FDA hasn't approved it. So, insurance won't pay for it.

What do you think??

NoExcuses
06-25-2007, 08:27 PM
Well, I don't necessarily shy away from off-label. If the science is there, the science is there.

But I'm not loaded (I'm actually applying for grad loans right now as we speak) so paying cash is out of the question for me. Maybe after i graudate <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-tongue.gif" border="0">

Let me look into it more. I wonder why the FDA hasn't approved it (just out of curiosity)

NoExcuses
06-25-2007, 08:27 PM
Well, I don't necessarily shy away from off-label. If the science is there, the science is there.

But I'm not loaded (I'm actually applying for grad loans right now as we speak) so paying cash is out of the question for me. Maybe after i graudate <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-tongue.gif" border="0">

Let me look into it more. I wonder why the FDA hasn't approved it (just out of curiosity)

NoExcuses
06-25-2007, 08:27 PM
Well, I don't necessarily shy away from off-label. If the science is there, the science is there.

But I'm not loaded (I'm actually applying for grad loans right now as we speak) so paying cash is out of the question for me. Maybe after i graudate <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-tongue.gif" border="0">

Let me look into it more. I wonder why the FDA hasn't approved it (just out of curiosity)

NoExcuses
06-25-2007, 08:27 PM
Well, I don't necessarily shy away from off-label. If the science is there, the science is there.

But I'm not loaded (I'm actually applying for grad loans right now as we speak) so paying cash is out of the question for me. Maybe after i graudate <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-tongue.gif" border="0">

Let me look into it more. I wonder why the FDA hasn't approved it (just out of curiosity)

NoExcuses
06-25-2007, 08:27 PM
Well, I don't necessarily shy away from off-label. If the science is there, the science is there.

But I'm not loaded (I'm actually applying for grad loans right now as we speak) so paying cash is out of the question for me. Maybe after i graudate <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-tongue.gif" border="0">

Let me look into it more. I wonder why the FDA hasn't approved it (just out of curiosity)

NoExcuses
06-25-2007, 08:27 PM
Well, I don't necessarily shy away from off-label. If the science is there, the science is there.

But I'm not loaded (I'm actually applying for grad loans right now as we speak) so paying cash is out of the question for me. Maybe after i graudate <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-tongue.gif" border="0">

Let me look into it more. I wonder why the FDA hasn't approved it (just out of curiosity)

AnD
06-25-2007, 08:33 PM
My allergist said that they were working on getting it approved (mine's not world famous- sorry! lol <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif" border="0"> ) here, that they were using it in Europe, and that there were only a few on track to be approved, but hopefully will be more (this was last fall). I was really excited too! Until she told me she doesn't know how helpful they will be for my allergies yet...feathers, mold, and goldenrod (apparently, shots for these aren't as effective as for things like animal allergies, etc. <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-sad.gif" border="0"> . I'm waiting to see...

I'm so glad you got them! <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0"> I'd be really interested to see how they work for you!

AnD
06-25-2007, 08:33 PM
My allergist said that they were working on getting it approved (mine's not world famous- sorry! lol <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif" border="0"> ) here, that they were using it in Europe, and that there were only a few on track to be approved, but hopefully will be more (this was last fall). I was really excited too! Until she told me she doesn't know how helpful they will be for my allergies yet...feathers, mold, and goldenrod (apparently, shots for these aren't as effective as for things like animal allergies, etc. <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-sad.gif" border="0"> . I'm waiting to see...

I'm so glad you got them! <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0"> I'd be really interested to see how they work for you!

AnD
06-25-2007, 08:33 PM
My allergist said that they were working on getting it approved (mine's not world famous- sorry! lol <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif" border="0"> ) here, that they were using it in Europe, and that there were only a few on track to be approved, but hopefully will be more (this was last fall). I was really excited too! Until she told me she doesn't know how helpful they will be for my allergies yet...feathers, mold, and goldenrod (apparently, shots for these aren't as effective as for things like animal allergies, etc. <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-sad.gif" border="0"> . I'm waiting to see...

I'm so glad you got them! <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0"> I'd be really interested to see how they work for you!

AnD
06-25-2007, 08:33 PM
My allergist said that they were working on getting it approved (mine's not world famous- sorry! lol <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif" border="0"> ) here, that they were using it in Europe, and that there were only a few on track to be approved, but hopefully will be more (this was last fall). I was really excited too! Until she told me she doesn't know how helpful they will be for my allergies yet...feathers, mold, and goldenrod (apparently, shots for these aren't as effective as for things like animal allergies, etc. <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-sad.gif" border="0"> . I'm waiting to see...

