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Mr Michael Booker given GMC Warning
Posted by BT
Last Reply December 6, 2017 at 02:03
Started November 22, 2007 at 20:36
Hello everyone

I'd like to tell everyone that sometimes it pays off to complain about sub-standard treatment to the General Medical Counsel. Mr Michael Booker, a gynaecologist at Shirley Oaks and MayDay Hospitals received a 5 year warning for leaving a girl in her early thirties with a savage hospital infection, necrotizing fasciitis (the "flesh eating bug") for a total of three weeks. Most people die from this within a few hours but she kept fighting for her life with no support from him. This was without a proper diagnosis - he assured her it was merely a haematoma and would get 'bigger before it got smaller", and offered her no painkillers, even though she was literally screaming for them. He even went on his annual vacation to the South Coast whilst she was being eaten alive. Necrotizing Fasciitis is a strain of MRSA, and there's no excuse for leaving anyone in so much agony for so long. On the 21st day, he came back from his holiday and wrote in her medical notes that he wa... read more

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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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MRSA Question (urgent)
Posted by Scott
Last Reply July 24, 2017 at 16:29
Started November 28, 2007 at 09:36
Hi.

I recently spent 5 days in the hospital with an MRSA infection on my leg. It was nasty and extremely painful. I was put on Vancamycin (sp?) and released after 6 days. It has been 3 weeks since that time, and I have just finished my last dose of Bactrim yesterday. The actual wound is healing up for the most part (was able to stop re-packing a few days ago), and now that I am off the daily antibiotics, my energy is starting to come back.

Anyways, yesterday I started to get this weird sensation in my mouth. Underneath my tongue, at the very back-left, an incredible soreness is developing. I mean, if I move my tongue at all or swallow - it hurts, bad. This is not a sore throat. I obviously know what that feels like and this is not that. My gums are a little swollen also, but that could be something totally separate. Who knows.

So, this leads me up to my stupid question. Can you develop an MRSA sore on your tongue or inner-mouth between gums/tongue and throat? If so, that's... read more

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mrsa in the throat
Posted by fran parry
Last Reply July 24, 2017 at 08:19
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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after effects of MRSA on the body
Posted by David
Last Reply July 18, 2017 at 01:56
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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itchy scalp and mrsa
Posted by sheri
Last Reply June 23, 2017 at 07:37
Started August 3, 2007 at 07:52
My daughter and I have just been diagnosed with mrsa. Before I started to get treated and since I have finished the meds I have had a really itchy scalp and what feels like allot of small bites! We have just moved to a new provance so I thought I was getting bit by some type of bug, but then it went away when I started to get treated for the mrsa and now that I'm done meds its back? This also happens along with fevers, headaches, stomache aches, general itching (mostly scalp, torso, and legs), fatigue and what feels like the start of a bladder infection that comes and goes but has not become a bladder infection. Does anyone else get theese symptons? Does it mean that the medication did not get rid of the mrsa? Any info would be appreciated! Thanx sheri

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mrsa scars
Posted by lisa
Last Reply June 7, 2017 at 10:40
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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MSRA, Hep C, sepsis, bulimic, heart murmur
Posted by Nikki
Last Reply June 7, 2017 at 10:17
Started June 18, 2017 at 03:25
I am in the hospital right now being treated for sepsis shock because of my
issues with addiction but i just found out today I'm hep c positive, I also have
MSRA, a heart murmur, bulimia, anxiety and depression. I'm scared for my life
and for what the future might (or might not) mean for me... can someone please
advise me and inform me on what will happen and what to expect from here?!
They're giving me very little answers also as someone who is addicted to down I
am being treated for pain with hydromorphone IV so I'm very stressed about the
near future for me I'm only 24 years old...

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MRSE
Posted by KayS
Last Reply June 7, 2017 at 09:48
Started July 5, 2017 at 01:22
Has anyone been diagnosed with MRSE? It is a staph infection that is
"Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus epidermidis" as opposed to MRSA
("aureus" instead of "epidermidis"). The infection is only slightly different. I was
infected when I had major surgery on my shoulder. My doctor tells me that there
is really no solid test to determine if it's still there, but it's now been two years
and scar is still warm and reddish. I'm exhausted every day. My heart goes out to
everyone who has posted here!

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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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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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MSSA infection
Posted by Vic B
Last Reply April 7, 2017 at 21:17
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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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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