(Closed) Has anyone had Valley Fever?

posted 8 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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1765 posts
Buzzing bee

@Quietserenity:

Hi, I am sorry to hear that your Fiance is still suffering, and that he may have the flu or Valley Fever.  I have never heard of it before either,  I hope that he is getting better SOON!!!  It is so terrible to be so sick just before the wedding.  I saw your post from about 9 hours ago, so I hope that he is getting better by now, or that he did get to the ER.  I look forward to hearing from you that he is doing better.  I haven’t written, because I figured that you were very busy with wedding things.  I didn’t know that he was still very ill.  I hope that you are well.  Rhonda

Post # 4
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1046 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

Valley Fever *is* a pneumonia–it’s caused by fungi. It’s still pretty rare though so it’s still possible that he just has bacterial pneumonia.

Anyway, the main issues to watch for are his fevers getting worse or not improving, night sweats, weight loss, problems breathing…Mainly, if he starts just seeming even more sick, that’s when you worry.

Valley Fever causes a pretty nasty pneumonia, so he could feel tired and sick for a few weeks to potentially even months (though it should calm down considerably in the next couple weeks).

Post # 6
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Valley fever is pretty common here in Arizona.  I’m not sure if this is helpful or not, but I’ve had 2 dogs that caught valley fever.  It’s even more common in dogs than humans because dogs like to dig in the dirt where the spores live.  My dog is mostly under control with medication, but he does get an occasional flare-up where he spikes a fever.  I also have a friend with valley fever and an aunt with valley fever.  With everyone I know of they are able to manage it with medications, but it never gets cured.

Best of luck to you and your husband.  Hopefully it’s not valley fever. 

 

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