I'm so glad you got them! <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0"> I'd be really interested to see how they work for you!

AnD
06-25-2007, 08:33 PM
My allergist said that they were working on getting it approved (mine's not world famous- sorry! lol <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif" border="0"> ) here, that they were using it in Europe, and that there were only a few on track to be approved, but hopefully will be more (this was last fall). I was really excited too! Until she told me she doesn't know how helpful they will be for my allergies yet...feathers, mold, and goldenrod (apparently, shots for these aren't as effective as for things like animal allergies, etc. <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-sad.gif" border="0"> . I'm waiting to see...

I'm so glad you got them! <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0"> I'd be really interested to see how they work for you!

AnD
06-25-2007, 08:33 PM
My allergist said that they were working on getting it approved (mine's not world famous- sorry! lol <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif" border="0"> ) here, that they were using it in Europe, and that there were only a few on track to be approved, but hopefully will be more (this was last fall). I was really excited too! Until she told me she doesn't know how helpful they will be for my allergies yet...feathers, mold, and goldenrod (apparently, shots for these aren't as effective as for things like animal allergies, etc. <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-sad.gif" border="0"> . I'm waiting to see...

I'm so glad you got them! <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0"> I'd be really interested to see how they work for you!

dramamama
06-25-2007, 08:47 PM
what is goldenrod AnD?

dramamama
06-25-2007, 08:47 PM
what is goldenrod AnD?

dramamama
06-25-2007, 08:47 PM
what is goldenrod AnD?

dramamama
06-25-2007, 08:47 PM
what is goldenrod AnD?

dramamama
06-25-2007, 08:47 PM
what is goldenrod AnD?

dramamama
06-25-2007, 08:47 PM
what is goldenrod AnD?

Chaggie
06-25-2007, 08:58 PM
<a target=_blank class=ftalternatingbarlinklarge href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goldenrod">goldenrod.</a>

Chaggie
06-25-2007, 08:58 PM
<a target=_blank class=ftalternatingbarlinklarge href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goldenrod">goldenrod.</a>

Chaggie
06-25-2007, 08:58 PM
<a target=_blank class=ftalternatingbarlinklarge href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goldenrod">goldenrod.</a>

Chaggie
06-25-2007, 08:58 PM
<a target=_blank class=ftalternatingbarlinklarge href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goldenrod">goldenrod.</a>

Chaggie
06-25-2007, 08:58 PM
<a target=_blank class=ftalternatingbarlinklarge href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goldenrod">goldenrod.</a>

Chaggie
06-25-2007, 08:58 PM
<a target=_blank class=ftalternatingbarlinklarge href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goldenrod">goldenrod.</a>

AnD
06-25-2007, 09:07 PM
Thanks Chris <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif" border="0"> . That's it. My allergist was expecting Ragweed to come up (because of when my symptoms were) and I had always thought I was allergic to Ragweed, but, nope- Goldenrod. Of course, I would live in a state whose flower used to be the Goldenrod, and live 2 streets down from a neighborhood street called "Goldenrod" (and all the other streets around it are named after families) lol <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif" border="0"> .

AnD
06-25-2007, 09:07 PM
Thanks Chris <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif" border="0"> . That's it. My allergist was expecting Ragweed to come up (because of when my symptoms were) and I had always thought I was allergic to Ragweed, but, nope- Goldenrod. Of course, I would live in a state whose flower used to be the Goldenrod, and live 2 streets down from a neighborhood street called "Goldenrod" (and all the other streets around it are named after families) lol <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif" border="0"> .

AnD
06-25-2007, 09:07 PM
Thanks Chris <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif" border="0"> . That's it. My allergist was expecting Ragweed to come up (because of when my symptoms were) and I had always thought I was allergic to Ragweed, but, nope- Goldenrod. Of course, I would live in a state whose flower used to be the Goldenrod, and live 2 streets down from a neighborhood street called "Goldenrod" (and all the other streets around it are named after families) lol <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif" border="0"> .

AnD
06-25-2007, 09:07 PM
Thanks Chris <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif" border="0"> . That's it. My allergist was expecting Ragweed to come up (because of when my symptoms were) and I had always thought I was allergic to Ragweed, but, nope- Goldenrod. Of course, I would live in a state whose flower used to be the Goldenrod, and live 2 streets down from a neighborhood street called "Goldenrod" (and all the other streets around it are named after families) lol <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif" border="0"> .

