Re: Prescribed Diflucan for coccidioides (Valley Fever)
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.