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can he sleep anymore??
Posted by linda
Last Reply December 24, 2012 at 01:43
Started November 14, 2012 at 16:45
My son, age 39, has repeatedly had mrsa along with his 5 year old daughter. The level of fatigue that he is experiencing now is unbelievable! He just went to work at 8:30 a.m. and had to come home from a meeting because he was falling asleep. This is an ongoing problem that is affecting his marriage, children and his general well-being. There have been countless doctors seen to get some insight on how he and his family can be helped but to no avail. Does anyone have any good suggestions about who to contact so they can get on a path of recovery? Help!!!!!

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What to do to stop the itching?
Posted by Carl
Last Reply December 24, 2012 at 01:41
Started November 26, 2012 at 04:14
I have MRSA. The lesions on my back and arms itch so much. I believe these lesions might clear up if I could stop scratching. The Dr. at the VA has me taking several different prescriptions. None of them work. I wake up with bed sheets covered with blood and the lesions never heal. I get a new soar almost every day. I'm soaking in a hot tub of bleach water as prescribed by the VA dermatologist and still no relief.

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mrsa carrier
Posted by sue
Last Reply December 24, 2012 at 01:39
Started December 6, 2012 at 19:19
my husband had major surgery end of september this year. My father has just tested positive for MRSA (is using the wash etc). Do we need to take any precautions for my husband before he has contact with my father?

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Posted by Doreen
Last Reply December 21, 2012 at 22:44
Started December 2, 2012 at 03:12
My husband has had surgery to his leg and was discharged from hospital three weeks ago.He has a large wound which is just not healing.Nurses are coming in every day to change the dressings ...sometimes twice a day.His leg is very swollen and red, and he is in a lot of pain. In the last couple of days I have been extremely worried about the changes to his whole personality. He is constantly drowsy, confused and showing definite signs of memory loss. Tonight, there were two occasions when his speech was slurred, and his balance wobbly.Please advise me because I am worried that he may have MRSA

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Posted by Carl
Last Reply December 21, 2012 at 22:28
Started November 30, 2012 at 17:55
The dermatologist at the VA hospital suggested that I soak in hot bleach water, to help relieve the MRSA lesions. This is not working. Does this work for anyone else. The VA has prescribed Minocycline Hydrochloride two 50mg twice each day, Mupirocin Ointment USP 2%, and Fluocinonide Cream USP 0.05%. I have stoped getting refills on the two creams. Mupirocin burns and increases the itching, and the other cream has no effect. I have used everything the doctor prescribes for years now, and nothing is working. Does anyone have a suggestion.

Also, I've lost 70 lbs this past year. Some of my meds. say that weight loss is a side effect. People say I'm looking good. My response to the complement yesterday was "death becomes me". Should I be concerned about the weight loss. Is weight loss caused by MRSA.

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MRSA is it on the rise???
Posted by Zoodays365
Last Reply November 26, 2012 at 07:15
Started November 26, 2012 at 07:15
I am very concerned about this. I am told I am contagious and could
spread the infection to anyone by skin contact. I was given morphine in
ER with Zofran for my nausea, Benadryl, for my allergic reaction. Which
this outbreak is very painful and has many other symptoms as well. I
know this new superbug has a lot of people scared. But does anyone know
where it all started from?

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Posted by MARGARET
Last Reply November 23, 2012 at 10:21
Started March 17, 2005 at 16:33

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Family has MRSA, can I visit them?
Posted by robo
Last Reply November 23, 2012 at 08:08
Started November 23, 2012 at 08:08
My father and step mother both had to go to the hospital last year. My father had a heart attack and my step mother had a panic attack. Both tested positive for MRSA and we had to wear protective disposable covering when we entered their hospital rooms. They are back home and are do not have a very clean home. They get very upset when we try to talk about their health and living conditions. They go to stores and doctor appointments and do not seem to have to do any thing special. Here are my questions:
Do they still have MRSA?
How do I visit them?
Should I avoid going there for holiday meals?
Is there a potable test kit I can use around them without being obvious I am checking for MRSA?

