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Jul 23, 2017 · Pulmonary Fibrosis* in Lung Health

Thanks Colleen. I’m afraid I can’t find rhyme or reason why it was posted where it was! It makes no sense to me at all, as it was a response to Steve, and I can’t see his comment anywhere. You admit “It can be challenging to figure out the order…….” so I would say you need a better system.

Jul 20, 2017 · Pulmonary Fibrosis* in Lung Health

Where are the rest of the comments? I posted a reply to steve some time in the last week,(July 2017) but it has disappeared!

Jul 10, 2017 · Pulmonary Fibrosis* in Lung Health

steve, I wouldn’t expect anything to happen in two months! I took it for about five years. It’s hard to answer your question exactly, but looking back, my breathing is no worse than it was several years ago, which is not what one would expect. I feel a lot better. I guess it all happened gradually.

I do also take other supplements. Black seed oil (please look it up) helps me to feel better overall, without being specific. Lots of vitamins and minerals,and NAC which keeps my cough loose. The serrapeptase was expensive, but the price varied depending on where you bought it. I found iherb to have the best prices.

Gentle exercise is very important also, I have come to realise. I used to think “I can’t exercise, I get too breathless”. But I have learned that being breathless does no harm, even though it is unpleasant.

If you would like to correspond with me further, you can email me: julwood at iprimus dot com dot au (safe way to put your address online). Obviously I can’t/ don’t give medical advice, but I’m happy to share what worked for me.

Oct 6, 2016 · Pulmonary Fibrosis* in Lung Health

Colleen, I would have to dig out the X-rays and get a second opinion.It was not idiopathic fibrosis, it was probably caused by smoking, if that makes any difference.

I saw a different doctor a couple of years ago who sent me for the first chest X-ray since the accident. He told me the PF had not advanced, which means it was there, but had not progressed. So no, I doubt there was an incorrect diagnosis.

Oct 6, 2016 · Pulmonary Fibrosis* in Lung Health

I just found this very old thread, so I hope someone will still read it.

In 2011, an X-ray after a minor car accident showed I had pulmonary fibrosis. The doctor prescribed Serratide but no other medications.
Having read a lot about it, I decided to try serrapeptase – this is an enzyme that dissolves fibrin. I continued to take it, and after a CT scan last week, today my doctor told me I have no sign of lung fibrosis.

I do have emphysema, so I still have problems, but I was amazed that the fibrosis had gone. Sadly, the doctor showed absolutely no interest in how I achieved this, given that it is supposed to be incurable.