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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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Job Security
Posted by Carl
Last Reply March 31, 2017 at 20:59
Started December 5, 2012 at 02:46
Can my employer fire me if I inform them that I have MRSA. I Know I should tell them, I do not want to infect any one else, but I'm afraid this could lead to my termination. I have already moved out of my home, so as not to infect my wife and son. I need to keep my job. I am the sole support for my family. Does any one out there know if people infected with MRSA are protected from employment discrimination, as are those infected with AIDS?

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vaginal mrsa
Posted by sandra burkett
Last Reply March 22, 2017 at 21:00
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 and PSEUDOMONAS
Posted by SILVERLUCIAN
Last Reply March 17, 2017 at 23:11
Started June 9, 2007 at 16:22
l have now got a supra pubic catheter as l am spinal injured. l have had mrsa in my urine for months with out any treatment, l had to use the Hdrex scrub and cream and powder before my operation which was in May. The nurses are coming into dress my wound every day still and took a swab, now l have been told l have mrsa and Pseudomonas. My gp has given my Erythomycin 250mg 4x day plus more Hydrex and Bactroban. l am a diabetic type 2, and not feeling very well at all also getting a bit scared of keep catching this bug.Does anyone know what the treatment is for the Pseudomonas please. l have to go back to the hospital at the end of this month to get my s/p changed and l am dreading it. l feel so angry and upset.

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PVL+ MRSA carriers?
Posted by Gaz
Last Reply February 24, 2017 at 08:14
Started December 7, 2016 at 02:51
Hi

I've been suffering recurrent soft tissue infections and am struggling to
understand what's going on so just thought I'd reach out for info from anyone
who can help please! i'll share my experience as well but the full detail is
difficult to cover.

Essentially have had a nightmare identifying this disease initially after being
hospitalised but have now had a diagnosis of PVL+ MRSA coming up to two
years. I've managed to decolonise successfully only once three months ago
but I just came out of urgent surgery for abscess removal and I'm keen to talk
with others re how to eradicate this and share what's worked/what's not.

Dr's have now put me on x2 antibiotics: rifadin & trimethoprim after I kicked
off when for the millionth time they threw Flucloxacillin at me even though
earlier tests thev'e done show resistance to this. They eventually phoned the
microbio dept. when I was in hospital and they advised the above regime.

I found the below govt. le... read more

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Scientist in Danger
Posted by Scared to give a name
Last Reply February 19, 2017 at 13:35
Started June 21, 2005 at 11:25
I prefer not to give my name. I was sent this by e-mail -not J.Harper. It may explain WHY people will NOT support efforts to find cures. Ministers may be frightened too.

Make your own judgements who or what organisations may be behind all these strange deaths.

Money plays a big part in but also Governmental experimentation with bacteria is a link.
Scared


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Now 88 Dead Scientists

And Microbiologists

Compiled By Mark J. Harper
mjharper712@hotmail.com
Updated June 16, 2005
6-16-5

While some of these deaths may be purely coincidental and seem to pose no connection, many of these deaths are highly suspicious and appear not to be random acts of violence. Many are just plain murders.
If you see any incorrect dates or errors, please provide me with accurate information, Thank you!
Peace, Mark
Marconi Scientists Mystery
In the 1980,s over two dozen science graduates ... read more

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PHAGE THERAPY
Posted by BELL
Last Reply February 18, 2017 at 05:23
Started April 22, 2010 at 23:07
The Phage Center may claim 95% success rate with treating impossible to cure
infections.

The one in Georgia is most famous.
Georgia seems to have an agency in Tijuana, Mexico
You also have a Phage clinic in Poland.
And a few in Russia.

http://www.phagetherapycenter.com/pii/PatientServlet?
command=static_about&language=0

http://www.phagetherapycenter.com/pii/PatientServlet?
command=static_ptwhitepapers&language=0

Type: Phage therapy or Phage center plus the country you look for.

Costs are between $4000 and $7000 without flight and accommodation and treatment
takes often about four weeks.

Inform yourself about this type highly successful treatment if you are in danger.
Most (also terminally ill declared) patients return cured.
Only few need to return for a follow up.

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MRSA after Semen Test from Vaginal
Posted by Rosy Betun
Last Reply February 10, 2017 at 12:39
Started February 10, 2017 at 12:39
I got Rash like pimple on perineum area i have taken it as a nornal
Dis happens after intercorse and after Periods bleeding get stopped but after a week it goes away.
these started in 2015, as it looked nornal then in 2016 Aug i had bumps painless on full vaginal area without pain and looked life watery doctor called (Sypllines). with VDRL Postive and HIV Negative.Doctor advised for Pencilin 1.2m on Both Butts with antibiotics it went away after testing the VDRL in 2016 Dec after 3 MOnths it was non Reactive we felt happy and thought it got cured but when the Rashes like Pimples seems to be from 2 to 4 Painful after touching are reacurring every time since 2015 other doctor tested Semen Swab Test and Found MRSA in 2017 Feb
Suggest with FAS 3 Kit For 7 Weeks then 15 Days ones then 1 month (Full Corse)With Clingen Forte to be used inside Vanigal and Bectrium for 10 days Twice a Day along with Ocuvir 400 DT with Pencilline for 7 Weeks once a Week for 7 time.
Plssssssssssssssssssss... read more

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MRSA in the lungs
Posted by Mia
Last Reply January 26, 2017 at 22:04
Started July 10, 2004 at 21:03
My father has had recurring episodes of MRSA in his lungs for two years now, he's at the moment just coming into the third week of his stay in hospital this time round. The Vancomycin seems to ward the bacteria off for a while but it always comes back (usually after approx 6 weeks). I see so much on the news and in the papers about MRSA in open wounds but have seen nothing about it internally. Does anyone else have any experience of this? Any info would be greatly appreciated!