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After effects MRSA
Posted by Jlvngstn
Last Reply November 11, 2012 at 13:31
Started November 11, 2012 at 13:31
I am starting a blog to discuss the after effects of MRSA (i was
colonized 3 years ago) I have my first post up today and will be
posting on diet, exercise, living with the effects, and want you to
know YOU ARE NOT ALONE. With diet, exercise, limiting stress and no
longer feeling you are ALONE, you can manage this awful disease.

Join me and share, let's learn to live and love again...

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how i stopped mrsa
Posted by lisa c
Last Reply November 11, 2012
Started November 9, 2012 at 15:49
I knew i had mrsa and spent hours online researching. I had a bad case of it and was
in lots of pain. I tried several home remedies and nothing worked. I knew if i took
antibiotics it would heal me but then it would return after stopping the medicine
because i read it from too many people online. I came up with a plan. I ordered 2
bottles of stabilized allicin liquid and set them aside. Then i went to the Dr and he
gave me bactrim with tetracycline. The day after i took my last dose of antibiotics i
immediately started taking the allicin liquid. I have not had another breakout since.
Ir has been about 6 months now. I still do a maintenance dose of allicin liquid about
once per week just in case. Hope this helps someone.

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MRSA caught in French hospital
Posted by Suzanne
Last Reply November 5, 2012 at 19:28
Started November 5, 2012 at 19:28
My husband had surgery in Limoges hospital under local anaesthetic,the
doctor cleaned the wound site and then opened up the packs for the
equipment at 20.00 and he was left on the operating table until
23.50. The surgeon did not wear a mask. I was asked to leave despite
speaking French and being a retired nurse and a Psychologist.My
husband does not speak French and they wanted to practice their
English on him. I was not given adequate dressings and was told to
dress the wound everyday for 28 days. I was only given one dressing
pack and had to scrounge some from the local old folks home. Within 10
days the wound became infected, after the course of antibiotics he was
given by the hospital had finished. We returned to the hospital and
they would not given him more antibiotics. They weren't prepared to
swab the wound. A local GP suspected MRSA and gave him some
antibiotics. However he needed more when we came home, when the MRSA
was Confirmed.In total he h... read more

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Pacemaker with MRSA
Posted by Jen
Last Reply November 4, 2012 at 02:01
Started May 1, 2008 at 10:38
My father has mrsa in his pacemaker. The cardiac surgeon took it out and cleaned it well. Prior to this he was on Vancomycin which will be for a total of 8 weeks, then he will be on oral antibiotics for life.

The MRSA is back, and he has a hole at the pacemaker site.

Has anyone ever heard of this cleaning procedure on any foreign body for mrsa?

I don't know what we will do for him. He was septic in Nov. and after 10 weeks of vacomycin he was negative. Now it is in the pacemaker. He is not septic. He could not tolerate a new pacemaker on the other side of his chest.

Has anyone been through this??

Thank you

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The legacy of MRSA
Posted by Eddy Pearce
Last Reply October 27, 2012 at 08:45
Started January 18, 2005 at 13:25
My father had a heart by-pass operation about 5 years ago and while in hospital he contracted MRSA. He stayed in hospital for around 6 weeks following the operation and after a series of anti-biotic courses the infection which affected his legs (from where the veins for the by-pass operation had been removed) cleared up and he was signed out of hospital.

In October last year he was out walking and his achilles tendon snapped on his left leg. He went to hospital and the leg was put into a cast - a day or so later the leg began to swell enormously so he went back and was told that chances were that his MRSA had become active again and was targetting the weak leg. After a further course of various anti-biotics and anti-inflamatories the leg healed and at the end of December the cast was removed.

1 week later his achilles tendon on his right leg snapped and the process has started again.....

