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Old 01-11-2011, 05:47 PM   #1
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Question Prescribed Diflucan for coccidioides (Valley Fever)

Has anyone taken Diflucan (Fluconazole is the generic name) for fungal infections? I live in Phoenix and have been diagnosed with Valley Fever. I have a nodule on my left lung and am symptomatic with rash and painful joints.
I was wondering if you experienced any side effects with the Diflucan? I cannot afford to be ill as I care for my adult daughter. Thank you.

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Old 04-25-2011, 12:19 AM   #2
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Re: Prescribed Diflucan for coccidioides (Valley Fever)

Hi JLSP,

I am on my second round of Diflucan/Fluconazole right now. Currently, I am taking 400 mg (2 200 mg pills) per day. The only side effects I've experienced are loss of appetite and hair loss. The first time, I was on the meds for 3 months, and now I have been on the meds since November 2010 (except for about 3 weeks when I was in the hospital, and I was on Amphotericin B at that time--surprisingly I tolerated the Ampho very well).

If you don't mind me asking, what dosage of Fluconazole are you currently on? Have you been diagnosed with the disseminated form of Valley Fever? I also had a nodule on my left lung. I don't want to scare you, but I don't mind telling you my story about what I've gone through with Valley Fever.

I hope the meds are working for you and that you have a strong team of doctors looking out for you as well.

 
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Old 01-08-2012, 07:25 AM   #3
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Re: Prescribed Diflucan for coccidioides (Valley Fever)

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Has anyone taken Diflucan (Fluconazole is the generic name) for fungal infections? I live in Phoenix and have been diagnosed with Valley Fever. I have a nodule on my left lung and am symptomatic with rash and painful joints.
I was wondering if you experienced any side effects with the Diflucan? I cannot afford to be ill as I care for my adult daughter. Thank you.
I was prescribed Diflucan for six weeks to treat my asymptomatic VF, and had slight hair loss. Good luck...Karen

 
Old 01-10-2012, 08:34 AM   #4
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Re: Prescribed Diflucan for coccidioides (Valley Fever)

Hi. I was taken off the Fluconozole October of 2010 after a 6 month run. I became symptomatic again and yesterday was put back on 600mg a day for two weeks and then down to 400mg. I was diagnosed in November of 2010 but not treated till April. It was an ID doc who took me off the medication and since I've been to ER 3 times and hospitalized once. My new doctor is awesome and believes that the cocci is in my brain and I am heading for meningitis if I don't get back on asap. I live in Oregon so it's hard to find doctors who know about this disease. Thank you for your reply. I really appreciate hearing from other VF people. The more info, the better.

 
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