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MSSA infection
Posted by Vic B
Last Reply December 5, 2017 at 22:49
Started January 24, 2007 at 12:27
I caught the terrible disease MSSA in June 2005 after a spell in hospital for a simple problem. After 2 spinal operations and a long spell in hospital I am free of the disease but the after effects are still affecting me. IE I have very little feeling in the lower half of my body, except for endless pain. Is anyone able to advise me on what I can do? My GP is not able to offer any help, all I am told is that "the nerve ends are affected and feeling will return"But when!!! I feel that the NHS has abandoned me. HELP!!.

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hallucinations and MRSA
Posted by Pamela Stowasser
Last Reply August 4, 2017 at 20:17
Started June 10, 2007 at 04:33
My Daughter just called. She is in the hosptial in isolation with MRSA. She has been having something like hallucinations since the boils started under her arm. She would close her eyes for a minute and find herself in another setting and start talking to her children that were not there.
Has anyone ever heard of this??
Thanks

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book MRSA Secrets Revealed
Posted by Colin
Last Reply June 5, 2017
Started June 2, 2010 at 23:01
Has anyone bought the book MRSA Secrets Revealed or read this book ?
http://www.staph-infection-resources.com/

My son keeps getting mrsa and normal treatment does not seem to stop reinfection, I'm trying to find information on alternatives herbal etc but cant find any reviews on this book anywhere.

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MRSA in Hip Joint Replacement
Posted by Vanessa
Last Reply June 4, 2017 at 15:32
Started April 19, 2007 at 10:25
My dad is 60yrs and a couple of months ago had a hip joint replacement. Everything was going really well and the pain disappeared instantly, then one of the dissolvable stitches didn't dissolve and got infected, they started him on antibiotics but after a while it wasn't getting any better and Dad started feeling a bit unwell, temperature etc. They put him into hospital straight away to open the wound and clean it out but found it to be full of pus to the joint and closed it up straight away to await the result of the blood test to find out what it was. Two days later after the first attempt to clean it out they went back in knowing it was MRSA and cleaned it all out, replacing some of the parts of the hip replacement as well. They had already started him on vancomycin and said that everything was looking good after they had cleaned it all up. Six weeks later Dad is still on the vancomycin (part of the way through they realised they weren't giving him enough! and upped his dose... read more

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MRSA caught after c-section
Posted by Joanna Young
Last Reply June 4, 2017 at 15:31
Started September 13, 2006 at 13:31
I had my little boy by c-section at St Richards Hospital in Chichester and contracted MRSA. This was in June. I am really disappointed with the lack of information/blase attitude towards this infection by midwives and medical staff. They were not even going to swab my little boy but I demanded they do so. Am still feeling run down and not quite myself. Am being regularly swabbed to see if the infection is still present in my wound. I am frustrated by the lack of information and blase attitude. I feel now I should write to St Richards and my local surgery to give them a patients perspective. Hopefully i will be clear soon. This is the last thing you need when you have a newborn.

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after effects of MRSA on the body
Posted by David
Last Reply May 22, 2017 at 22:15
Started October 20, 2006 at 14:57
My question is are there lasting effects on a person's body long after the MRSA is treated. Such as extreem tiredness, lack of energy etc.

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mrsa scars
Posted by lisa
Last Reply April 30, 2017 at 04:56
Started March 22, 2006 at 16:25
hi everyone, i am currently undergoing the treatment for my 3rd outbreak of mrsa, infact i just found out what i in fact have, the 2nd outbreak i had left ugly scars on my outer forearm, i would like some advice as to deminish the scaring, the current outbreak i am having is on my face. anybody with any ideas or suggestions please help me!

