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my story
Posted by catlin
Last Reply October 16, 2005 at 02:50
Started October 10, 2005 at 16:34
Back in 1996 I had my tubes opened since I was infertile.

At the end of 2002 I started having right upper quadrant abdominal pain and there was no doubt I had an infection in my gallbladder. There were no stones. A surgeon took out my gallbladder even though nothing showed on tests. It was acutely infected with lots of adhesions. This was done on 5/21/2003.

Prior to the gallbladder surgery, I had an ECRP done in April of 2003. The doctor cut the spincter of odi at that time and biopsied an old healed stomach ulcer.

My gallbladder incisions healed nicely and I had no pain. What I did have was pain from the ECRP that worsened over the next year. I have fibromyalgia and am used to ignoring pain, I thought the fibro was getting worse from having surgery. I sought help from a pain management specialist for intense muscle and abdominal pain in September of 2004.

On November 21st, 1004, I started experiencing intense abdominal pain around the umbilicus. It moved to the... read more

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Student with MRSA
Posted by J R
Last Reply October 7, 2005 at 17:59
Started October 6, 2005 at 18:02
I am a school nurse, I have a student that has an active MRSA infecyion on his face. He is being treated for this, my question is should he be in school , I can't seem to get an answer from the department of health

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MRSA in Florida
Posted by Jeff
Last Reply September 27, 2005 at 14:26
Started August 24, 2005 at 18:54
Hi, everyone. This is Jeff in St Petersburg, FL. I first got MRSA on my right thigh. Then I reinfected myself on my left leg, around the genitals, around my hairline on my face, by my eye, and near my mouth. The worse was on my left buttock. My healthcare provider did not lance any of them. I was prescribed Zyvox for the first 3 series of infections, and Clindamycin for the 4th infection. The infections all went away after much pain and amazing amounts of oozing of blood and pus.

I am a person who used to like to pick and scratch at pimples and such with my fingernails. After a total of 4 infections, I noticed an interesting trend. I noticed that after the initial infection, all subsequent infections occurred where I had what appeared to be the onset of a pimple, which I mercilessly tried to pop and/or scratch. It is precisely those pimple-like things that I popped or scratched with my fingernails that ended up being infected with MRSA. It was very difficult to stop my... read more

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NEW AND NEED HELP
Posted by BISHOP
Last Reply September 27, 2005 at 14:02
Started September 5, 2005 at 13:24
Just New
Started by Bishop Posted: September 5, 2005 at 13:19
I am from the United States, located in Mercer County, New Jersey. I was once a big Tattoo enthusiast and am pretty well covered and never had any trouble until I had a small Kidney procedure in a hospital. Thats where I think I contracted my MRSA. It really sucks because I dont know if I can give to my Girlfriend during sex or if I can even hold her hand. My job is at a foodmarket and my people there tell me that I may not be able to work around perishable food anymore and that they may have to move me to a different department. I not the kind of person that likes to be moved around or cause a disruption in the flow of things, I just want to be able to keep working in the deli where I had begun all my successes, Now they have to make special "arraingments" for me.

My qeustion of the day is:

How long will it take to be rid of the MRSA and will I have it till I die?

Yours Truly....Bishop



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Daughter & pregnancy
Posted by Debby
Last Reply September 26, 2005 at 04:33
Started September 6, 2005 at 23:15
I had posted before about my daughter. She underwent unnecessary brain surgery and the results were MRSA. She under went another surgery to try and clear out the disease. After the scraping away of bone matter and tissue, she was left with a hole about 2 x 4 inches. She was suppose to have a third surgery to put a metal plate in her head. The doctor said the bone plug was "Too Infected" to reuse. She has been doing ok but they can not do the surgery for a while. She found out that she was pregnant. Of course the parents to be are thrilled as we are but we do worry. Does anyone know if the MRSA will have any affect on the newborn? Or is there any concerns with labor or anything? Thanks for any info. Debby

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MRSA CAN BE TREATED EASILY
Posted by DR E CALLUM
Last Reply September 25, 2005 at 18:52
Started September 15, 2005 at 12:20
WHAT TO DO IF YOU CONTRACT ANTIBIOTIC RESISTANT MRSA.

