I was diagnosed on the 8th November 2010 with IPF. My pulmonary specialist immediately put me on Prednisone and Azapress.
Although I am on only 5mg Prednisone, a very low dosage, I have found that I have gained 15kg from diagnosis. I also stopped smoking 3 months before I was diagnosed so in essence that alone is probably the cause of +- 8kg in gain.
The IPF seem to be steady but the weight will probably end up killing me regardless?
Seriously looking for a workable solution to live with IPF and Prednisone or without Prednisone but with IPF? Any takers with some advice?
Regardless, I am thankful that I am still relatively healthy and not complaining.