AnD
06-25-2007, 09:07 PM
Thanks Chris <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif" border="0"> . That's it. My allergist was expecting Ragweed to come up (because of when my symptoms were) and I had always thought I was allergic to Ragweed, but, nope- Goldenrod. Of course, I would live in a state whose flower used to be the Goldenrod, and live 2 streets down from a neighborhood street called "Goldenrod" (and all the other streets around it are named after families) lol <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif" border="0"> .

AnD
06-25-2007, 09:07 PM
Thanks Chris <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif" border="0"> . That's it. My allergist was expecting Ragweed to come up (because of when my symptoms were) and I had always thought I was allergic to Ragweed, but, nope- Goldenrod. Of course, I would live in a state whose flower used to be the Goldenrod, and live 2 streets down from a neighborhood street called "Goldenrod" (and all the other streets around it are named after families) lol <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif" border="0"> .

janddburke
06-25-2007, 10:03 PM
my CFer doesn't have allergies, but her little sister does.
quite severe in fact and they trigger her asthma.

we've been doing the sublingual immunotherapy for about 8 months now and I really believe I can tell the difference. she isn't on nearly as much medication as she was this time last year.

6 drops under her tongue every day instead of weekly shots.

BUT not covered by insurance. cost out of pocket is 100 dollars a month. all doctor visits included.

quite frankly with all I need to do for my CFer. it was an easy decision to make

janddburke
06-25-2007, 10:03 PM
my CFer doesn't have allergies, but her little sister does.
quite severe in fact and they trigger her asthma.

we've been doing the sublingual immunotherapy for about 8 months now and I really believe I can tell the difference. she isn't on nearly as much medication as she was this time last year.

6 drops under her tongue every day instead of weekly shots.

BUT not covered by insurance. cost out of pocket is 100 dollars a month. all doctor visits included.

quite frankly with all I need to do for my CFer. it was an easy decision to make

janddburke
06-25-2007, 10:03 PM
my CFer doesn't have allergies, but her little sister does.
quite severe in fact and they trigger her asthma.

we've been doing the sublingual immunotherapy for about 8 months now and I really believe I can tell the difference. she isn't on nearly as much medication as she was this time last year.

6 drops under her tongue every day instead of weekly shots.

BUT not covered by insurance. cost out of pocket is 100 dollars a month. all doctor visits included.

quite frankly with all I need to do for my CFer. it was an easy decision to make

janddburke
06-25-2007, 10:03 PM
my CFer doesn't have allergies, but her little sister does.
quite severe in fact and they trigger her asthma.

we've been doing the sublingual immunotherapy for about 8 months now and I really believe I can tell the difference. she isn't on nearly as much medication as she was this time last year.

6 drops under her tongue every day instead of weekly shots.

BUT not covered by insurance. cost out of pocket is 100 dollars a month. all doctor visits included.

quite frankly with all I need to do for my CFer. it was an easy decision to make

janddburke
06-25-2007, 10:03 PM
my CFer doesn't have allergies, but her little sister does.
quite severe in fact and they trigger her asthma.

we've been doing the sublingual immunotherapy for about 8 months now and I really believe I can tell the difference. she isn't on nearly as much medication as she was this time last year.

6 drops under her tongue every day instead of weekly shots.

BUT not covered by insurance. cost out of pocket is 100 dollars a month. all doctor visits included.

quite frankly with all I need to do for my CFer. it was an easy decision to make

janddburke
06-25-2007, 10:03 PM
my CFer doesn't have allergies, but her little sister does.
quite severe in fact and they trigger her asthma.

we've been doing the sublingual immunotherapy for about 8 months now and I really believe I can tell the difference. she isn't on nearly as much medication as she was this time last year.

6 drops under her tongue every day instead of weekly shots.

BUT not covered by insurance. cost out of pocket is 100 dollars a month. all doctor visits included.

quite frankly with all I need to do for my CFer. it was an easy decision to make

dramamama
06-26-2007, 02:01 AM
Jan--- (hope that is your name)
Thank you for posting this info on your daughter...and the info about the cost.

I would be paying 10 copay for each shot which adds up to $520 a year... Clearly, it will cost more, but I feel like the compliance for me will be worth it...as I was never compliant with the shots.

I am hopeful that it will work and am encouraged from some of the studies I have read. I will know more when I talk to my doc on Wed.

Who knows?? If it is almost as effective, I think I will benefit <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0">

dramamama
06-26-2007, 02:01 AM
Jan--- (hope that is your name)
Thank you for posting this info on your daughter...and the info about the cost.

I would be paying 10 copay for each shot which adds up to $520 a year... Clearly, it will cost more, but I feel like the compliance for me will be worth it...as I was never compliant with the shots.

