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Extreme joint pain after mrsa
Posted by Jim
Last Reply November 9, 2016 at 18:41
Started September 17, 2008 at 13:18
I had back surgery in May 08. Got out of hospital after 12 days and @ 2 weeks later back in the hospital getting my wound opened back up so they could irrigate down to my spine due to confirmed MRSA. Left the hospital after 2 days. @ 1 month later started having severe back and left leg pain again. Well, back in the hospital to get opened up for the 3rd time for the same thing. Left the hospital after 3 days with a pic line in my right arm. Had to do IV antibiotics myself for 6-8 weeks and then an addittional 6 weeks of pill antibiotics. Blood work all checked out fine, doctor took me off all meds and told me to return in 6 weeks for check up. @ 3 weeks later I am having severe joint pain especially in my fingers, toes and left wrist area. I told the doc about this and he said we are all getting old and that I am still in recovery from all this. Well, I never had this pain during the entire time I was on the meds or anything. I am just trying to figure out if the MRSA might have any... read more

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MRSA IS RUINING MY LIFE-LOOKING FOR CURES
Posted by daniellefromUSA
Last Reply November 8, 2016 at 21:05
Started July 30, 2011 at 23:22
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Im a healthy young adult woman in my 20s and ive had mersa for a few years sofar. It didnt go away yet and i suffered every day for about 3 yrs sofar.I feel like im 80 years old,I have no life quality.
but mersa can happen to anyone, I guess some peoples genetics are more prone to getting this.I probably got it from the community, from someone who carried it. and its airborne so i probably got it from an open cut that was exposed to that. going out in public now is a nightmare for me, especially in crowds because i never know if ill walk near someone or touch a door handle that is carrying mersa or staf. sometimes if i even walk near someone i get severely itchy and start having trouble breathing.
and many non sick people do carry mrsa but they arent sick
i dont allow myself into elevators with other people. i try not to sit near people. i make public outings quick so that i dont stay near groups of people for more than a few minutes
WASHING HANDS. does not help defend f... read more

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MRSA in Skull
Posted by Ste
Last Reply November 5, 2016
Started September 4, 2007
My wife had a operation for a brain tumour
After it she went into an ICU, it was a fortnight before she was back on the wards (because as I've just recently found out she had a chest problem)
within days she was on the normal ward then screened positive for MRSA, after few weeks screening, then the two cautionary weeks had passed clear.
she rang me one night and said my heads bleeding, only it wasn't blood, it was puss!!!.

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minimum safe temperature to kill MRSA
Posted by austin haddock
Last Reply September 26, 2016 at 17:49
Started November 2, 2004 at 15:56
What is the minimum temperature required to wash clothes / bed clothes, worn / comming into contact with an MRSA infected person to kill the MRSA bacteria ?

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after effects of MRSA on the body
Posted by David
Last Reply September 26, 2016 at 16:19
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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vaginal mrsa
Posted by sandra burkett
Last Reply September 17, 2016 at 23:59
Started April 28, 2005 at 23:08
swab taken, identified isolated growth mrsa. 2nd swab showed heavy growth. gp stated had not come across this before. please could you confirm treatments, prognosis and causes thankyo

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MRSA Question (urgent)
Posted by Scott
Last Reply July 14, 2016 at 09:00
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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book MRSA Secrets Revealed
Posted by Colin
Last Reply June 28, 2016 at 02:40
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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stomach problems after MRSA treatment
Posted by Eve Beardall
Last Reply June 26, 2016 at 16:01
Started May 8, 2010 at 21:18
I'm wondering if anyone else has had digestive trouble after being treated for MRSA. My son was in the hospital for a week, on many different antibiotics, including Vancomycin and Cubicin (sp?) and now almost a year later, he still throws up after eating sometimes. Thanks, Eve Beardall

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Mr Michael Booker given GMC Warning
Posted by BT
Last Reply June 23, 2016 at 19:04
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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No Hip with MRSA + other bugs
Posted by Aileen
Last Reply June 21, 2016 at 09:00
Started June 21, 2016 at 09:00
My husband went in for a hip operation 18 years ago as the previous hip
dislocated when they opened him up there was infection there they took out hip
and stitched him up and started him on vancomycin. Started leaking took swabs
discovered it was MRSA. He has had 3 clinical scrub outs spacer bar etc. He now
has a stoma bag which is drainable and collects MRSA etc. He walks on crutches
cannot weight bear cannot lie on his side wheelchair is used for outside. Been to
pain clinic on loads of melds. Surgeon says no more can be done. He is in
constant pain meds take the edge off that's all. He is only 71. Has anyone ever
heard of a case like this.


