This is the post I was referring to in my other post (https://greatawakening.win/p/16an0sjwbZ/update-dad-is-out-of-nursing-hom/) and because my father had a hard time breathing due to his UTI, they put him on oxygen tanks and all.
He now have an oxygen homefill and oxygen concentrator at home. He isn't too happy with it because he had a stroke back in the early 2000's and lost about 80% mobility in his left side. With him having a breathing tube up his nose and having to go to the bathroom or around his home, he have to be careful with the tubing that's connected to the concentrator. He's worried that he may trip and fall down because the tubing would get tangled with his walker, his body or his legs.
They diagnosed him with COPD a few years ago because Dad was around people who smoked heavily, especially my mom. He is not a smoker at all but apparently he contracted COPD because of his constant exposure to smoking.
I've been doing some research of my own on whether ivermectin can help people with COPD and I remember from my previous readings on here, some people mentioned that ivermectin cured their COPD (it was in the comment section, not as a post, which is why I couldn't find info on this via GAW search). I'm not having much luck, even with Presearch because they keep giving me links to articles shaming ivermectin, especially when a person has COVID symptoms. I don't think I've rolled my eyes over a million times ever in my life time in one day alone, before doing this research.
I also came across one of the older posts about someone having chronic bronchitis (https://greatawakening.win/p/16aA9409QY/i-have-had-chronic-bronchitis-my/c/) and how ivermectin helped that person with their ailment, going through the most recent winter without chronic bronchitis for the first time. Chronic Bronchitis is a form of COPD, per that post and that's what got me wondering if using ivermectin to treat COPD itself, will ivermectin reduce the severity or eradicate it completely?
I also came across this research paper on the use of ivermectin to treat Pulmonary Strongyloidiasis in a patient with COPD. It is similar to COPD in many ways, which is why doctors often confuse the two when diagnosing a patient for COPD.
In that article, it said that they tried several medications to treat strongyloidiasis but ultimately found that oral ivermectin is the best medication to use along with antibiotics like Ciprofloxacin, which is usually used to treat UTI.
With that said, I'd like to treat my father with Ivermectin because not only does he have COPD or maybe strongyloidiasis (?), he also have Rheumatoid Arthritis (from his stroke) and I believe that's also something ivermectin can treat. He also have hypertension and I remember a lot of people were commenting that it also treated their hypertension, to the point where they don't have to rely on their blood pressure medication anymore.
At this point, I've been seeing that ivermectin is being touted as a "wonder drug" that still continues to surprise the medical world with what ivermectin can do to someone, almost as if it's a panacea. This is why I want to try this on my father but I'm somewhat hesitant until I see some feedback from people with personal experience, especially ones with COPD.
I know everyone on here isn't a doctor or in the medical field, but I'm asking those with first hand experience with ivermectin, especially the ones who have/had COPD, would this be something I should have my father take? I also am not sure what the frequency should be and how many mg's my father should take. I've been seeing in the comment section, people were taking 12 mg once a day for like 5 days, 2 weeks, 1 month, 10 months etc.
I'm also wondering about the side effects because the articles that spoke negatively about ivermectin, were listing a lot of side effects such as diarrhea (which is expected as one would be expelling parasites from their body via bowel movement), tremors/shaking, headaches, blurry eyes, etc. From the articles I've read that spoke positively about ivermectin, made zero mentions of any side effects. Not sure if leaving the side effects out was intended or there were actually none? Like I mentioned, my father is old, suffered a stroke and have a hard time moving around so I don't want him to experience any drastic side effects then he'd think ivermectin isn't working and quit halfway.
I have the pill form here so I plan on using that to treat my father. Is ivermectin fine by itself or should it be taken with something else like Zinc or Ciprofloxacin? My father was already treated for UTI and I'm assuming they gave him antibiotics for UTI, so should he continue with antibiotics or will ivermectin suffice? AllDayChemist has Cipro but it comes in both 250mg and 500mg so I have no idea which one to get along with the frequency. Not only that but it may be a month or two before I get the product. I've ordered from AllDayChemist before as that's where I got my ivermectin pills from. It took about a month and half for the pills to arrive, which is why I'm guessing it would be the same for Cipro. I'd like to treat my father ASAP but I think I can wait a month or two for Cipro if it's needed.
So to sum this up: my father has COPD, Rheumatoid Arthritis and hypertension, currently using a big ass oxygen concentrator that is giving him trouble getting around the house due to the tubing, should ivermectin be something my father take to treat for COPD-like symptoms? Any other suggestions like taking it with Zinc? Ciprofloxacin? Substitute ivermectin with Fenbendazole (for which I also have on hand; 222mg) or follow this "cocktail recipe" someone posted on here: Ivermectin, Fenbendazole, Vitamin C and Baking Soda (Sodium Bicarbonate)?