I am hopeful that it will work and am encouraged from some of the studies I have read. I will know more when I talk to my doc on Wed.

Who knows?? If it is almost as effective, I think I will benefit <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0">

dramamama
06-26-2007, 02:01 AM
Jan--- (hope that is your name)
Thank you for posting this info on your daughter...and the info about the cost.

I would be paying 10 copay for each shot which adds up to $520 a year... Clearly, it will cost more, but I feel like the compliance for me will be worth it...as I was never compliant with the shots.

I am hopeful that it will work and am encouraged from some of the studies I have read. I will know more when I talk to my doc on Wed.

Who knows?? If it is almost as effective, I think I will benefit <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0">

dramamama
06-26-2007, 02:01 AM
Jan--- (hope that is your name)
Thank you for posting this info on your daughter...and the info about the cost.

I would be paying 10 copay for each shot which adds up to $520 a year... Clearly, it will cost more, but I feel like the compliance for me will be worth it...as I was never compliant with the shots.

I am hopeful that it will work and am encouraged from some of the studies I have read. I will know more when I talk to my doc on Wed.

Who knows?? If it is almost as effective, I think I will benefit <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0">

dramamama
06-26-2007, 02:01 AM
Jan--- (hope that is your name)
Thank you for posting this info on your daughter...and the info about the cost.

I would be paying 10 copay for each shot which adds up to $520 a year... Clearly, it will cost more, but I feel like the compliance for me will be worth it...as I was never compliant with the shots.

I am hopeful that it will work and am encouraged from some of the studies I have read. I will know more when I talk to my doc on Wed.

Who knows?? If it is almost as effective, I think I will benefit <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0">

dramamama
06-26-2007, 02:01 AM
Jan--- (hope that is your name)
Thank you for posting this info on your daughter...and the info about the cost.

I would be paying 10 copay for each shot which adds up to $520 a year... Clearly, it will cost more, but I feel like the compliance for me will be worth it...as I was never compliant with the shots.

I am hopeful that it will work and am encouraged from some of the studies I have read. I will know more when I talk to my doc on Wed.

Who knows?? If it is almost as effective, I think I will benefit <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0">

janddburke
06-26-2007, 11:20 AM
from what I have heard there is the Dr. visit copay, the Rx for the serum they inject and about 1 hour of your time (getting to the Dr. office, waiting, getting the shot and waiting 20-30 minutest to make sure there is no reaction)

so yes, it is more expensive in $$ but overall it needs to be considered.

also, I can set aside Health Care Spending account money and pay for it tax free

janddburke
06-26-2007, 11:20 AM
from what I have heard there is the Dr. visit copay, the Rx for the serum they inject and about 1 hour of your time (getting to the Dr. office, waiting, getting the shot and waiting 20-30 minutest to make sure there is no reaction)

so yes, it is more expensive in $$ but overall it needs to be considered.

also, I can set aside Health Care Spending account money and pay for it tax free

janddburke
06-26-2007, 11:20 AM
from what I have heard there is the Dr. visit copay, the Rx for the serum they inject and about 1 hour of your time (getting to the Dr. office, waiting, getting the shot and waiting 20-30 minutest to make sure there is no reaction)

so yes, it is more expensive in $$ but overall it needs to be considered.

also, I can set aside Health Care Spending account money and pay for it tax free

janddburke
06-26-2007, 11:20 AM
from what I have heard there is the Dr. visit copay, the Rx for the serum they inject and about 1 hour of your time (getting to the Dr. office, waiting, getting the shot and waiting 20-30 minutest to make sure there is no reaction)

so yes, it is more expensive in $$ but overall it needs to be considered.

also, I can set aside Health Care Spending account money and pay for it tax free

janddburke
06-26-2007, 11:20 AM
from what I have heard there is the Dr. visit copay, the Rx for the serum they inject and about 1 hour of your time (getting to the Dr. office, waiting, getting the shot and waiting 20-30 minutest to make sure there is no reaction)

so yes, it is more expensive in $$ but overall it needs to be considered.

also, I can set aside Health Care Spending account money and pay for it tax free

janddburke
06-26-2007, 11:20 AM
from what I have heard there is the Dr. visit copay, the Rx for the serum they inject and about 1 hour of your time (getting to the Dr. office, waiting, getting the shot and waiting 20-30 minutest to make sure there is no reaction)

so yes, it is more expensive in $$ but overall it needs to be considered.

also, I can set aside Health Care Spending account money and pay for it tax free

CaliSally
07-02-2007, 02:08 PM
<div class="FTQUOTE"><begin quote><i>Originally posted by: <b>sakasuka</b></i>

My physician used to be the head of the American College of Allergy Asthma and Immunology. People like Rush Limbaugh (not a political issue... just an example of a man with tons of money who can see whoever he wants at whatever price) fly from Florida to LA just to see her because she is so good (she's an ENT and Allergist).

