Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Valley Fever -- Similarities
"When you go into a doctor's office, you HAVE to know more about this disease than the doctor."
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Like CFS, there's no cure, and no agreed-upon treatment; once you have it, any immune system insult can bring it back to affect you again. 2/3 as prevalent as West Nile Virus, it gets only 4% of the research funding.
As a result, like CFS, doctors (even in areas where it's common) often don't know anything about it and the patients basically have to diagnose themselves and teach the doctor about it.
Valley Fever, Coccidioidomycosis. is becoming more common in California, and non-Anglos are especially hard hit.