Diffuse interstitial lung disease (Idiopathic pulmonary pneumonitis (ipp)): Group of lung diseases affecting the interstitium
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I was prescribed Amiodarone by my cardiologist for Atrial fibrilation almost two years ago, and I now have interstitial lung disease caused by Amiodorone. My doctor should not have prescribed it for me, because if he had even read the monograph it states safer alternative drugs should be used for patients over the age of 65. I am 83 yrs. old. There are many other drugs which had been proven safer than Amiodorone and with my condition this drug should never have been the first option for me. I now have parenchymal lung disease. It also affected my thyroid & I have been prescribed Synthroid. Everything I have researched on this drug makes me wonder WHAT WAS MY DOCTOR THINKING?? THIS IS THE 2nd SERIOUS MISTAKE MADE BY HIM THAT COULD HAVE KILLED ME. MY PACEMAKER WAS INSTALLED UNDER HIS WATCH & THE LEAD SPUN RIGHT THROUGH MY HEART AND IT WAS NOT DIAGNOSED FOR ALMOST 2 WEEKS. THEN I WAS HOSPITALIZED FOR 5 WEEKS WHILE THEY PERFORMED MAJOR SURGERY TO REMEDY THEIR MISTAKES. ALL OF THIS WAS DONE IN A MAJOR HEART INSTITUTE BY ONE OF THEIR "FINEST" CARDIAC SURGEONS.
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