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Too Terrified
Posted by linda mccafferty
Last Reply December 14, 2009 at 22:15
Started December 14, 2009 at 22:15

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Complications of mrsa in lung
Posted by D
Last Reply December 13, 2009 at 14:27
Started December 12, 2009
I was admitted to hospital with pneumonia 4 years ago. But they found it difficult to diagnose at first and they sent me home
Then the next day, they contacted me asking me to return immediately as i had suspected pneumonia

By this time i was running a fever of 40 degrees and could barely breath

They then done an endoscopy to my stomach, lungs etc. to see if they could find any sign of infection

They said i had a little fluid in my lungs and was put on anti biotic drip for 5days

2 days after that endoscopy, i became terribly ill and couldnt breathe at all or even lie down with the pain in my back. They discovered i had mrsa and done a sputum and found it in my lungs

I got several abcesses on both lungs and had to get lungs drained but im sure the endoscopy gave me the mrsa

The doctors were considering major surgery after a week when litres of puss were drained and no sign of recovery

I came really close to not making it as my lungs were so messed up and operati... read more

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Posted by linda mccafferty
Last Reply December 8, 2009 at 22:23
Started December 8, 2009 at 22:11
Well done , you are doing the people of Scotland proud .........

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memory problems
Posted by lucy
Last Reply December 6, 2009 at 23:58
Started December 6, 2009 at 03:23
i was diagnosed with msra 3 weeks ago ,Ive been on 2 antibiotics my wound has healed fine but Im just so tired all the time and i hurt all over and Ithink it may be effecting my mind .Ive asked my husband questions and ask him the same thing again over and over Im really worried .Icalled my daughter because i forgot that Ihad just talked to her 30 minutes ago.has anyone else experienced this?

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Filthy Wards
Posted by linda mccafferty
Last Reply November 29, 2009 at 17:42
Started November 28, 2009

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Posted by EMILY
Last Reply November 26, 2009 at 17:25
Started November 26, 2009 at 16:27

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Posted by PAUL WHALE
Last Reply November 25, 2009 at 21:51
Started November 25, 2009 at 16:47
There has been a rise in babies contracting MRSA in hospitals. Evidence from experts has clearly stated that MRSA can live in foam for literally years. All advice tell us that do not re-use your cot mattress 'one baby - one mattress'. This is good advice from the professionals who know. The neo-natal mattresses in Hospitals are PVC cover foam. The PVC can crack and harbour bacteria and the foam can allow the bacteria to last for years. How oftendo these neo-natal mattresses get renewed? How many babies have been on the mattress in the maternity wards?

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help me anyone!
Posted by lisa
Last Reply November 24, 2009 at 23:03
Started August 2, 2005 at 17:58
My name is lisa and Im 26. I started with 1 tic bite so I think. Now I have them all over and I feel as if Im going crazy and want to kill myself. I was a very outgoing person and now I don't come out of my room. I've seen different doctors and the all say it's allergies, scabbies, pinworms,I dont get the correct answer. Ive been on different medications but my sickness gets worse everyday. I went to this one dr. who told me I have MRSA. Because of my medical Insurance she reffered me to another DR. which Im going to see today. She told me that I dont have Anxiety that it's seem like the bacteria has gone to my heart and thats the reason why I have such a high heart rate. Im really scared and dont know whats next. Everyone things I have, Aids, thats I do drugs and it's understandible because of how I act but its not me its the bacteria. I see animals coming out of my wounds I even though I was going crazy.Please if anyone has gone through this let me know. I want to know what my ris... read more

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National Filth Service
Posted by linda mccafferty
Last Reply November 24, 2009 at 19:18
Started November 24, 2009 at 15:46

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mrsa in system need surgery can't get
Posted by carol
Last Reply November 21, 2009 at 23:08
Started November 21, 2009 at 19:33
had hip replacement in mar 09, all went very well
caught whooping cough, pneumonia, MRSA in may 09-from someone who didn't know had whooping cough until i got and made person get test--positive. they had been coughing before i got
other hip went suddenly in may 09--need hip replacement in other hip
no mrsa in replaced hip
see infectious doctor all the time. he does tests regularly, which picked up MRSA again in aug 09. medicine again.
my back also has very advanced degenerative disease--told ready to go anytime
WHAT TO DO, lay in bed most of the time, as i do, doing only basic necessities????