So I trust her that if there were equivalent replacements for the shots, she would be doing it.q]

Amy: Who are you refering to? I'm curious because I'm starting the process for getting allergy shots etc - I was wondering if I'm seeing the same person as you?

I'm interested in finding out how the drops work - I live 90 miles from my dr and would love it if I didn't have to make that drive weekly for shots!!!

CaliSally
07-02-2007, 02:08 PM
<div class="FTQUOTE"><begin quote><i>Originally posted by: <b>sakasuka</b></i>

My physician used to be the head of the American College of Allergy Asthma and Immunology. People like Rush Limbaugh (not a political issue... just an example of a man with tons of money who can see whoever he wants at whatever price) fly from Florida to LA just to see her because she is so good (she's an ENT and Allergist).

So I trust her that if there were equivalent replacements for the shots, she would be doing it.q]

Amy: Who are you refering to? I'm curious because I'm starting the process for getting allergy shots etc - I was wondering if I'm seeing the same person as you?

I'm interested in finding out how the drops work - I live 90 miles from my dr and would love it if I didn't have to make that drive weekly for shots!!!

CaliSally
07-02-2007, 02:08 PM
<div class="FTQUOTE"><begin quote><i>Originally posted by: <b>sakasuka</b></i>

My physician used to be the head of the American College of Allergy Asthma and Immunology. People like Rush Limbaugh (not a political issue... just an example of a man with tons of money who can see whoever he wants at whatever price) fly from Florida to LA just to see her because she is so good (she's an ENT and Allergist).

So I trust her that if there were equivalent replacements for the shots, she would be doing it.q]

Amy: Who are you refering to? I'm curious because I'm starting the process for getting allergy shots etc - I was wondering if I'm seeing the same person as you?

I'm interested in finding out how the drops work - I live 90 miles from my dr and would love it if I didn't have to make that drive weekly for shots!!!

CaliSally
07-02-2007, 02:08 PM
<div class="FTQUOTE"><begin quote><i>Originally posted by: <b>sakasuka</b></i>

My physician used to be the head of the American College of Allergy Asthma and Immunology. People like Rush Limbaugh (not a political issue... just an example of a man with tons of money who can see whoever he wants at whatever price) fly from Florida to LA just to see her because she is so good (she's an ENT and Allergist).

So I trust her that if there were equivalent replacements for the shots, she would be doing it.q]

Amy: Who are you refering to? I'm curious because I'm starting the process for getting allergy shots etc - I was wondering if I'm seeing the same person as you?

I'm interested in finding out how the drops work - I live 90 miles from my dr and would love it if I didn't have to make that drive weekly for shots!!!

CaliSally
07-02-2007, 02:08 PM
<div class="FTQUOTE"><begin quote><i>Originally posted by: <b>sakasuka</b></i>

My physician used to be the head of the American College of Allergy Asthma and Immunology. People like Rush Limbaugh (not a political issue... just an example of a man with tons of money who can see whoever he wants at whatever price) fly from Florida to LA just to see her because she is so good (she's an ENT and Allergist).

So I trust her that if there were equivalent replacements for the shots, she would be doing it.q]

Amy: Who are you refering to? I'm curious because I'm starting the process for getting allergy shots etc - I was wondering if I'm seeing the same person as you?

I'm interested in finding out how the drops work - I live 90 miles from my dr and would love it if I didn't have to make that drive weekly for shots!!!

CaliSally
07-02-2007, 02:08 PM
<div class="FTQUOTE"><begin quote><i>Originally posted by: <b>sakasuka</b></i>

My physician used to be the head of the American College of Allergy Asthma and Immunology. People like Rush Limbaugh (not a political issue... just an example of a man with tons of money who can see whoever he wants at whatever price) fly from Florida to LA just to see her because she is so good (she's an ENT and Allergist).

So I trust her that if there were equivalent replacements for the shots, she would be doing it.q]

Amy: Who are you refering to? I'm curious because I'm starting the process for getting allergy shots etc - I was wondering if I'm seeing the same person as you?

I'm interested in finding out how the drops work - I live 90 miles from my dr and would love it if I didn't have to make that drive weekly for shots!!!