Looking for alternatives for IPF treatment
Hi everyone! I’m new to this site so am looking forward to learning more about my condition and how to treat it without all the nasty drugs out there.
I have had RA for at least 30 years but over the last 4 or 5 years I have had some scarring in my lungs. Apparently it’s because of the schleroderma I have also. I also have Sjögren’s and Raynauds. Anyway, it wasn’t a big problem as far as working or anything until I had a couple knee replacement surgeries over the last couple years. The first knee replacement went fine and a year later, January 28th of this year the second knee was done. That went great until I woke up during the night about 2 months later with my heart racing and short of breath. So the next day I went to the emergency room fearing a blood clot. Well, no blood clot but I had pneumonitis that turned into pneumonia. After many doctor visits close to home and at Mayo I’m a little better but still struggling. I’m not on oxygen because my oxygen levels are ok. My pulmonologist wants me on Ofev. I’m not crazy about that and I’m also on a biologic called Actemra for RA. I’m probably going too long on this but I’m interested in other alternatives to these drugs. I have ordered the Nattokinase and Serrapeptase and should have them next week. I didn’t know about these until I read about them on this site.
Any information on these enzymes or other alternatives would be greatly appreciated.
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