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The saddness of it all
Posted by linda mccafferty
Last Reply November 21, 2009 at 19:56
Started November 20, 2009 at 01:40

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Breakthrough in battle
Posted by linda mccafferty
Last Reply November 20, 2009 at 01:44
Started November 20, 2009 at 01:44

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death cert
Posted by tas
Last Reply November 19, 2009 at 17:21
Started February 22, 2008 at 16:14
could someone please teel me why MRSA isnt put down on the death cert as a contributary cause of death?

i just recived my mums death cert and i couldnt believe that there was no mention of MRSA!!!!

they put down bronchopneumonia as cause of death.
needless to say i am hopping mad, and am sending off for a full copy of the coroners report.

i KNOW my mum had MRSA when she died!
so why is there no mention of this?
does this happen all the time?

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More Death's
Posted by linda mccafferty
Last Reply November 10, 2009 at 18:34
Started November 10, 2009 at 18:34

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Good News for USA !!!
Posted by linda mccafferty
Last Reply November 9, 2009 at 17:14
Started November 9, 2009 at 16:58
Tony Field, our Chairperson, and his wife, Barbara, have offered to come to USA to head-up a campaign against MRSA overseas!!! This is such great news for the USA! He is also in the process of writing another booklet to address issues specific to CA-MRSA. Copies of "MRSA - A Patients Defence" by Tony Field are available by post now in US. If you'd like a copy, please e-mail your address to
Any inquiries and/or suggestions about speaking engagements in USA can be posted here or e-mailed to
Let's work together to make Tony and Barbara's trip as fruitful as possible in the battle against preventable infections. Many, many thanks to Tony and Barbara for all your efforts and support!!!

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coquencidence or what
Posted by linda mccafferty
Last Reply November 9, 2009 at 17:13
Started November 9, 2009 at 17:12
Reported in the newspapers today is something that is very interesting on this forum we have many people coming on with after effects (aftermath) after being infected with mrsa . many have now been diagnosed with diabetes my mother was one of them . scentists have reported that babies born through caesarean section have a 20% higher chance of becoming insulin-dependent diabetics in childhood according to researchers .
Although the reason for the link is not clear, scientists believe exposure to hospital bacteria may be involved !!! is it a coquencidence that many people are reporting feeling poorly after contracting mrsa or what ?

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Campaigners ......what next .
Posted by linda mccafferty
Last Reply November 9, 2009 at 17:04
Started November 9, 2009 at 17:04
This is an article about mrsa rates .......$1334315.htm

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For mrsa sufferers
Posted by linda mccafferty
Last Reply November 9, 2009 at 17:01
Started November 9, 2009 at 17:01
Started by Phil Posted: June 15, 2005 at 11:47

Hi People

My wife passed away in intensive care with MRSA Sepsis after a long unexpectant stay in hospital.
She did have MRSA Spesis 2 months earlier to dying and pulled through with very intensive treatment.
Unfortunatly it took her the 2nd time.

My question is, myself and my children where obviously in close contact with her during her MRSA illness, and since I have found that I have a boil/spot that will not heal properly (5 months), it keeps coming back. Any cuts I get take a lot longer to heal over. I also get a sore nose/scab every now and again on one nostril.

I know that about 1 in 3 carry the MRSA on there skin, and I assuming that I have this problem after the close contact with my late wife.

I am worried about taking any sort of antibiotics to clear my skin, in case it makes the strain more resistant, like the Vancomycin resistant strain.

I understand that there is a new medication, a pil, begins wi... read more

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mrsa conjunctivitis for over one year
Posted by Susan
Last Reply November 4, 2009 at 06:48
Started September 17, 2006 at 20:15
As a private duty RN I care for a bedridden lady, severly debilitated after several hemorrhagic strokes. For over one year we have fought this infection with ophthalmic drops according to the culture reports. antibiotics suppress it, but the infection alsys returns between two weeks and two months. Is there a reccommended length of therapy for vancomycin drops? Should we use it along with another kind of drop as well? We used vanc. fro 28 days the last time. Please help. I can find no resources with her physician and pharmacists I have contacted.

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I survived
Posted by linda mccafferty
Last Reply November 2, 2009 at 14:45
Started November 2, 2009 at 14:45

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