With MRSA infections increasing rapidly in and out of hospitals the below information will save your life and limb if followed carefully after other options like pharamaceutical drugs have failed you.

You should always consult a registered health practitioner and use the below information as a last resort although using it earlier may help you to avoid complications as the treatment is not harmful if followed as below.

It is non-patentable , non-drug based and therefore not profitable for established pharmaceutical companies.

Your doctor will dismiss it automatically but you should do your own research using a search engine like google.


If you are infected with antibiotic resistant MRSA and wish to save your limb and life then the following set of instructions will save your life.I suggest you save this information and pass it around.

If a limb has become infected with MRSA and your doctor suggests amputation... read more

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MRSA
Posted by Talitha
Last Reply September 16, 2005 at 18:57
Started September 16, 2005 at 04:17
Okay so today i just got let out of the hospital i was in for 4 days thiking i had a spider bite and had to have surgery on my arm right by my elbow but then they found out it was MRSA and i got let out today and sent home im pretty scared cuz i hear about alot of people dieing from staph infections im only 15 and a really healthy teen im just scared though im taking care of and keepin it as clean as possible

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Skin Infection to Systemic Infection?
Posted by Suzanne
Last Reply September 11, 2005 at 16:10
Started August 21, 2005 at 18:45
One of my sons (age 12 months) and my husband have had repeated cases of MRSA positive boils. I've obviously been concerned with it and have done a lot of reading. I gather that most cases of community aquired MRSA are the skin type reactions and that the majority of the hospital aquired cases are internal at a specific site or systemic.

Here are my questions: If left untreated, or not aggressively enough treated, can a boil become a systemic infection? What signs would we look for that the infection has surpassed a local skin site and gone internal? Aside from the possiblity of a skin infection becoming a systemic infection are there known cases of death from a skin infection?

Thanks you.

Suzanne

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IF YOU GET MRSA....
Posted by MR MILLIGAN
Last Reply September 8, 2005 at 22:46
Started September 8, 2005 at 22:46
The IOA (International Ozone Association) has collated 100's if not 1000's of studies demonstrating ozone therapy is useful for everything from Herpes to alleviating the side effects of chemotherapy.

One particularly interesting study that is still in its infancy, is a study showing a powerful effect against MRSA. (MRSA is the super bug that is rampant in UK hospitals at the present time. The first two of its initials mean Medicine Resistant, i.e. it does not respond to antibiotics). A recent study presented at the 2001 IOA conference by a Dr Deb, showed a 100% percent response and 'cure' rate of MRSA. However Dr Deb does point out that the numbers of people treated were small and that it was only an initial study.


Details about how ozone therapy is carried out

If you are wanting to carry out ozone therapy at home, more than likely you will utilise 3 methods of using ozone therapeutically.

1. The first is known as an ozone steam sauna. Very simply, this is cabi... read more

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Daughter's MRSA
Posted by Debby
Last Reply September 8, 2005 at 06:17
Started September 1, 2005 at 20:02
Our daughter contacted MRSA after undergoing an unnecessary brain surgery. The doctor had told us that she had a brain tumor and needed surgery. After surgery he gave us the "Good News" NO TUMOR. She contacted MRSA from the operating room. After 3 weeks, she had to go back and undergo another brain surgery for them to clean out the infected area. They had to scrape the brain matter and tissue to try and get rid of the MRSA. The bone piece that covers the brain was too bad infected with the MRSA to put back. So she has to undergo a third surgery for them to put a metal plate in her head. She was on Vancomycin for 3 months. We thought doing ok. Then she developed rash, fever, and couldn't keep anything down. Doctors kept saying it was a virial infection. Well they were wrong, she was allergic to the drug. She has had so many ups and downs and bad times lately. I was wondering if there is an end to the MRSA. Will she always have recurring problems? And how do we know if other family m... read more

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Killing "Good" Bacteria
Posted by Sue
Last Reply September 6, 2005 at 16:08
Started August 24, 2005 at 20:16
I've seen several posting in which people say that they have used Hibiclens for extended periods of time. This got me to wondering. Is there danger in killing off "Good" bacteria that may help hinder MRSA infections if cleansers such as Hibiclens are used for extended periods of time? Is there a danger of MRSA becoming resistant to these cleansers? Anyone have any info on this?