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MRSA Chatroom
Posted by Jayne
Last Reply April 18, 2017 at 08:08
Started May 11, 2005 at 22:22
I have set up a chatroom for MRSA sufferers, those people who have had there lives affected by MRSA and for anyone who wishes to chat live about the subject.
Anyone using the chatroom are asked to be respectful to other users. Thank you
http://www.mrsafacts.com/chatroom.htm

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risk of mrsa in mouth after dental extraction
Posted by caroline
Last Reply April 18, 2017 at 07:57
Started September 19, 2006 at 19:53
i work in ward with several cases of mrsa, could i get this in the open wound in my mouth after having my tooth removed

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mrsa in the throat
Posted by fran parry
Last Reply April 13, 2017 at 05:47
Started April 11, 2005 at 20:51
my husband has mrsa in the lungs he is in the late stages of c.o.a.d. he is very weak we have been told today a test has shown mrsa in the throat we have been told that it is thought that the sputem was contamiated from the throat can anyone help i cannot seem to get any more information

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I hate doctors
Posted by robert
Last Reply March 31, 2017 at 21:18
Started January 9, 2016 at 18:35
They refuse to treat you with IV antibiotics unless you look like you
are dying. So I'm just sitting here diseased waiting for the MRSA to
infest me further. Hopefully it goes into my bloodstream soon or
blinds me so it bumps me up a priority code.

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Mrsa
Posted by John
Last Reply March 31, 2017 at 21:18
Started December 31, 2015 at 16:21
My wife has MRSA and Hepatitus with Liver Failure/And Diabetes,
with an infection in her spine. She was shooting up Opana and
contracted Hepatitus with Liver Failure. was offered Treatment and
refused. She the somehow got MRSA and it keep outbreaking over and
over and antibiotics doesn't seem to be working now she has an
infection in her spine supposedly from bone spurs. and a colapsed
lung on top of that. Will MRSA attack the collapsed lung and push
the infection in her spine to advance she was told she could be
admitted do to haveing MRSA. I didn't think a hospital coould send
you home with a colapsed lung. due to protocall of not 100 percent
breathing. Some info would greatly be appreciated. Thanks

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Tips on restoring energy/opinions on a questio
Posted by Molly
Last Reply March 31, 2017 at 21:15
Started October 28, 2016 at 02:47
A little background; I am only 22 years old, I work as a CNA at a nursing home.
The staph infection showed up on the underneath of my left arm back in July of
this year.
This time last year I was in great shape- I was always on time to work/sometimes
early,I always worked my butt off while I was there (I was voted CNA of the year),
would stay late for extra shifts and pick up a lot of my days off, was always able
to keep a positive attitude, eating a well balanced vegetarian diet in which I've
maintained for 10 years now, and managed to hit the gym as often as I could
(before the MRSA I was working on building muscles because of how small I am.)
About 3 months before it showed up on my left arm (it looked like a bee sting) I
was all of a sudden feeling exhausted, unmotivated, and despite what I ate I felt
like I was just CLIMBING in weight. 18 lbs I went up. (This I now think was due to
the inflammation/water retention) anyways being a young lady of coarse my ... read more

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mrsa in blood stream
Posted by teri
Last Reply March 31, 2017 at 21:14
Started November 19, 2005 at 12:40
diagnosed this wednesday, my mum's condition has been up and down each day- dr's say she,s not responding well to the antibiotic. Where can I find detailed info on prognosis, as the roller coaster is difficult to relate to my sister living in canada.
Thanks

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armpit lesions
Posted by chris
Last Reply March 31, 2017 at 21:13
Started November 28, 2016 at 16:34
Hello - I actually have MSSA rather than MRSA, but hopefully, someone here can help.

After a three-month hiatus, some lesions appeared last week under my armpits. They
hurt and are actively draining.

Can anyone recommend a way to keep a bandage in place over the lesions? I don't want
to ruin my shirts. Ordinary bandages simply won't stay attached, and using surgical
tape (with bandages, gauze squares, or nonstick pads) has limitations (it's very
uncomfortable, and the bandages tend to bunch up as I use my arms.)


best,

chris

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Just diagnosed.
Posted by Jim Allison
Last Reply March 31, 2017 at 21:12
Started December 28, 2016 at 15:49
I am 75 years old man who was in hospital recently with artial flutter ( fast heart beat) I was
placed on appropriate meds and discharged the next day, although I have been in other hospitals
last year.

