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... I.P.F.. Idiotpatic Puliminary Fibrosis. ... (8 replies)
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... I.P.F.. Idiotpatic Puliminary Fibrosis. ... (1 replies)

... law recently passed from Idiopathic Puliminary Fibrosis. He was diagnosed May 2009 and they said he had about 2 years. There is no known cause or cure. ... (3 replies)
... My wife developed idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis in 1994. She was put on a relatively high dose of prednisone. She also took Fosamax for osteoporosis, which tends to accompany the use of prednisone. The source of her ailment is truly idiopathic (unknown); we had no idea what caused it. But it appears to be an auto-immune disease and unchecked it gradually destroys the... (8 replies)
... My husband also has this disease , diagnosed with a lung biospy in 2002. He was on interferon gamma but I am surprised they are putting you on this as it has shown little benefit. The doctors have stopped it for him and all of their other patients as it is so costly.. He was a non smoker also. Many live with little progression. Unfortunately for my husband, his has progressed... (8 replies)
... Interferon is supposed to keep the fibrosis from spreading. I'm sure it's not without its risks but I'm not personally aware of what they are. If you can keep the fibrosis from spreading and getting worse than the life expectancy is longer than usual, for sure. However, it is a terminal illness and can take life quite quickly, in a matter of months, even. The only cure... (8 replies)
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... thanks for your reply. Our Dr. says that I have early stages of this disease. We did a lung bipsosey, and found our results. We are not on oxygen at this time, and we are starting in January a drug called Interferoun-Gamma. Just looking for any input on this drug, someone that has used or is using it. We are a non-smoker,no other medical problems just I.P.F. Im walking... (8 replies)
... you can gets lots of info off the net on this diagnosis,, my hubby has had this disease approx 5 years to date......... the more that you comply with drs the better you will be if you smoke stop because smoking only makes it worse my hubby does not follow drs reccommendations he smokes 4 packs a day does not use the inhalers does not use the oxygen so you see each case... (8 replies)

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