Hi everyone. After having a VATS biopsy last December, I now know I have IPF. I have done some research on this lung disease on the internet, and everything you read is negative. At this moment in time, none of this negative information bothers me. I am still active, I go to the gym, mainly for cardio/vascular exercise, but I do have to pace myself now so as not to get breathless. I work full time in a brewery on shifts. However the one thing that gets me down more than anything is that damn cough. I have coughed for years, and used to associate the cough with cold, damp weather. But now I cough all year round. Last year I was in Gran Canaria in that beautiful warm climate, yet I was still coughing.
I would love to know if everyone suffering with IPF has the dreadful cough too? Is there anything that can stop the coughing? Or is it something I am just going to have to live with?
This is my first post on this site, and look forward to any advice or information from fellow sufferers.