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My Baby
Posted by Tina
Last Reply May 25, 2006 at 07:48
Started May 24, 2006 at 15:57
Over the last few days my 11 month old had gotten a pimple on her butt,we have been fighting this for 11 months now me and my 3 children, anyway last night she got a fever of 104 and i couldnt get it down,early this morning I took her to thre Dr, her boil had gotten so big it covered her front private parts and is huge all the way around to her butt,and this stuff comes on fast. As I sit here my Husband and mother are on there way to another town to meet a ped. surgen and disease specialist. I am sitting here with my 2 yr old and her twin brother. Waiting to see if my baby is gonna make it.Everyone that believes in GOD,and doesnt please,please pray for her, I dont want to lose my baby to this dirty rotten disease. Thanks Tina

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just told yesterday
Posted by sonie
Last Reply May 25, 2006
Started March 25, 2006 at 02:52
hello very new to this as i was just told yesterday,by my home health nurse,not my doctor that my culture was positive january of this year i had a total abdominal hysterectomy requiring a bikini cut incision...after leaving the hospital,within several days i developed a large knot,just above my incision line,but under the grew and grew and as it grew,my health went downhill..i ended up in the er,and was told it was a seroma which would drain and heal on its own..never happend..instead the drainage that came out was completley green and just horrid...monday of last week,i finally gave in and went back to the er..the admitted me immediatley,and did cultures on the infectin and my blood,still i knew nothing of mrsa...i was put on 2 iv antibitoics,which still did not stop this GUSHING of infection coming from my incision...on thursday of last week,they took me into surgery,debreded it,and lanced many abcessed inside my abdomin,and cut out a bunch of dead tis... read more

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Posted by Maria
Last Reply May 22, 2006 at 12:18
Started May 18, 2006 at 08:21
I came down with MRSA on my lower leg a year ago when I went to Queen's Hospital in Hawaii for a sprained ankle. To make matters worse, my PCP gave me Erythromycin (which does not work on MRSA) without doing a culture. Because no culture was done for a week, I was on a useless antibiotic that did not work for the infection. Meanwhile, the abscess grew and became more painful that I could hardly walk without extreme pain. When I voiced my concern about the antibiotic not working, my PCP said to "wait and see" what happens. To make a long story short, the abscess finally bursted and I was finally referred to a surgeon who cleaned the abscess and cultured it and found it was MRSA.

Since this incident, I have had another MRSA infection on the opposite leg and had to be put on Vancomycin which I found out I was extremely allergic to.

I feel not enough is being done by health care professionals (namely hospitals) to control the spread of this serious infection. When I visite... read more

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MRSA after Arthroscopic knee surgery
Posted by John Cruz
Last Reply May 22, 2006 at 01:57
Started April 24, 2005
i got my arthroscopic surgery march 29 and today april 23 almost a month after surgery i can barely do the things people told me i was going to be able do to after a month, i play professional basketball and this situation is killing me i don't know what to do i had a big abcess in my lip that i had to eat for a week with straws but now after taking RX augmentin the sweeling is coming down and everything but another boil just appered right by one of the incisions of my arthroscopic i'm horrified this knee is my life if i can't play my family can't eat i really need more information on this, one incision is completely healed but the other has pus coming out and is open im going back to the doctor on monday and i know (sorry for the language) i know this mothafuckas aint gonna have nothing to say, im just really frustated and i need some answer please email me

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no antibacterial soaps please!!!
Posted by mrsarick
Last Reply May 20, 2006 at 01:28
Started May 15, 2006 at 07:49
Folk's, these soaps are a big part of the problem. You wash the infection with the soap, and the strain isn't completely killed off. and, what doesn't kill you only makes you stronger. The strains of bacteria get stronger with each use of these soaps. Msra didn't exist untill these soaps appeared on the market. And ALL SOAPS ARE ANTIBACTERIAL IF YOU JUST KEEP WASHING. Don't let Dr. Siemelweiss '(sp)lifes work go in vain. Use a clear soap without any perfumes of anything else in them.Soap makes water wetter and all you need is scrubbing after that. Ask any science profesional and he will tell you the same. People who use these soaps have been relying on the anti bacterial properties to do the cleansing and forgot to keep scrubbing while singing the happy birthday song.

Speaking of birthdays, today, may 15th is mine. I celbrate it with 10 lessions in various stages of bursting, covered with more than a dozen band aids. In pain, and my legs swallen and my arm pits have a lump the s... read more

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Posted by BOB
Last Reply May 19, 2006 at 12:21
Started May 19, 2006 at 06:09
What does it do

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have I got MRSA
Posted by jamie
Last Reply May 17, 2006 at 18:46
Started May 17, 2006 at 14:37
Ive been under the weather lately and have been in hospital as day surgary and since then ive been getting hot flushes.more aches and pains then normal for me and Ive had 4 bouts of kidney infections and feeling weak and breathless have been to doctor and didnt think about MRSA only to my friend told me yesterday that she has MRSA does anyone have idea what the symptoms are and could I have it

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MRSA in Columbia SC
Posted by T
Last Reply May 17, 2006 at 02:39
Started April 12, 2006 at 03:30
My dad died after contracting MRSA at Baptist Hosptial in Columbia SC. I would like to hear from others who have contracted this at Baptist Hospital or from orthopedic surgery in this area.