The most recent hospital I was an in-patient overnight, so the swabs they took would not have
sufficient time to culture.

Nobody told me I had MRSA, it was only when I received a copy of my discharge, which stated "
Hospital Acquired MRSA. My GP says I don't need any treatment ?

However, I have severe asthma, and other illnesses including MS.

Be glad to hear if my GP's advice is correct and whether I need treatment or not.

Many thanks,

Jim

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MRSA
Posted by ANN
Last Reply March 31, 2017 at 21:09
Started July 29, 2005 at 15:33
IS THERE ANYONE FROM NORTHERN IRELAND WHO HAS EXPERIENCE OF MRSA MY HUSBAND WAS ONLY 43 WHEN HE CONTACTED MRSA AND DIED HE WAS IN THE RVH IN BELFAST WITH BROKEN BONES NOTHING LIFE THREATNING. PLEASE CONTACT ME IF YOU KNOW OF ANYONE WHO CONTACTED MRSA AROUND DECEMBER 2003 IN THE RVH
THANKS

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confused about colonized versus carrier
Posted by Neil
Last Reply March 31, 2017 at 21:07
Started February 28, 2017 at 10:23
Hi,

Last year I had a hospital procedure, and the pre-op swab test
came up MRSA positive. I took the shower gel and nose cream that
they provided, and washed all clothes/bedding on a high wash as
instructed. I was told then that it't not possible for me to
eradicate MRSA, that I'd always have it on me.

However, last week I had another swab test on my groin area and
nose, and the nurse just called me to tell me that it didn't
reveal any colonization. I asked the nurse if that meant I didn't
have MRSA anymore, and she told me I'll always be a carrier of
MRSA, and that I always need to declare it.

I understand the importance of declaring it, but I'm confused
about why I'm always a carrier, if the swab tests came back
negative this time. Is someone able to explain what it means
please?

Many thanks.

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Vaginal MRSA
Posted by KD
Last Reply March 31, 2017 at 21:05
Started July 19, 2006 at 13:17
I have just been diagnosed with vaginal MRSA. Its all a bit confusing, not helped by my doctors poor english.
I came of the depo injection two years ago and had a coil fitted. Due to withdrawing from the depo I have had messed up periods. However two years on they hadn't cleared up, so I went back to the doctor who took a swab.
From the test results I was put on antibiotics, without being told what was wrong or seeing the doctor again. This didn't clear it up so I went back and was told I had MRSA. I am now on Flucoxacillin for 10 days and suddennly my boyfriend has to take some antibiotics as well.
I am feeling confused on two points.
1. WHy wasn't I told straight away that I had MRSA and why wasn't my boyfriend told to get himself checked out as well. Surely if there are major issues with the spread of MRSA they should be dealing with differently.
2. How serious is this? I am 27 year old who hasn't had children yet. Can this affect my fertility? Should I have the coil out?

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Does anyone else suffer from MRSA in Bladder?
Posted by Geraldine worried in USA
Last Reply March 31, 2017 at 21:02
Started September 4, 2006 at 17:07
I had bowel surgery in 2001 in a UK hospital & since surgery I have always had bladder infections and I have been on too many antibiotics to count with two hands. My wound at the time did not heal for five months and I was put on many different types of antibioitcs.

Recently my doctor told me that I am a carrier of MRSA and that my bladder has resistants to antibiotics. I finished once again a second course of Septra DS Tablets 800/160 tabs and with no luck once again is the discomfort from my bladder gone!

What can I do to clear this MRSA in bladder? and is my doctor taking the right measures to treat me? I am so worried as I am due to have neurosurgery in two months time as I have a CVM ( bleed to brain).

PLease can someone assist me with the proper measures that my doctor must assist me with to clear this miserable bladder infection!

Many thanks for anyone who can help me out? This is my second posting in this forum as I need to express my fear and anguish as I ha... read more

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