After much enquiry he finally managed to get one of the doctors at the hospital to admi... read more

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Any links with dementia?
Posted by Maureen
Last Reply October 21, 2012 at 05:16
Started September 7, 2005 at 16:18
My father-in-law was admitted to Kings Mill Hospital in Mansfield about two months ago after falling and burning his arm and head on the central heating pipes he landed on. We live in Leeds and my sister-in-law, who is his main carer, was on holiday at the time so my husband went over for a week to stay near to his dad. After he left to return to work we were phoning the hospital twice a day to make sure he was well and were continually told that he was improving until one day, when I asked about a specialist nurse who they told me was changing his dressings and the nurse on the phone started hesitating because I had asked if he needed a specialist nurse because of the burns and she reluctantly told me that he had contracted MRSA. Naturally I was frightened by this but I was also very angry as it had been 3 days before this that this nurse had been mentioned, so he had obviously had the infection for at least that long yet we were not informed. Since then his mental health seems to ... read more

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Panton-Valentine leukocidin (PVL)
Posted by Rosie
Last Reply October 15, 2012 at 19:38
Started October 15, 2012 at 19:38
Hi all!

I just wanted to discuss my story will everyone because i'm so happy
that people have shared their own.

At the beginning of this year (2012) I was only 19, never been into
hospital for any surgery, the only reason I would be in there was in
case I needed to see the doctors when the GP wasn't open. In the end
on January, I started to to get really tied and weak, and then
suddenly I had a boil under my arm the size of a golf ball. I just
started my new apprenticeship job and it would be difficult to sleep
and move because of the pain. My GP sent me to A&E to have it lanced.
By this time I had two more near my leg but smaller (thank
God!)However this was just the beginning of it all.

My GP thought it was MRSA, however by May, I have been off work 3
times, all for a week because of the pain when they develop. One of
them was so big it cross my hip all the way along to the middle of my
spine, and it was about 5 inches up my back. I couldn't walk, ... read more

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mrsa help
Posted by annette
Last Reply October 13, 2012 at 22:08
Started October 13, 2012 at 22:08
hi i was diagnosed with mrsa after i had an abcess removed and drained 3 months ago. i had to use an antibacterial wash and put cream in my nose. the virus is in my wound and they now say it might go when it heals, or it might not.what will happen if it dose,nt, and that they cant treatment for any infections i might get, why not ,does any one know? im also an insulin dependant diabetic and aged 46.

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MRSA on Cervix
Posted by LD
Last Reply October 7, 2012 at 22:09
Started July 13, 2011
I was just diagnosed today with a MRSA infection on my cervix. I am being treated with Tetracycline for 7 days. It was found quite by accident, and my doctor was at a loss for words, as she had never seen MRSA on the cervix before. I don't even know where to begin with questions - how serious is this? Can I transmit it to my kids? Am I on the right medication? I have no real symptoms, except some abdominal pain which prompted the doctor's visit. Does that mean it was caught early? Has anyone had it on their cervix before????? thanks so much for the help. I am exhausted from worrying.

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what are you after risks of mrsa
Posted by jon
Last Reply October 7, 2012 at 22:08
Started September 29, 2012 at 01:54
i am 29 had my 1st Abscess 3 monthes ago and its almost healed now. it had alote of fulid and was really really red .what are my risk now? it healed fast,they put me on antibiotics fast.they say now iam a carrier.
and they say i am fine now they never tested any more .what doesw thls open me to

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Do I have it?
Posted by Madeline
Last Reply September 20, 2012 at 01:05
Started December 28, 2006
1) I'm not sick, no fever, have had flu like symtoms occasionally. 2) Have had continuous boil outbreaks since September 06. As soon as one heals, another pops up. 3) Boils have been on my buttocks, my underarm (with a noxious odor and constant bleeding) and the last 3 have appeared on my neck. From what I've read, it sure SOUNDS like MRSA but I hate going to the doctor and suggesting to him what I have. I have an unused prescription for Cleocin and thought I'd take that first to see what happens. Can you have MRSA and not be sick? I don't remember any cuts, etc., no surgeries. The first one appeared on my buttocks and got severely infected. Boils seem to be genetic in my family and I've had them throughout the years, but nothing like this. HELP!

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Posted by jg
Last Reply August 26, 2012
Started August 26, 2012
I had Mrsa in my leg. I had 2 surgeries and a months worth of antibiotics. Had mynose cultured after two days off the antibiotic and said negative. Now I have a sinus infection two weeks later? any experience with this?

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