I'm about ready to start myself on a 3x a week regimen in hopes that the infections will stay away, but I don't want to cut off my nose in spite of my face (as my mother would say). I am infection free right now, but have only been off meds for a week and a half.

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Im scared
Posted by Lizbeth
Last Reply September 2, 2005 at 14:28
Started August 18, 2005 at 21:41
My husband just found out that the facillity he is working @ is having out breaks of this so called super bug. He wks @ a jail & is so scared of giving it to our 8 month old little girl. His warden is trying to keep it from reaching news stations and is threating his employees if they say anythinh they will be terminated. Should I asked him to quit for the sake of our child. Scared mom

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LIVE WEBCHAT WITH THE CHAIRMAN
Posted by Bev
Last Reply August 25, 2005 at 16:27
Started August 25, 2005 at 16:27
on sat 1pm NEW YORK time 6pm LONDON time the chairman of MRSA support group who is currently over in america giving talks and chairing discussions on MRSA will be doing a live chat anyone wishing to join in MUST register before the start time and the details for all this are on the HANDS OF HOPE website you can get to that website by clicking on the link at the top of the american forum page

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SED levels
Posted by Keith
Last Reply August 25, 2005 at 03:56
Started August 23, 2005 at 02:39
I got a SED level of 15 and was wanting to know what normal is in most people. My doctor seems to be giving me the run around on some of the questions that I ask. Please help! Thank you all!

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Need Operation but just found out I have MRSA
Posted by Linda
Last Reply August 23, 2005 at 23:58
Started August 23, 2005 at 22:46
Can anyone tell me if this will be a problem now that I have just undergone 6-1/2 months of chemotherapy for breast cancer and need a mastectomy within the next month or so, and just found out that the abscess I thought I got from an ant bite is now MRSA.. what will happen when they go to operate on me? Will the staph infection get worse once they open me up to do a mastectomy? Will they be able to later on go in and do reconstructive surgery which will be longer operating hours? Will I ever be rid of this MRSA?
I just found out about this today and am still in shock and feel as doomed as I did the day I found out I had cancer!
if anyone knows if I can be operated on now or not, please let me know, if not, I will end up dying of cancer or will I end up dying from MRSA now??????


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Effects on organs
Posted by Keith
Last Reply August 23, 2005 at 10:24
Started August 23, 2005 at 02:44
I was wondering if anyone has had any long term effects with organ damage. Just trying to check because it's hard to get doctors to tell me anything. Thank you all!

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MRSA blood level
Posted by Keith
Last Reply August 20, 2005 at 03:42
Started August 18, 2005 at 18:58
What is the level of MRSA in the bloodstream of non-infected people? Please let me know at www.tommyconover@aol.com Thank you.

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Diabetic ulcers
Posted by Tommy
Last Reply August 20, 2005 at 03:32
Started August 18, 2005 at 20:18
What is the best thing to use on diabetic ulcers when you have MRSA? They are not healing at all. If anyone knows what can help please let me know. Thank you all!

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MRSA Blood level
Posted by Keith
Last Reply August 19, 2005
Started August 18, 2005
Does anybody know what the normal (if any) MRSA level in the blood stream is?

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Tetracycline
Posted by Sue
Last Reply August 17, 2005 at 17:28
Started August 3, 2005 at 21:28
ARGGG!!!! I thought I had finally licked this thing, but I haven't. I developed yet another infection a couple of days ago. Last round I developed an alergy to Bactrim (which seemed to be helping) so my doctor put me on Tetracycline this time around. Anyone have any luck on this?

I'm going to an infectious disease doctor next week. It's never gotten serious, but I've been battling skin infections for a couple of months now.

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