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I thing MRSA is trying to com back!
Posted by KIM
Last Reply May 16, 2006 at 14:38
Started May 16, 2006 at 11:40
I was treated for MRSA 4 months ago got it on left breast, Wound was cut-drained and packed/recut re-drained re-packed, took two different oral anti-biotics for 2 weeks and had 3 days of IV Vancomycin. 1 month later I started with a small red bump on my rt side, was told by Physican it was just a case of fungus and to put fungal cream on it. I did just that and it went away. Now- not a day goes by that i don't have at least 3-4 new small red bumps appear on by stomach and thigh, I even had one appear on the same breast that was previously treated for MRSA and I thought I was going to have a nervous break down for fear that the MRSA had returned on the same breast, it took a week but that went away also. Its now a pattern, I will get a new
set of red bumps just as the previous set has healed and I try to keep them clean and covered with antibacterial ointment. I don't know what else to do. I am horrified that
one of these days one of those red bumps aren't going to just go awa... read more

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mrsa and gallblader disease ?
Posted by lori
Last Reply May 15, 2006 at 20:01
Started May 13, 2006 at 06:29
I got mrsa on the skin 6 months ago after being treated for spider bites. started having chest pain (heaviness) after the mrsa . did every test and only came back as a diseased gallbladder. was schudled for surgery for gallbladder removal but got mrsa again. going to see an infecution disease dr. next week. has anyone had any cheast pain or gallbladder problems with mrsa? good luck to all!!!

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Posted by Dyana
Last Reply May 12, 2006 at 19:54
Started May 3, 2006 at 15:32
Sorry I haven't posted for a while, but in brevity, I have been a victim of MRSA and done extensive research in my jobs as a medical research reporter, following working as the manager of a Wholistic Medicine Clinic. I feel its important to let people know what they can do to not just treat it, but prevent it from taking over our lives!

If anyone is interested and who may be in South Florida,

I am facilitating a free workshop with a Naturopathic physician in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida at Nutritian Smart on Northlake Blvd, on June 1st at 7pm. I am trying to get people aware of their immune systems, and that strengthening your own body's abilities to fight this Superbug to prevent MRSA, is better than any course of antibiotics known to man. The body isa an amazing machine, given the right fuel...

We are gonna fight this bug, and all others and get our lives back! I am officially MRSA FREE for almost a year after 2 occurances back to back! After MRSA, you are most vu... read more

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Posted by Lisa
Last Reply May 11, 2006 at 18:15
Started July 16, 2004 at 03:06
Hi, would like to start a new topic for anyone dealing with this issue in the US. I cannot find anything similar for those of us on the other side of the ocean. The descriptions of your hospitals sound appalling - at least we don't have visibly filthy rooms - but we certainly have a lot of invisible filth. My father contracted MRSA during a hospital stay and passed away in December 2003. I was given such insufficient info on MRSA that I began my own search. Our government agencies, etc. don't seem to give much info. Most of the info I've found on the internet has come from the UK so at least you are talking about it in the media and in citizen groups. My best to all of you from Florida.

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MRSA destroyed my daughter
Posted by Mary Gerada - Malta
Last Reply May 9, 2006 at 17:33
Started May 1, 2005 at 20:21
I lost my only 16 year old daughter due of Hospital infection after having a laparatomy. For doctors and hospital managements it's just percentage - for me and my husband its devastation of out lives visit After all that suffering which she went through and which we still bear each moment as memories haunt, she died. What a dreadful way to loose a child the pain we still have is unbearable. Hope responsible people will do their utmost so that no one ever passes through this ordeal.

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Build your immune!
Posted by Dyana
Last Reply May 3, 2006 at 15:31
Started February 25, 2006 at 13:55
Dear people and fellow MRSA sufferers:

I have had two occurances of MRSA since May '05. IV drugs like Vancomycin and Cubicin seem to be the only answer to curing it. Fortunately, I work in a Wholistic Medicine Clinic where we have both MD's and Oriental MD's on staff. Acupuncture, herbs, vitamins and antioxidants! You must keep your body as alkaline as possible to prevent disease and keep your immune system functioning properly. I have had no reoccurances since I began maintenance treatments with my own clinic in Palm Beach Gardens, FL. The bottom line is to prevent it! You have to go through whatever medical protocol you have to if you are infected, but you must remember when its all over that you will be permanently colonized with it! My second occurance came from a mosquito bite! Know as much as you can about it so that you can prevent another occurance, and do everything you can to boost your immune system. It takes some time to do that because the IV drugs wipe out your... read more

