How does anyone manage employment once diagnosed with Histoplasmosis?
Hi Olmstdm - Are you undergoing treatment with an anti-fungal medication? This is one of the treatment methods for the condition. Did you have a biopsy to confirm this diagnosis? Depending on how long you have had the symptoms... from what I gather during research... many people don't even need treatment and fully recover. This condition can make you weak or extremely tired so it is important to avoid the areas where the contamination occurred. I have copied some information for you just to give you additional feedback and food for thought. Perhaps you feel discouraged and really ill... it does get better. The material in "quotes" below might be helpful to you... you might want to talk with your doctor about the long-term prognosis because I cannot see you and can't judge for you how long your symptoms are going to last. I am sorry you are having to deal with this and all the symptoms but it is treatable.
Most of the time, histoplasmosis clears up without treatment. Resting and taking medication can control a fever.
If you are sick for more than 1 month or are having trouble breathing, your doctor may prescribe medication. The main treatment for histoplasmosis is antifungal drugs. Amphotericin B, itraconazole, and ketoconazole are the usual treatments.
Antifungals may need to be given through a vein, depending on the form or stage of disease.
Some of these medicines can have side effects.
Sometimes, long-term treatment with antifungal drugs may be needed. You may need to take these medications for up to 1 to 2 years."
There is a light at the end of this tunnel and I hope you can hang in there while treatment is continuing, ongoing or at least being considered.
Hi - Olmstdm... I am glad they discovered what you have and are treating you. Did your doctor mention how long you will be on treatment? But regardless, there IS a light at the end of this tunnel...
I wish you a speedy recovery and total, complete healing with no lingering after effects.
I live in an area where almost everyone has been exposed to histoplasmosis. I have plaque spots in my lungs from exposure to it. Most of us never even realize that we have it. I guess I'm trying to say unless there's something unusual about your case, you should heal quickly. I suspect the surgery was brutal, I've had a chest tube for different reasons, and that may be why you're feeling so poorly. God bless, hope you're feeling better now!
Hello - I am back. I started off with Sporanox. After 6 months, I ended up hospitalized with congestive heart failure due to extreme fluid retention around my heart, lungs, & other organs. The hospital removed 21 pounds of fluid in 48 hours. I was told my heart was fine, but it was a reaction to the Sporanox. I am now on Noxafil 3 x day fot 18 more months. I continue to require fluid management, but at least it is doable. Has anyone experienced ANYTHING like this???
If you would like to talk about this condition i would love to talk to ya!
I have been diagnosed 2 times and this month will be the 3rd time in 12 years. I lost everything to this disease and rebuilding my life from this disorder! I can answer any question you have! I have never heard of that medication that you were on, Fluconozole or that family is the best to cure/treat this disease in this nature on the Western Medical side but with the Eastern Medical side there are so many things we can do to help our body. But for me it is very difficult cause of our sociaty of fast food, drugs, and tv. Both has it's benefits in this disorder and all disorders! Feel free to contact me any time, at gvoli.com. I am going to start a support system or group in the future either both online or at my home. but thinking being online We can help Each other out finding our new lives from this disease! A Freedom, God has blessed us in a way that others could not handle what We are able to handle and help others in a way that need the hand of God in their lives! God Speed, Nik
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