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#1 papilio

Posted 27 December 2012 - 10:53 PM

Has anyone had immunotherapy?  Was it covered under Medicare or PHI?

I'm allergic to dust, cats and dogs as evidenced by a skin prick test years ago.  I also get hay fever at times.  I'm fed up with the symptoms of itchy skin, eyes and runny nose with subsequent blood nose from blowing it too much.  However, I love my cats and dog so can't give them up.

#2 Hutchess

Posted 27 December 2012 - 10:57 PM

Go to a place called allergy pathways. They use kinesiology do totally non invasive. Has cured me and my family of all our allergies.

#3 *cough*

Posted 27 December 2012 - 11:01 PM

I'm 12 months into treatment. Symptoms have improved but it's not 'cured'. It has been VERY expensive. I've been seeing a private guy, $380 per consult, skin test, had three so far - got about half back. Actually drug has been about $200 - nothing back. Then about 4 million visits for injections - they have been covered by Medicare.

#4 i-candi

Posted 28 December 2012 - 08:10 AM

DS is just about to go into monthly visits. He has two shots, one for 4 types of grasses and the other shot is for dustmites.

DS now doesn't have to have antihistamines daily although I have noticed the last two days he has been very sniffy. He has had some hive breakouts.

DS went public at the hospital, took us about 4 months to get in which wasn't so bad at all. He had to have a review so I booked in and couldn't get in until May lol. I've just ordered his next batch of medicine and it costs $320 (so our second batch), this is for two vials. The grasses we got back all from private health, we did reach our limit for pharmacological claims so I only got half back from the dustmites. I'd been claiming his nasonex so that's why we reached the limit. I'm hoping the receipt will show 2013 when I pick up the new lot because the private health limits will roll over.

I think February/March will really tell if the immunotherapy is working for DS, his allergies got so bad that his eyes were swelling shut and he had a terrible run of getting hives and he was plain miserable. We had many calls from school to pick him up.

The shots do cause discomfort. DS arms swell up a the site and he always has bruises.




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