Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis, Shortness of Breath, Cough, Mucus, Lower Back Pain, Acid Reflux, Nocturia
Betty (from South Dakota, see #133 8-30-03) – Follow up from last week – Betty can walk even faster and longer without shortness of breath. She is at ease much more now, with no anxiety. She is now off all of her medication and inhalers. In the past, she had a difficult time climbing up and down stairs but now she can walk up a dozen steps 3-4 times without having to catch her breath. She is doing much better on the whole. In the fall of 1999, Betty began experiencing shortness of breath. She consulted an M.D. in the spring of 2000 and was put on an inhaler for 6 months. The inhaler failed to relieve her symptoms. A pulmonary specialist then diagnosed her with pulmonary fibrosis. The specialist added Prednisone, one more inhaler, and a nebulizer. Three months later, her symptoms worsened. She had her house tested for toxins, but the results were negative. She had an appointment at Mayo Clinic, but at the suggestion of her son, she decided instead to come to California to consult Dr. Tong. She has now had 2 treatments with Dr. Tong. Before the first treatment was even over, she could mechanically take a deep breath. Now she does not cough, she sleeps better, she does not have to get up at night to urinate, and she has more energy. Her back pain is gone and she has no acid reflux.
Knee Problems, Rheumatiod Arthritis, Snoring
Alvin (from South Dakota) -Alvin, Betty’s husband has had knee problems and rhematoid arthritis for many years. After one treatment, he could already feel much improvement.
Marilyn (caller from Upland, CA) – Plantar Fasciitis