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mrsa in blood stream
Posted by teri
Last Reply June 6, 2016 at 03:09
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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can anyone tell me the smell of MRSA?
Posted by scard about misdiagnosis
Last Reply May 21, 2016 at 17:24
Started May 23, 2005 at 05:56
I had a tummy tuck in Dec, I got ascites from the wound not healing . the Plastic surgeon had to aspirate, but the cleansing technique he used was "lacking" shall we say ... I had a cyst on my ovary burst 3 weeks ago .. I hemorrhaged and almost died.
I have never had any female /ovary problems before..
I was referred to an oncologist who wants to do a complete hysterectomy..
since the ovary burst, I noticesd a sicky sweet discharge odor .. I told the Dr. about it .. she put me on flagyl for 1 week.. It went away in two days .. it is now 1 week after antibiotics finished, and the smell is back ..
I made the connection that although it is really strong now .. since the surgery in Dec I had a mild odor, but frequent baths kept it in check.. now the smell is terrible 2 hrs after a shower
DOES ANY ONE KNOW WHAT MRSA SMELLS LIKE?
also .. could I have it in my abdomen .. and not be running a fever or have elevated white blood cells? I am scheduled for the hyst.. right after... read more

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Bone MRSA
Posted by Terry cobb
Last Reply May 2, 2016 at 11:34
Started May 2, 2016 at 11:34
My foot doctors said this a common staph bacteria the best way to treat
it right now is to look at your body daily. KNOW what's happening if you
see a sore get into doc immediately. I still think we need to PH test
out urine know our numbers treat with baking soda.get your preand
probiotics in line and start a regimine of C-Silver know what is safe
yet efffective PPM to start out at. If any one would comment on all
these #'s PH BETWEEN 5.? & 5. PPM. FOR COL-SILVER I KNOW IT CAN BE FOUND
AS LOW AS 30 BUT I THINK THATS WAY TO LOW FOR SICK PERSON TO GET WELL.

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Why charge for info that is already out there
Posted by Terry cobb
Last Reply May 2, 2016 at 11:13
Started May 2, 2016 at 11:13
Michelle if you had really hit pay dirt and been healed like you claim I
think you would've been toughed on a more meaningful level and want to
heal the world of this disease not let children die because their single
parent can't efford your version of information that's all available on
the internet anyway. Ask for for a love fonation and speak at churches
and schools God will reward you 10 fold for those who can efford will be
made up by those who bless you for saving their lives.God will speak to
their hearts and you will truly reap mwhat is yours.I'm disabled from my
Illnesses but I donate my gift of art freely and I'm a very talented
artist. People are constantly recieving my art free. Freely God has
given to me so freely I will give it back in return. I think peanut has
it right on here they're a health care professional and said you
witholding information to heal people for the all mighty dollar is
immoral and unethical. I just showed you a way to cl... read more

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MRSA or not, I don't know
Posted by Michael Stevens
Last Reply April 28, 2016 at 20:05
Started April 28, 2016 at 20:05
I went to hospital 8 weeks ago for a colonoscopy, after I
developed a boil looking sore where my pant line is to left hand
side, I a couple weeks later developed a chest infection which is
quite bad and have felt terrible with no energy, the boil never
went away in the 7 weeks and looks like the ones in the photo's
for MRSA it continually weeped puss and blood.
I went to the doctors 6 days ago and said I wanted to be checked
for MRSA and doc gave me a biological swab to gather puss from
boil which I did, the doctor put me on a 7 day course of
Flucloxacil 500mg so have one day to finish course.
I phoned the doctors today for results, the woman on the phone
said the swab results were Staph Aureus and if you think the boil
is not healing or still have concerns then call back and make an
appointment with the doctor, the boil is starting to heal but
still have this terrible chest infection and constant coughing and
feeling drained of all energy.

I really do... read more

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Mrsa
Posted by John
Last Reply April 19, 2016 at 05:33
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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I hate doctors
Posted by robert
Last Reply April 19, 2016 at 05:28
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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MSSA infection
Posted by Vic B
Last Reply April 9, 2016 at 17:36
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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Re-occuring MRSA infection in Sinuses
Posted by Jeanne
Last Reply March 25, 2016 at 08:39
Started August 13, 2005 at 02:33
In Sept. 2003 I had nasal surgery to "clear" out the sinuses, this was due to re-occuring sinus infections. After the surgery site (cut above my tooth and into my sinuses) did not heal, I was started on week after week of antibiotics. At that time the culture was Serratia Marcences, which eventually cultured MRSA. I left the ENT that did the surgery, have gone to 2 other ENT Doctors with both of them telling me I have to have more sinus surgery. Now - anyone that has this problem-can you tell me (sorry- but this is gonna sound gross!!) my goo that comes out now is a really nasty sticky greenish, sometimes lime green, smells and tastes bad and also stings my nose to the point of my eyes watering...almost like it is toxic!! I told my Infectious Disease Dr. and she was pretty upset that the other doctors have not cultured it yet. So, I go on Monday (8-15-05) to get my nose cultured again...I was wondering if anyone else has had this happen to them..Thanks!! Jeanne

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