Hi everyone. I am new to the pulmonary forum and have not posted before. I have been diagnosed with Interstitial lung disease (fibrosis) as a result of rheumatoid arthritis. I also have Polymyalgia and osteoporosis. Although not one for going to the gym, before I was diagnosed I was relatively fit. My quality of life since then has plummeted and I now have to really force myself to do the smallest task. I get really breathless when I try to do anything and I suffer from crippling fatigue. I am not in a good place at the moment.
My question is, do you think I would benefit from pulmonary rehab and what effect would it have on my already aching muscles and joints?
Thank you for taking the time to read this.
Hi Oscardoggy, I suffer with breathlessness, I went on an 8 week Pulmonary re hab course and yes I found it did help However when that stopped I couldnt find another class near home to keep up with it I try and do some exercises from home, but I dont think it is the same as being committed to a class Let us know how you get on 😊x
Thank you. Hopefully it will help me and I will let you know how I get on.xx