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MRSA and people with M.S
Started by Emily Coates
Posted: May 26, 2005 at 17:41
I was wondering if anyone knew of any cases of people who has M.S and contracted MRSA and what the outcome was or if they currently have it how they are doing. My Mum has advanced M.S and in hospital has just been diagnosed as having MRSA I would appreciate any advice on what I can do for her and how to protect myself when visisting her. Thanks
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Re: MRSA and people with M.S
Reply #1 by Denise
Posted: May 27, 2005 at 14:21
Emily - I'm sorry to hear of your Mum's difficulties. The best advice I've found on protecting yourself from MRSA is the newsletter by Tony Field, "MRSA - A Patients Defence" I strongly suggest you get a copy.
I can't respond to your question about MRSA and MS because I'm not a medical person. I will keep your family in my prayers.
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Re: MRSA and people with M.S
Reply #2 by Colin
Posted: June 2, 2005 at 07:50
Try contacting the M.S. Society
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Re: MRSA and people with M.S
Reply #3 by john
Posted: June 2, 2005 at 10:36
anyone can get mrsa.
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Reply #4 by Phip
Posted: June 2, 2005 at 12:37
John - what a strange reply. Think we all know that anybody can get MRSA given the right circumstances, but Emily is asking about MS and MRSA, and whether anybody else with MS has contracted MRSA. Her posting doesn't appear to be saying her Mum has got MRSA because she has MS, and I would interpret it that she is seeking info on others in the same situation as her Mother.
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Reply #5 by bev
Posted: June 2, 2005 at 12:42
like phip i find johns reply very strange
emily as denise says the MRSA support group booklet may help just go to the homepage and click on the email link there i would also ask your GP for some advice
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Reply #6 by Ruth Wollacott
Posted: June 2, 2005 at 13:01
I find most of John's replies strange and often incongruous, not sure whether it's the same John who posts onto different threads but generally his comments appear to be quite contentious.
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Reply #7 by lianne and andy
Posted: June 5, 2005 at 17:11
my baby died of it heaven forbid it doesnt go the same way for you, i was told if you wash in soap it leaves a film over your skin so you dont get it, i dont know how true it is,hope it works for you
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Reply #8 by Emily
Posted: June 8, 2005 at 01:11
Cheers John I am quite aware that anyone can get mrsa, cheers everyone for your responses. My mum has improved and found out that the mrsa is localised in the pressure sore she had operated on. However its not always doom and gloom her sore has decreased in size, healing well and responding to treatment. According to the district nurse she has overcome mrsa once already but contracted again after bad hosp visit and discharge (this maybe coincidental) but the district nurse has been on our side for provision of care and being keep upto date so I do believe what she say, so if she has done it once I have faith that she can do it again.So please all I can emphasise is don't give up on your loved ones people can recover from this.xx
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Reply #9 by JOHN
Posted: June 8, 2005 at 21:28
This may seem strange but true, I had a hip replacement 2002 picked up MRSA after op,got over MRSA unless something we dont know long term damage hip very good now got MS, had since 2004.I wonder if MRSA can cause MS I have asked the question to the Medical people they say no, but then they ask what illness Infections you have had.MAKES ME WONDER.DOES ANYBODY KNOW.
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Reply #10 by Phip
Posted: June 9, 2005 at 10:19
Emily,

Great news about your Mum, and it is good to hear that you have such a great district nurse.
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Reply #11 by Emily
Posted: June 9, 2005 at 16:18
Im not too sure about M.S being caused by mrsa, I would be very suprised and would agree with what the medical staff have said John.Perhaps look at this web page http://www.mssociety.org.uk/ im sure if you have m.s you have looked at it, however they are constantly updating news and research info on there and you can all contact people who will be more knowledgable.
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Re: MRSA , i have it
Reply #12 by Paul Gageline
Posted: October 24, 2007 at 23:55
sorry i dont know where to turn as i have MRSA and find it very hard to seek help as i no longer have insurance and a job that i lost because of this disease but my statement is that most doctors will use your benefits for their own profit and slowly cure you until they have drain all your resources and once you are out of income and solution. They shut the door in your face and ask you to pay cash upfront and still wont receive proper treatment and let you die and blame it on yourself while america is suppose to be the best of the best , soon i will die because some well know DR like Topia in NJ infectuous desease has no pitty regarding your health or success of healing i feel hopeless . desperate and out of resource , what can i do when hope has shut me up of hope. if anyone want to help me i am your most gratefull and will greatly do anything necessary to help others, right now i 've been mis=treated , fooled and now i am soon to be hopeless jobless and sick. My heart goes out to all who are in similar situation which i consider mean and evil from an economy claiming to be the best in the world but killing more than foond hunger.
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Re: MRSA and people with M.S
Reply #13 by Lisa
Posted: August 2, 2012 at 02:47
My cousin has progressive MS and was admitted to the hosp for a bladder infection. Two days after her urinary catheter was inserted she was showing visible and PAINFUL signs of infection. The Gen Surgeon opened the infected area and the lab results indicated MRSA infection.
After exhaustive research I have come to the conclusion the infection is HA-MRSA (Hospital Associated) which in a nutshell means she contracted it in the hospital when the person/tools used for the catheter were infected with MRSA. She getting better but must be admitted to a skilled nursing facility for rehab. The infection has caused her MS to jump into HYPERDRIVE and she is no longer mobile as she was prior to the infection.
If you have a loved one infected with MRSA please follow all hospital regulations regarding protective apparel and gloves while visiting as a healthy individual can become a carrier and not show any signs or symptoms.
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Re: MRSA and people with M.S
Reply #14 by Christel
Posted: December 8, 2016 at 06:21
I have ms, and last year contracted
mersa, I was really bad off almost
died. But alas with the right
medication (finally) and the good
lord. I was hospitalized for a week
and had surgery to drain said
mersa,ended up with 12 staples.
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