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Spinal MRSA
Posted by Bill Specht
Last Reply November 24, 2016 at 11:40
Started August 7, 2010 at 16:57
In March I was diagnosed with MRSA at T-12 of my spine. It was located in the lymph nodes. I am allergic to vancomycin so I was put on an IV combo of zyvox and Daptomycin. Two needle aspirations were unsuccessful. Surgery was done to "clean out" the infection. Initially all was well, however, the MRSA returned. This time it is anterior and right of L-1. Apparently either the needle attempts or the surgery damaged nerves that inervate my abdominal muscle and I now have bulging, untoned muscles increasing my waist size by no less than 3 inches. I have constant pain in my back. The most recent MRI showed 3 pockets of infection. The ID doctor discontinued the Zyvox and now I receive 100ml of daptomycin daily. If you have any information that might help please email me at williamfspecht@yahoo.com


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MRSA and Toxic Shock Syndrome
Posted by lizz
Last Reply November 24, 2016 at 11:36
Started August 5, 2007 at 04:41
Hi, my six year old son Adam has just spent five weeks in hospitial and has had MRSA for the 3rd time.Each time contracted in hospitial.

He also developed Sceptic Shock then Toxic Shock Syndrome as a complication of the MRSA in his blood.
He was admitted on 27th June and got home on 3rd August.Here is a bit off background info on Adam.

Adam was born prematurely, at 25 weeks gestation weighing 1 pound 14 ounces and has mutiple health problems including severe cerebal palsy and chronic lung disease and is on home oxygen.
Adam had grade 4 bilateral intraventricular brain hemmriges at 2 days old and was not expected to survive, grade 3 causes severe disability, grade 4 normally results in death. This resulted in him having hydracephlaus so instead of his Spinal Fluid leaving the brain area, it stayed due to blockage and caused fluid on the brain, and he had a vp shunt (Ventricular Peritonial,so fuid drained from the brain through pipeing under the skin to his lower tummy cavi... read more

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Get rid of MRSA
Posted by Teresa
Last Reply November 13, 2016 at 20:13
Started June 3, 2011 at 23:30
Hi, I have been reading so much on the MRSA Staph infections and there is something you need to know. First of all, all of this craziness with people telling others what to buy... Hibaclens, books on how to rid yourself of MRSA, etc.. We all have staph on our skin and you can get rid of MRSA for good. My name is Teresa. My granddaughter, whom I was caring for at the time, was 2 years old when she got MRSA and I fought it for almost 2 years. In that time many different doctors put her on all different types of antibiotics, I was told to buy certain items too, probiotics, Hibaclens, etc. I threw out all bath toys, sterilized the house, everyday! I must have spent at least $5,000.00 dollars in that 2 years trying to rid her of it. She was close to death and I had to take things into my own hands or lose my 4 year old granddaughter. I went to her pediatrician, again, and insisted that he put her on sulfa antibiotics, he explained how dangerous they were, especially for a 4 year old. I k... read more

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Developing MRSA while currently on Bactrim?
Posted by Elsie
Last Reply November 13, 2016 at 04:32
Started November 13, 2016 at 04:28
I developed a boil in late July that went
from what I thought was a tiny bug bite to
rather large sore in 3 days. I didn't even
think it was a boil because it was always
open (like a cut). It tested positive for
MRSA ofcourse, and I was put on Bactrim
for 10 days (2x a day) and it seemingly
went away. In the first of September , i
developed another boil right next to the
scar from the first one. This one was also
"open" (it didn't need to come to a head )
and also went from 0-100 in 3 days. I
again tested positive for MRSA and i was
again placed on Bactrim for 10 days 2 a
day. As this was a more serious case, i
was also given 3 months of refills at a
maintenance dose (1 a day ).
Now in mid-november, i have rapidly
developed another boil in the same area.
What are the chances it is MRSA if i am
currently on bactrin, and have been for
around 2 months? I know MRSA came about by
becoming immune to regular antibiotics,
could this have possi... 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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My Simple Cure for MRSA
Posted by Robert P
Last Reply October 20, 2016 at 19:07
Started October 20, 2016 at 16:52
What I am about to say is the truth, so help me God. I contracted
MRSA about 5-6 years ago. I think I got it during bladder surgery
that I had done. After I had healed from the surgery, I noticed
several small red pimples growing under my right arm, which I
thought was unusal. Within a few days, they had grown to walnut
size, and seemed to be merging. I went to my primary care
physician, who examined them, and immediately sent me to a surgeon
who had an office in the same building. After examining my
growths, he scheduled me for surgery the very next day. At this
point, neither my primary care physician or the surgeon identified
what the growths were. They were removed, and left a huge hole
under my arm, which took several months to completely fill in and
heal.

A few weeks after my surgery, I noticed a growth starting up in my
calf, that started growing very fast - same as what I had under my
arm. I went back to my primary care physician who after so... read more

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MRSA IS RUINING MY LIFE-LOOKING FOR CURES
Posted by daniellefromUSA
Last Reply October 19, 2016 at 16:34
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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Extreme joint pain after mrsa
Posted by Jim
Last Reply October 11, 2016 at 04:01
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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