While I fully understand the wish to hear from the experience of others, the FIRST THING should be...
Consult a doctor for medical advice!
The very basics:
1 Treatable by a medical professional
2 Requires a medical diagnosis
3 Lab tests or imaging always required
4 Medium-term: resolves within months
5 In SOME cases the infection may recur or be permanent
6 And again... CONSULT A DOCTOR
However... since you asked for personal experience, here's mine...
First off, I never knew I had valley fever while I was infected. Now after-the-fact, doctors have told me I may not have noticed because of my high natural lung efficiency, so I never felt out-of-breath, one of the main symptoms.
The only reason I found out I had it PREVIOUSLY was a pre-op x-ray prior to knee surgery at VA four years ago. When the doctors saw the mass on the x-ray they thought it was lung cancer, so they would not proceed with the knee surgery.
(Insert a week of drama fighting with VA here. I demanded the knee surgery NOW, because IF it turns out to be cancer, I wanted to be able to walk while fighting it)
So I had the knee surgery first, then came back for lung biopsy, which the relatively inexperienced doc messed up, collapsing my lung. But again, since I STILL had a high lung efficiency, I did not know it myself and the oxygen/finger 'thingie' reading was still at 95%. They were about to send me home but at the last minute decided for another x-ray, which is when they discovered the collapsed lung.
So now I was admitted to the hospital (biopsy was out-patient) to fix the collapsed lung and I got to experience VA hospital food... in one word BAD!
The results of the biopsy?
No cancer, just calcified remains of the fungus. So, following on #5 above, in MY CASE there has been no recurrence and what is there is no longer of consequence.