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Opportunity to Share Your Story
Posted by Marisa Browning-Kamins
Last Reply October 30, 2017 at 21:34
Started October 30, 2017 at 21:34
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MRSA and Cancer sufferer
Posted by Marjorie Clare
Last Reply October 30, 2017 at 15:15
Started June 15, 2005 at 09:01
My mother-in-law was diagnosed with a breast bone tumour last October and has been progressively getting more and more ill over the last few months. In April she was admitted to hospital and her lung was aspirated and a drain attached to drain fluid that was building up. She became extremely ill during this process and we were told that she had had an infection for which they were administering antibiotics intravenously. She recovered and they sent her home from hospital considerably weakened and having lost weight.

Three weeks later she went to see her consultant and was immediatley admitted back into hospital. They carried out a further aspiration in order to drain off more fluid, which was required to be sent to a bigger hospital in the nearest city.

She was then transferred to the bigger city hospital and a CT scan carried out on Friday 3 June. On Monday 6 June the family was gathered together by the consultant and told that there was nothing more he could do to hel... read more

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Long Term Effects of MRSA
Posted by Holli
Last Reply October 26, 2017 at 23:59
Started March 8, 2005 at 21:35
Hi,
I am 39 years old and contracted MRSA after an appendectomy 8 years ago. At first they had no idea what was wrong with me and screwed around giving me one worthless antibiotic after another. Then one of the smarter quacks decided they should culture it and find out exactly what I had. Viola! MRSA. Another surgery to drain infected site and 28 days in quarantine with vanco drip and rifampin cocktails were the prescribed cure. I was eventually released with a central line to administer vanco at home for another 14 days along with the rifampin and a visiting nurse who came twice a day to pack my wound. (woo hoo) After completeing my vanco at home I was told I was CURED! But, in retrospect, without a blood test how could they have come to this conclusion? So began my odessey!

First, it was a spot on the back of my leg that went completly numb. Then that leg swelled. Back to the hospital for doppler to make sure it wasn't a blood clot. I was told they had no idea why my leg ... read more

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Chronic MRSA Sinus infections
Posted by Marin
Last Reply October 18, 2017 at 03:27
Started November 4, 2011 at 06:28
I have been having sinus problems since Aug 2008 after a flight home from Mexico. I now am recovering from my 4th sinus surgery done just 10 weeks ago. I had it done by Dr Roy Casiano from University of Miami. So far I think he did a great job, I haven't breathed this well in 2.5 years. I took Bactrim 3 weeks after this surgery, then Avelox for 2 weeks and Clindamycin for 2 weeks with bactroban sinus rinses mixed with saline in a neilmed bottle. They thought that I would be merely "colonized" after finishing all antibiotics that but the green, sticky/gooey nasal drainage returned right away. I cultured positive for MRSA yesterday and I am devastated. I think this MRSA has been there since my second surgery. I have lived on antibiotics July of 2009 and taken more steroids than I can recall. I started having this problem 3 years ago and averaged surgery every 9 months since the end of 2008. Now I have to choose between taking Zyvox orally 600mg twice a day with Rifampin 300mg twice d... read more

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MRSA - diagnoses too late
Posted by Chloe
Last Reply October 17, 2017 at 23:04
Started October 17, 2017 at 23:04
My dad died at the age of 54 of MRSA on 26th September 2017. He was otherwise
healthy but had had a small procedure. They caught it too late. I told the nurses
and doctors that he wasn't very lucid DAYS before he passed. They didn't listen.
Once he got a temperature, they took some bloods and realised his liver and
kidneys had been failing for a while. But they still didn't know why. It wasn't until
his blood pressure dropped so low that they had to put him on life support in ICU
that they found the MRSA. But it was too late. His liver toxin counts were about 8
and his other organs were failing.

We made the decision to withdraw his blood pressure treatment and he passed
away.

The post mortem found the mrsa infection in his heart. They don't know how it
got in there. All that it says on his death certificate is multi-organ failure and
staph.

I know it's only been three weeks but I'm so traumatised and full of guilt for not
making the doctors listen to ... read more

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Long term MRSA
Posted by Warren Tune
Last Reply October 1, 2017 at 07:41
Started October 1, 2017 at 07:23
Hi all, very glad I found this website.

I'm going to get straight to the point. I have had ongoing MRSA
infections for the past 8 years, it started off at eczema which
escelated to staph infections (in my infant years) which became a
very stubborn and aggressive MRSA infections for the remainder and
possibly future of my life.

Previous infection sites include :
Feet, hands, neck, nostrils, pilonidal sinus, throat

Current infection sites include :
Feet, nostrils&sinus, heart, lungs, kidneys, bladder and another
pilonidal sinus

I have been battling for a very long time with IV antibiotics and
antibiotics which have been an absolute onslaught for my body and I
just cannot cope with taking medications anymore, they leave me
feeling like total ****.

My severe MRSA infection of the throat was 3 years ago, my throat
swelled up to almost 3x it's size, I was in a heavily altered state,
lost 35kg over 2 weeks mainly due to lack of eating and drinking,
fa... read more

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PVL+ MRSA carriers?
Posted by Gaz
Last Reply September 28, 2017 at 09:14
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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book MRSA Secrets Revealed
Posted by Colin
Last Reply September 28, 2017 at 08:53
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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s toilet paper use cause inhospital infections
Posted by zisis
Last Reply September 23, 2017 at 15:07
Started September 23, 2017 at 15:07
IS TOILET PAPER USE RELATED TO VAGINA- URINARY - ACQIRED HOSPITAL
INFECTIONS- FOOD MICROBIAL CONTAMINATION ? ( or, do you belong,
not knowing it, to those that disperse around the E. COLI ?)
When somebody is using t. paper to wipe up, the cleaning is
incomplete. A feces layer remains, which soon IS DRIED out and is
VAPORIZED, so dangerous microbes overwhelm the near organs,
especially in females (one to two women is having U.T. infection),
and finally contaminate all house objects and naturally our FOOD.
The result is INFECTIONS ARE SPREAD TO FAMILY MEMBERS.
The same and worse it applies to hospital wards, where obviously
weakened patients are unable even to use t. paper. It isn’t
strange that in spite of all efforts up to now, in-hospital
infections are not uncommon. It is imperative for
Health Services and medicals to give a quick and clear answer to
the above question, so more effectively to face microbes at their
SOURCE.


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Does the pain ever go away?
Posted by Lori
Last Reply August 17, 2017 at 04:17
Started August 17, 2017 at 04:17
I am an RN that was diagnosed with MRSA after arm fracture surgery. 8 surgeries
and 9 hospitalizations later, I am now about 6 months post-op. Still on Bactrim
until I have surgery again to remove the plate. It has been a horrible experience. I
am still having continued feelings of unwellness, fatigue and joint pain. For those
of you that have completed treatment for months or years, does the pain and
fatigue ever get better? My doctors don't seem to understand how debilitating
this has been.

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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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MSRA, Hep C, sepsis, bulimic, heart murmur
Posted by Nikki
Last Reply July 6, 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 July 6, 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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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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MRSA caught after c-section
Posted by Joanna Young
Last Reply April 6, 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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Job Security
Posted by Carl
Last Reply March 26, 2017 at 15:40
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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MRSA and PSEUDOMONAS
Posted by SILVERLUCIAN
Last Reply March 17, 2017 at 23:09
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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Does anyone else suffer from MRSA in Bladder?
Posted by Geraldine worried in USA
Last Reply March 7, 2017 at 05:43
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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confused about colonized versus carrier
Posted by Neil
Last Reply February 28, 2017 at 10:23
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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