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  Topic: Big changes are coming soon at Valley Fever Survivor!
vfs_admin_Dave

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PostForum: VFS Announcements   Posted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 11:21 am   Subject: Big changes are coming soon at Valley Fever Survivor!
Big changes are coming soon at Valley Fever Survivor! As a part of these changes the message board will also change in status as well, closing down except to become an archive of VF discussion. As ou ...
  Topic: VF and PolyMyalgia Rheumatica
vfs_admin_Dave

Replies: 1
Views: 651

PostForum: Valley Fever Discussion   Posted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 4:13 pm   Subject: VF and PolyMyalgia Rheumatica
John I am sorry you are dealing with this. Although others may comment here, patients have not come to me explicitly mentioning the PMR as connected to VF and I could not find a journal article that l ...
  Topic: Medications for cocci meningitis
vfs_admin_Dave

Replies: 14
Views: 20580

PostForum: Personal Stories and Hopeful Stories from Valley Fever Experiences   Posted: Sat Jun 17, 2017 7:34 am   Subject: Medications for cocci meningitis
I know you haven't written in a long time and when that happens we always hope that is a good sign. I am very sorry to learn that your husband died from this horrible disease. Our prayers go out to y ...
  Topic: leg pain and spasms
vfs_admin_Dave

Replies: 15
Views: 16896

PostForum: Valley Fever Discussion   Posted: Fri Feb 17, 2017 11:55 am   Subject: leg pain and spasms
Gary, I'm sorry that you have faced these ongoing problems. When Facebook appeared much of our traffic went there so if you click on http://support.valleyfeversurvivor.com it will take you directly to ...
  Topic: relocation
vfs_admin_Dave

Replies: 3
Views: 3624

PostForum: Valley Fever Discussion   Posted: Fri Feb 17, 2017 11:41 am   Subject: relocation
I checked that these were some of the references in VFE:

Salkin D. Clinical examples of reinfection in coccidioidomycosis. In: Ajello L, ed. Coccidioidomycosis. Papers from the second symposium ...
  Topic: Also newly diagnosed VF
vfs_admin_Dave

Replies: 7
Views: 7538

PostForum: Personal Stories and Hopeful Stories from Valley Fever Experiences   Posted: Wed Mar 02, 2016 4:13 pm   Subject: Also newly diagnosed VF
Hi Betty, I'm sorry things are so frustrating. Having chronic pneumonia should not be something that results in a doctor saying "your lungs are clear of infection." If your Thursday appointment does ...
  Topic: Also newly diagnosed VF
vfs_admin_Dave

Replies: 7
Views: 7538

PostForum: Personal Stories and Hopeful Stories from Valley Fever Experiences   Posted: Thu Feb 25, 2016 4:52 pm   Subject: Also newly diagnosed VF
I'm sorry things did not go well. Another thing you can do is see if the ID doctor is willing to consult by phone with a VF expert. Let your ID doctor know that Kern Medical Center's Dr. Royce Johnson ...
  Topic: Also newly diagnosed VF
vfs_admin_Dave

Replies: 7
Views: 7538

PostForum: Personal Stories and Hopeful Stories from Valley Fever Experiences   Posted: Wed Feb 24, 2016 11:43 am   Subject: Also newly diagnosed VF
Hi Jumpingjack,

I'm sorry you had to deal with VF for so long - and hopefully it was not too long into your infection that you were actually diagnosed! Please let me know how your pulmonologist vi ...
  Topic: ICD- implanted cardiodefibiulator/ pacemaker?
vfs_admin_Dave

Replies: 1
Views: 4147

PostForum: Valley Fever Discussion   Posted: Mon Dec 07, 2015 11:23 am   Subject: ICD- implanted cardiodefibiulator/ pacemaker?
Although I have not found info on anyone with specific implants in the heart, the growth of a fungal ball could actually happen. A VF attack at the heart could show up as inflammation of the heart's l ...
  Topic: Ash in the Air in Fresno from Mountain Fires
vfs_admin_Dave

Replies: 1
Views: 3342

PostForum: Valley Fever Discussion   Posted: Tue Sep 22, 2015 7:09 am   Subject: Ash in the Air in Fresno from Mountain Fires
I'm sorry you were breathing that in. The fires looked like a nightmare on the news. Particles in the air from the fire can cause all kinds of problems with the lungs, and even in someone who never h ...
  Topic: Soil testing
vfs_admin_Dave

Replies: 1
Views: 3163

PostForum: Valley Fever Discussion   Posted: Fri May 22, 2015 5:17 am   Subject: Soil testing
Hi Bill, soil testing is complicated since cocci has microscopic filaments in the soil and one sample might have no spores while a sample an inch away might have millions. However my best bet for a c ...
  Topic: alternative to voriconazole?
vfs_admin_Dave

Replies: 1
Views: 3171

PostForum: Valley Fever Discussion   Posted: Fri Apr 17, 2015 3:23 pm   Subject: alternative to voriconazole?
Posaconazole is from the same comparatively newer generation of antifungals as voriconazole and has also been used successfully against VF. When patients switch drugs, posaconazole has been the one dr ...
  Topic: VF and Hormones
vfs_admin_Dave

Replies: 22
Views: 20430

PostForum: Valley Fever Discussion   Posted: Fri Apr 03, 2015 11:39 am   Subject: VF and Hormones
I have seen articles saying fluconazole could either increase or decrease testosterone slightly depending on the study. I had not seen any of those specifically studies with VF. Unfortunately the add ...
  Topic: relocation
vfs_admin_Dave

Replies: 3
Views: 3624

PostForum: Valley Fever Discussion   Posted: Thu Mar 26, 2015 10:20 am   Subject: relocation
It depends. If people are in an area where specific aspects of the climate is uncomfortable and move to a place that feels more comfortable, for example with better air quality, the exact same VF symp ...
  Topic: Reactivated in Nashville
vfs_admin_Dave

Replies: 2
Views: 3806

PostForum: Valley Fever Discussion   Posted: Wed Feb 25, 2015 4:49 pm   Subject: Reactivated in Nashville
Hi Astro2.0,

I'm sorry I do not know of any in Nashville for you to see. However your instinct of reaching out to your doctor in Arizona was pretty close to my recommendation. Would your doctor be ...
 
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