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I've been reading with great interest your comments on this terrible disease. My dad was diagnosed about 2yrs ago, he is 77 now and he is not on medication for it. He goes to his doctors surgery once every six months for a check up, and doesn't have a regular doctor (as he has to take pot luck who he sees).
He had not been given much information about fibrosing alveolitis, and doesn't have a computer. So i have been looking it up for him and finding this site has been a great help.
He has been very depressed as of late, and it really breaks my heart to hear him tell me that he wants to end his life. I live about 130 miles away from him, so i don't see him very much, although i call him nearly every day.
His doctor put him on anti-depressants which for a while did help him sleep at night. And during his most recent appointment he told the doctor how he was feeling, and the doctor upped his medication by 10mg, so he is now taking 30mg of anti-depressants!!
My dad has a cough which is really starting to get him down. He did find that a boiled sweet was helping him, but now nothing seems to help anymore. His doctor had put him on tablets for acid reflux saying that that was causing the coughing. But they didn't help him at all.
He can't sleep lay down in bed, as he coughs all the time, so he sleeps in his chair now (if he can.)
Sorry this has been so long winded, but if anyone can help with how to help my dads cough, both myself and my dad would be most grateful.
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