- Year of Birth
Exeter, Devon, UK
- Short Bio
I was diagnosed with likely IPF in April 2018, but it may have started many years ago, as I have had a cough for 15 years. My lung function is 96%. I am not generally breathless, but do find difficulty with sustained walking uphill.
My specialist is monitoring me every 6 months and my readings were improved last September. I am not on any medication although I take various anti-oxygent supplements, serrapeptase and Chinese Herbs
I excercise as much as possible; mainly walking 4 miles a day and occasional visits to gym.
While on holiday in New Zealand (Feb 2019) I am trying a 6 session course of full body laser therapy in a laser pod.
- Type of Diagnosis
- Treatment / Medical Facility
6 monthly monitoring/Royal Devon & Exeter NHS Trust, UK
- Current medication regimen
- Supplemental Oxygen
- Best advice for PF symptom management
To continue with my present regime of supplements and excercise.
- Are you currently taking an anti-fibrotic medication?
- How did you find us?
- How long have you or the person that you are caring for had PF?
1 Year since diagnosis, but may be many years longer.