RE: Mitigating risk – Dr. Fauci recently warned that studies show a significant percentage of individuals wearing masks are being infected with COVID-19 through the soft tissue in their unprotected eyes. He advises everyone should wear a face shield or snugly fitting goggles to protect their eyes from coronavirus that is airborne around those […] View
I’m with you, Joe, as well as everyone else: let’s all hope some good comes out of the suffering this pandemic has caused around the globe. I might add some small measure of hope by noting that our pulmonologists are in this pandemic up to their face shields and if anyone is apt to recognize a helpful secret waiting to be discovered they will. I…[Read more]
Hi Rene: For those of us with a heart condition, I forwarded the NEJM article re EGCG to my cardiologist and asked him if the 5% natural caffeine content in Nature’s Wellness Green Tea Extract 500 mg would be a problem and he advised me to try it ans let him know immediately if I have any reactions. I recognize that there are myriad types of heart…[Read more]
Michael: Thanks for mentioning your cardiologist’s concern about the caffeine. I also have a cardiac condition and am in A-Fib most of the time so your comment has prompted me to discuss the EGCG with my cardiologist before I start taking it. The one I’ve ordered is Nature’s Wellness Green Tea Extract 500 mg which has 5% natural caffeine.
Penny – Thank you so much! Your response is very helpful. I’ve ordered a 4 month trial supply of 500 mg capsules and will take one-a-day. Please, let’s continue to exchange information and results. My biggest concern is weight loss. I’m already experiencing a slight, unexplained weight loss probably attributable to the IPF. I’m down from 198 to…[Read more]
This small study (link below) published in the NEJM sparked my interest until I learned that EGCG is recommended for weight loss. One of the IPF symptoms that I’m experiencing happens to be unexplained weight loss. I’d like to add EGCG to my regimen but the weight loss issue concerns me. If you have weight loss and have taken or take EGCG, has the…[Read more]
<span style=”color: #303030; font-family: ‘open sans’; font-size: 13px;”>IPF patients prescribed Symbicort must be especially careful and particularly aware of social distancing if they absolutely must leave the safety of their homes. I read the Symbicort side effects online very carefully and learned the following are listed among “common” sid…[Read more]
In the past two days, three of the minuscule number who have been tested in Maine are positive. One is a staffer in a downtown Portland health clinic which has been closed. Did anyone see Rachel Maddow interview Dr. David Ho on MSNBC last night? He has received a $2.1 million grant to find a way to stop the virus from replicating in the human…[Read more]
Unfortunately, there are two extremes: those who panic and hoard depriving others of protection, and those who do nothing to protect themselves or others because they don’t pay attention to the news. My wife and I keep a small supply of disposable facemasks on hand, but I’ve been unable to find any N95 masks in stores or online. I did find some…[Read more]
My wife and I are now wearing nitril or latex gloves when we go out. We carry our own ballpoint pen but most credit card machines require use of a stylus that has been touched by everyone in the store using a credit card. Public pens and styli are filthy with germs as are the buttons we use to enter a PIN number. And don’t hesitate to say…[Read more]
Michael – Thank you for the information regarding your experience with Esbriet. I’m sorry you’ve had such debilitating side effects. I was diagnosed with IPF in early January 2020. I’ve had symptoms for several years but they could be attributable to heart disease which I’ve had for many years. I’m very concerned about Esbriet’s side effects,…[Read more]
A new study by Iqra Mumal, MSc, published in the American Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology” suggests that statins, widely prescribed to lower cholesterol levels and prevent heart disease, may be an effective treatment for IPF. I was in one of the original Lipitor studies for 5 years back in the 1990s. When it ended, I learned I’d…[Read more]
I’m afraid we’re going to see a lot of ignorance on public display in the coming weeks; even more than we’ve been witnessing over the past three years. I think you should go to the security office the next time you visit that establishment and explain what happened so their chief-of-security can tell his security team members how they should…[Read more]
I’m 81, received my IPF diagnosis less than 3 months ago, and I’m new to these forums. My pulmonologist has recommended Esbriet but I don’t like what I’ve read about it in terms of side effects and because I’m taking several other prescription meds including Xarelto and Plavix so Ofev is off the table. I’m scheduled to see another pulmonologist…[Read more]
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