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Valley Fever

Posted by @frank4848, Fri, Nov 2 3:13pm

I was diagnose with Valley Fever and looking for other individuals who also was diagnosed with this illness.

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Hi @frank4848 and Welcome to Connect. I'm sorry to hear of your recent Valley Fever diagnosis.

@windwalker had Valley Fever and may be able to share with you how her experience with the illness was.

I'm hoping that @jjtaylor95 will return to share her experience with valley fever.

How long have you had this illness? How are have you been feeling? What symptoms are experiencing?

@frank4848 Hello Frank. I too am sorry that you caught Vally Fever. It can be anywhere from feeling rotten to down right debilitating. I caight it back in 1991 within the first year of moving to Tucson, Az. Doctors mistakenly diagnosed me with pneumonia at first. When common antibiotocs didn't resolve it and I grew sicker; I was finally tested for it. I remember that it gave me nodules and a small hole in my lung. I don't remember what they put me on antibiotic-wise. It was probably an antifungal. I was bedridden for two months. I know other people who also have had it. Dogs too. A close friend of mine lost his wife to it. It had disseminated to her brain. Do not fret, that is a very rare occurance. Some people get it with very mild symptoms and it goes away. How about you? Is it making you very ill? Are you coughing a lot?

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Hi @frank4848 and Welcome to Connect. I'm sorry to hear of your recent Valley Fever diagnosis.

@windwalker had Valley Fever and may be able to share with you how her experience with the illness was.

I'm hoping that @jjtaylor95 will return to share her experience with valley fever.

How long have you had this illness? How are have you been feeling? What symptoms are experiencing?

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@frank4848 @ethanmcconkey hi frank! Yes I have been diagnosed with Valley Fever and I am one of the rare ones with is dissemination to my brain and spinal cord. I believe the only reason it got so serious with me is because I went to doctors who didn’t believe me when I said I had valley fever (not through Mayo Clinic) and I am already immunosuppressed because of an autoimmune disease, valley fever sat for too long without being treated and was able to spread a lot faster. You are in good hands with the Mayo Clinic. My ID doctor here and Neurologist saved my life back in January in the Mayo hospital ☺️ Please let me know if you have any questions!

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