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I have been tested for mono(twice), meningitis, strep throat, and flu. All came back negative.My doctor thinks I have Valley Fever, as I live in AZ, the blood tests were normal, however, the chest x-ray showed a nodule in my right lung. I am going to get a CT scan either today or tomorrow to make sure it is VF and not something else, like cancer(which I highly doubt is the case). I have had all of the symptoms of VF for the past month and a half, generally flu like symptoms. poor appetite, low grade fever, headaches, sore throat, weakness in legs and arms, swollen lymph nodes, sometimes a cough, and just started treatment with fluconazole a few days ago. I have to take 400 mg a day for 30 days. Is it possible that the fungi may have spread from my lungs to other parts of my body? Do you know specific symptoms that should be treated right away, possibly go to the ER?
Please help.


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replied November 15th, 2011
Cold, Flu and Viral Infections Answer A28561
Hello and welcome to e health forum.

Most of your symptoms are due to systemic inflammatory reaction seen in association with fungal infections.

The disease caused almost always goes away without treatment. In your case, since you have already been treated with fluconazole, your symptoms will subside with due time.

Additional measures, that will speed up your recovery include bed rest and treatment for flu-like symptoms with supportive medications like advil for a few days.




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