4 Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis Patients Share Their Stories

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Marilyn says her first symptoms of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis were a constant cold and persistent cough. At first the doctor diagnosed depression, but hospital tests and x-rays showed that it was fibrosis. Following her diagnosis, Marilyn’s symptoms worsened quickly and she needed an around-the-clock supply of oxygen. However, oxygen therapy has improved her life and given her back some of her independence.

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2 comments

  1. Connie Hersh says:

    I was diagnosed with Ipf in April of this year. My question is why is the drug. Companies make the cost of esprit so so high most patients can’t afford it so they die earlier!! So sad

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