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Mrsa found by stye
Posted by Fiona
Last Reply January 20, 2018 at 19:16
Started May 29, 2008 at 22:52
I was diagnosed with Mrsa about 3 yrs. ago. wnen I had a terrible stye in my eye. I took an antibiotic for about 2 weeks, then realizing I had a reaction to it. I then learned I was allergic to sulfa. After that I never took anything else. I have never had any boils or more styes, but I have recently for the past 5 months not been feeling well in my head I first thought it was a bad tooth which needed a root canal had that done didn't change a thing. Now 5 months later I'm off work for 2 weeks. the doctor thought it was exhaustion fromm workink I work a 40 job and a part time job. I'm slleeping in every day and getting plenty of sleep, still feeling bad. My heads in a fog I feel tired, I get this metal taste to my mouth . I take allergy meds its not that. Need some help does anyone have these kind of symtoms?

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after effects of MRSA on the body
Posted by David
Last Reply January 8, 2018 at 11:55
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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strange bone and joint pain
Posted by Kitten
Last Reply January 2, 2018 at 12:13
Started February 10, 2007 at 09:58
I have been batteling staph infection since 2001. I have an out break about 2 times a year and it is treated by bactrim and rifampin. After a few doses it goes away. I have an infected spot now on my cheak not any where else. BUT my wrist and elbos hurt very bad. Has anyone had this happen before.

Thanks, Kitten

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To op or not to op
Posted by Patricia
Last Reply December 28, 2017 at 18:57
Started December 28, 2017 at 18:57
I have been told today that I have MSSA and not to worry. To start nasal cream,
Naseptin for 5 days then have hip replacement however after reading so many
horrific stories on this site I wonder should I cancell the operation until swap
comes back clear. I don't have a lot of faith in the medical profession as a whole.
Any advise welcome.

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vaginal mrsa
Posted by sandra burkett
Last Reply December 21, 2017
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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Recovery after major MSRA illness
Posted by Martin
Last Reply December 20, 2017 at 05:24
Started December 20, 2017 at 05:24
My illness started totally out of the blue in late September 2014, with what I thought was a slipped disc, but was in fact an MRSA infection in my spine, which then seeded multiple infection abscesses throughout my body, including in my liver and lungs, but luckily did not reach my brain. My first surgery was a Laminectomy operation on my spine to relieve the pressure build up and clean out all the gunk, and then a second operation a day later to fit drains for the larger abscesses. I was then in the Intensive Care Unit for 10 days, before being transferred to the Infectious Disease Unit (to protect me from catching anything else) for approx 5 weeks, where I received large doses of antibiotics intravenously every 4 hours, to clear up the remaining infections. Luckily I can remember little of the first 3 weeks, due to copious amounts of morphine, but when I came round in the ICU ward, I found it difficult to grasp what had happened and how lucky I was that the brain hadn't been affec... read more

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hallucinations and MRSA
Posted by Pamela Stowasser
Last Reply December 14, 2017 at 18:27
Started June 10, 2007 at 04:33
My Daughter just called. She is in the hosptial in isolation with MRSA. She has been having something like hallucinations since the boils started under her arm. She would close her eyes for a minute and find herself in another setting and start talking to her children that were not there.
Has anyone ever heard of this??
Thanks

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MRSA in the lungs
Posted by Mia
Last Reply December 12, 2017 at 18:57
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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mrsa in blood stream
Posted by teri
Last Reply December 1, 2017
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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MSSA infection
Posted by Vic B
Last Reply November 26, 2017 at 02:08
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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Who is to give us an anwer?
Posted by ZISIS KONTOGOUNIS
Last Reply November 23, 2017 at 09:56
Started November 23, 2017 at 09:56
We, the millions of candidate victims, but also maybe the CAUSE for
it, of Acquired Hospital Infections, or Urinary Tract or other
infections, or food poisoning, are anxious about the verdict of the
now ongoing (?) research project t by Health World Institutes, about
the critical question::
“Is toilet paper use related TO URINARY - ACQUIRED HOSPITAL
INFECTIONS- FOOD MICROBIAL CONTAMINATION, GENERAL INFECTIONS ? Are we
unintentionally disperse around the E. COLI and other microbes?
When somebody is using t. paper to wipe up, the cleaning is
incomplete. An invisible poop film, full of dangerous microbes
remains, which soon is VAPORIZED, so these microbes overwhelm the
near organs, especially in women and soon disperse to all house, and
of course to our food. So it is obvious that hand washing up is not
enough.
The same and worse it applies to hospitals, where patients are
weakened and unable to care about themselves properly. So the often
letha... read more

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MRSA prognosis
Posted by Russ
Last Reply November 13, 2017 at 03:08
Started July 23, 2005 at 22:28
Can anyone tell me what my wifes prognosis might be? She is a healthy 44 yo wh no known health issues prior to back surgery and aquiring this superbug Mrsa. she had surgery on her back june 30th 05 and he wound was not healing and her temp got to 103 and she was in tremendous pain, we had to call an ambulance took her back to st anthony's in okc where she had the surgery they took cultures and her wound was starting to open back up and draining lick crazy. They went back in cleaning the wound to the spine took more cultures and put in 2 drains. they started vancomicin and gentamiacin after surgery. here we are waiting for the cultue results from her spine. what now?

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can anyone tell me the smell of MRSA?
Posted by scard about misdiagnosis
Last Reply November 10, 2017 at 16:36
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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Just diagnosed
Posted by Sarah Louise
Last Reply November 1, 2017 at 02:07
Started November 1, 2017 at 02:07
This aft doc called to say I have mrsa. Have
started antibiotics, nose cream and going
back to pick up body wash tomorrow. Have
had foot and skin on arm conditions for a
long time. Could cold sweats, tiredness and
feeling unwell, be symptoms of mrsa? Thank
you.31kw



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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
Have you recently undergone hip, knee, or spinal fusion surgery?
Did you contract a staph infection?

You are invited to participate in a research study exploring the
patient journey of people who have contracted post-surgical staph
infections.

You may be eligible to participate if:
• You are 50+ years of age
• You underwent a hip replacement, knee replacement, or
spinal fusion procedure within the last year, and contracted a
post-surgical staph infection.
• You are a resident of the United Kingdom or Germany

All participants will be reimbursed £115 to conduct a two-hour
long informational group interview via web conference to discuss
their patient journey. For more information, please contact us at
marisa.browning-kamins@clearviewhcp.com, or at +1 617 614 9675.


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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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MRSA in Hip Joint Replacement
Posted by Vanessa
Last Reply October 28, 2017 at 06:52
Started April 19, 2007 at 10:25
My dad is 60yrs and a couple of months ago had a hip joint replacement. Everything was going really well and the pain disappeared instantly, then one of the dissolvable stitches didn't dissolve and got infected, they started him on antibiotics but after a while it wasn't getting any better and Dad started feeling a bit unwell, temperature etc. They put him into hospital straight away to open the wound and clean it out but found it to be full of pus to the joint and closed it up straight away to await the result of the blood test to find out what it was. Two days later after the first attempt to clean it out they went back in knowing it was MRSA and cleaned it all out, replacing some of the parts of the hip replacement as well. They had already started him on vancomycin and said that everything was looking good after they had cleaned it all up. Six weeks later Dad is still on the vancomycin (part of the way through they realised they weren't giving him enough! and upped his dose... 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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Mr Michael Booker given GMC Warning
Posted by BT
Last Reply October 23, 2017 at 20:39
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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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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