Pulmonary fibrosis

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What is Pulmonary fibrosis?

Pulmonary fibrosis is a chronic, progressive fibrosing interstitial pneumonia of unknown cause and results in the lungs becoming thick and stiff, or scarred, over time. PF may be caused by medications, exposures, or underlying diseases of the autoimmune system.

Common symptoms reported by people with Pulmonary fibrosis

Common symptoms
How bad it is
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Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, insomnia, fatigue, and pain) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with Pulmonary fibrosis

You’ve tried
Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
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Treatment name(s)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
946
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Treatment name(s)

(Esbriet)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
265
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Treatment name(s)

(GNC N-Acetyl Cysteine)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
106
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(Ofev)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
104
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Treatment name(s)
Type
Physical Therapy
How many have tried
94
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Treatment name(s)

(Deltasone)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
60
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Treatment name(s)

(Imuran)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
42
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Treatment name(s)

(VATS Lung Biopsy)
Type
Procedures
How many have tried
18
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Treatment name(s)

(CellCept)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
12
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Treatment name(s)

(Pred Forte)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
12

Data from patients with Pulmonary fibrosis, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with Pulmonary fibrosis

You’ve tried
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
How many evaluations
Tried for
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Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
for Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (168 evaluations)
Side effects
Dry nose Runny nose (rhinorrhea) 20 more
How many evaluations
173
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Treatment name(s)

(Esbriet)
Perceived effectiveness
for Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (131 evaluations)
Side effects
Decreased appetite Indigestion 36 more
How many evaluations
136
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Treatment name(s)

(GNC N-Acetyl Cysteine)
Perceived effectiveness
for Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (22 evaluations)
Side effects
Hiccups (hiccoughs) when starting to eat/drink Nausea 1 more
How many evaluations
24
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Treatment name(s)

(Ofev)
Perceived effectiveness
for Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (63 evaluations)
Side effects
Diarrhea Decreased appetite 9 more
How many evaluations
63
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Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
for Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (18 evaluations)
Side effects
Shortness of breath with exertion Breathing difficulty 2 more
How many evaluations
21
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Treatment name(s)

(Deltasone)
Perceived effectiveness
for Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (33 evaluations)
Side effects
Weight gain Fluid retention weight gain 40 more
How many evaluations
50
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Treatment name(s)

(Imuran)
Perceived effectiveness
for Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (18 evaluations)
Side effects
Nausea and vomiting Dizziness 9 more
How many evaluations
20
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Treatment name(s)

(VATS Lung Biopsy)
Perceived effectiveness
for Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (4 evaluations)
Side effects
Hospitalization Allergic reaction to patch adhesive 1 more
How many evaluations
5
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Treatment name(s)

(CellCept)
Perceived effectiveness
for Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (3 evaluations)
Side effects
Fatigue Mild Depression 3 more
How many evaluations
9
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Treatment name(s)

(Pred Forte)
Perceived effectiveness
for Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (3 evaluations)
Side effects
Chronic Hyperglycemia Elevated blood pressure 2 more
How many evaluations
5

Data from patients with Pulmonary fibrosis, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has Pulmonary fibrosis on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 7
20s 70
30s 158
40s 390
50s 885
60s 1,789
70+ 2,319

Sex

Distribution of sex

50% Female
50% Male
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 12
20-29 years 17
30-39 years 43
40-49 years 147
50-59 years 319
60-69 years 369
70+ years 205

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 1,616
Not Diagnosed 90

These charts show data from PF patients who have completed their condition history
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