Re: idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis
I started having major problems breathing in January after a cold...altho I have used a rescue inhaler for years only maybe 3 times a year...this came out of the blue and really slammed me. Went to my Dr and he put me on Advair after I blew 50's on the Spiromenter..EKG was done..fine..chest x-rays done..fine...he has ordered a ton of blood work to rule out Lupus, Sjornes and Rheumatoid Arthritis...I have very bad implants that need to come out ( one is leaking ) and he is covering all bases in case it is attributed to that..He feels it is not COPD rather a restrictive defect..Will be making an appt with a Pulonologist on Monday...I am scared out my mind..Im concerned its Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis..anyone have any thoughts on this? Appreciate any input...what am I to expect next?
Last edited by Blndepixie; 03-04-2012 at 05:10 PM.
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