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dad has MRSA and I'm his caregiver
Posted by Tina
Last Reply May 2, 2006
Started May 1, 2006 at 16:29
I am scared to death, I take care of my dad 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. I get away from him one hour a month. (Literally) I have been taking care of him for 4 years. He has been through throat cancer, radiation and chemotherapy, he has had his thoracic duct accidentally cut, an allergic reaction for 11 hours without a nurse checking on him, a huge hole in his neck, his carotid artery ruptured, and now he has been in the hospital twice in one month plus three times in the ER. This last hospital stay we were told he had MSRA and he also has an air passage the size of a straw, he has had a feeding tube and a trach. I've been taking care of all this for 4 years. Suctioning the mucus out of his lungs, baths, meds., ordering supplies, ordering prescription refills, taking care of his bills, his house. And I'm scared to death that I have this MRSA and I can't go to a hospital. He won't let me leave him alone. I was told he was not going to make it through this because of his ... read more

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Other Symptoms
Posted by Randy
Last Reply May 1, 2006 at 22:36
Started January 9, 2005 at 04:47
I was diagnosed with mrsa 2 months ago, but probably had it for 5 months. I was wondering if anyone else is having symptoms other than the skin infections. I am curious because since I have had this I am always tired, stomach cramps, short of breath, and anxious.

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Mother has MRSA
Posted by Kelly
Last Reply April 28, 2006 at 02:35
Started April 28, 2006 at 01:08
About 5 weeks ago my mother was hospitalized and disagnoised with Influenza and severe Pneumonia. About 2 weeks after being admitted to the ICU, they told me she had MRSA and had to be on precautions. They had her on Zyvox for 2-3 weeks and she got released from the hospital 04/26/06. What I'm wondering is if the MRSA can actually be gone? In the hospital they confused me alot, first saying that she would never be able to get rid of it, then saying that wit the right meds she could get rid of it. I'm guessing they would not let her out of the hospital if she was still contagious, But who knows. I'm just worried about catching it myself...Any thoughts would be sincerely welcomed. Please email me

Thanks so much,


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From Bad to worse
Posted by A.Wilson
Last Reply April 26, 2006 at 15:04
Started April 26, 2006 at 14:16
Hello. My nephew, (brothers youngest son) is 15 years old. On Saturday April 22,2006, he was rushed to the hospital via ambulance. Please bear with me as I am having some amouint of difficulty getting detailed info as he lives in Cal, and I am in texas. My brother and his wife are separated, and the nephew has been living with his mom. The way she explained the situation to my brother when she called to tell him they were going by ambulance to the hospital was that he had felt sick for about 3 days last week. Then it went from just feeling sick, to vomiting and diarrhea, then the next day he started having episodes of confusion, and then finally on saturday his symptoms had prgressed to the point that he was barely able to breath and was unanble to respond coherently to questions. At this point his mother finally got worried and called ems. On the way to the hospital he was intubated because the paramedics could hear zero air exchance on one side, and lots of "gurgling" on the other... read more

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Posted by Murdock
Last Reply April 25, 2006 at 19:41
Started April 24, 2006 at 23:58
While in the hospital July of last year,I was bit by what the DR.claimed to be a brown recluse spider!This "bite"quickly turned into MRSA!The next thing I know, I was being wheeled off to the opererating room!I had on my outer right thigh a "hole" for lack of a better word,bigger around than a silver dollar and about 3" deep!They scraped it and packed it! I layed in the hospital for 3 weeks,receiving introvenious vancomycin twice daily!Then I was transferred to a nursing facility where I spent another week.The pain was excrutiting at first and now I have nerve damage to my left ear which a specialist says cannot be helped by a hearing aid! He cannot tell me for sure if it was the infection,or the antibiotics that may have caused this! Sound familiar to anyone? Please let me know! Thanks Murdock!

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MRSA in the lungs
Posted by Chris
Last Reply April 24, 2006 at 22:36
Started April 24, 2006 at 01:53
My mom has MRSA in her lungs and it keeps returning.

Most recently, her pulmonary doctor gave her a prescription for Xyvox for 3 weeks and the MRSA appeared to go away. But, the medicine killed the good and bad bacteria in her colon and she has been hospitalized with C-dificil in her colon. This has been a very bad experience for her as well. She hasn't been able to keep anything down for 5 days. We've got to get her cured of the dificil now as well as the MRSA!

The doctors have put her on Flager by mouth and are giving her Vanconycin HCL 1000mg through an IV and Vanconycin 250 mg two times a day.

They did another sputum test and the MRSA has returned only a couple of weeks after taking the Xyvox.

I was wondering if you are familiar with any of these medicines or if your family members that have MRSA have experienced any of the symptons I've explained. Does anyone know how to get rid of MRSA?

Thank you for your help!

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