Patient Comments: Valley Fever - Treatment

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What was the treatment for your valley fever? Submit Your Comment

Comment from: Survivor24, 19-24 Female (Patient) Published: April 26

I had valley fever back in 2011 in June after I graduated high school. But I did not have any signs of it. I was talking to a friend on the phone, and spinning around I hit my right rib on my bed post. I could not breathe right. It just kept hurting to breathe. So my mom took me to the emergency room. And I had an x-ray done and they told us that I had valley fever and that it was spreading farther in my right lung. I had multiple surgeries, got blood poisoned three times and I got MRSA on top of the valley fever. I had to have two or three tubes inside me to get the infected liquids out. I spent my 19th birthday in the hospital. My mom and I both got told that I was not going to make it and had to go to an elderly home. I was so scared and sad. I did not want to die without my dog beside me. I made it through though and they discharged me on the thirteenth of August. It was scary and painful from what I remember. Sadly I was on medications a lot so do not remember everything. My mom told me the rest. I had to get part of my right lung removed and to this day have issues breathing at times and need to use my inhaler and flutter. Luckily I have not used my breathing tube in a while. But that had to be my worst few months of my life.

Comment from: lostiniv, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: July 24

I had valley fever 20 years ago. I was hospitalized and had to begin breathing treatments three times per day. My thyroid quit functioning altogether. Two years later, I was still on breathing treatments and suffering from pneumonia several times per year. I decided to fast for three days according to the ketogenic diet premise for curing epilepsy. Although skeptical, I found that it worked. I have not had asthma, a breathing treatment, or pneumonia for almost 20 years.

Comment from: mike, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: September 25

I am trying to find out how I can get a hole in my lung fixed. It is 2 centimeters and I got it from valley fever 3 years ago.

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