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MRSA Challenges
Posted by Brian Stephenson
Last Reply April 16, 2015 at 16:58
Started April 4, 2011 at 22:20
I've suffered with mrsa for over 6 years. I was a very sickly child with staph
infections so I've been a carrier my entire life. In January of 2011 I had to
undergo a total knee replacement and my recovery was extended due to yet
another mrsa infection. The doctors had to put a picc line in my arm for self
administered antibiotics. The most difficult part is that I've given the mrsa
infection to two women Ive both situations they suffered scars on their
legs which will be there for life. One was very angry and the other was more
understanding, but I know I'm a carrier and there's no way of knowing when it
will flare up again. The infectious disease specialist told me I will never be
cured. The mrsa is on my skin and in my blood. I hope someday a cure can be

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my MRSA story
Posted by carey ann
Last Reply April 12, 2015 at 19:14
Started April 12, 2015 at 19:14
I was so happy to find this group today. 3 weeks ago i went in to the er
with a temp of 103.2 aches and pain all over with swollen lymph nodes.
They drew blood, said i had sepsis in my blood with a WBC of 28. I am
immune compromised. they removed my spleen Back in 2000. I was admitted
and put on antibiotics for the sepsis. I had a power port and they
thought the infection was caused by that. So they did surgery to remove
the pOrt. They sent it to culture came back negative. after surgery they
administered the pneumonia shot. Three days later I developed pneumonia.
they asked for a sputum. the results came back with MRSA in my lungs. I
was there for 8 days on multiple antibiotics and pain meds. one
antibiotic was the vancomycin that I see you all talk about.I was seen
by an infectious disease doctor while in the hospital and was referred
to see him after. I was unable to keep my appointment due to a death in
the family and I'm still waiting to see him. I was... read more

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Posted by Steve R
Last Reply April 12, 2015 at 16:38
Started December 3, 2009 at 12:42
I had a real unusual bout with MRSA in my lung. I have not been in the hospital and was in general great health. I had some pain in my shoulder blade and just happened to be at a regular doctor appointment. I asked my doctor about the pain and he checked me and could not make the pain through moving my body. He said he thought it was a pulled muscle and told me to go to the ER as a precaution. He said it was going to be the most expensive pulled muscle diagonoses. After a Cat Scan I was told I had two masses in my lungs. I was told they were going to need to take a wedge out of my lung or basically remove a third of my lung. I was put on antibotics and had to wait almost 30 days before they went into my lung through my mouth to sample these masses. I was told for almost 30 days that they thought it could be cancer. After the test it was confirmed that I had MRSA IN MY LUNGS. I was treated with antibotics and they went away. I have never felt the same since. Many of the same symptoms... read more

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Posted by Forum Administration
Last Reply April 12, 2015 at 01:58
Started December 4, 2015 at 01:55

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Posted by Peg
Last Reply April 12, 2015 at 01:26
Started August 1, 2014 at 22:17
Have had MRSA in my left hear since a mastoid surgery 7 years ago. They put tubes in both ears at the time of the surgery. The one in the left ear did not fall out so it was removed with the advice that removing the tube would help clear up the MRSA. That was 2 years ago. I am still positive for MRSA and been on oral and drops. ENT says he can not do any more until I have gone 6 mo's w/o infection. longest I go is 2 months between infections. It's in my middle ear and I have a hole in my ear drum that needs closing if we can clear the infection. Should I see an infectious disease doctor?

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MRSA Reality
Posted by Violet
Last Reply April 10, 2015 at 18:58
Started April 9, 2015 at 16:30
MRSA is horrible. But, in Canada the hospital and the doctors never suffer for
infecting a patient with it. My dad was in Sunnybrook hospital for his heart. They
could not do a bypass and went with a stent instead. But, the instrument was
infected / not sterilized. He got MRSA. He was cold and sick and they sent him
home anyway. He was in horrible shape...why did they let him go. The staff was
rude and didn't want to listen. He went home for one night and could've infected
my family. My mother called the hospital to tell them what he was going through
and the doctor said to go the family doctor. Really! If he waiting 2 days for that he
would've died before. She returned him to Sunnybrook. They knew he had MRSA
right away. they knew he had it and released him anyway. Well, he
stayed there and died 18 days after he was infected. They then asked us to
donate his organs. Hmm again they didn't care that he was full of poison. This
happens everyday and... read more

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death by mrsa
Posted by betsy
Last Reply April 9, 2015 at 16:25
Started January 29, 2009 at 02:45
my dad was sent home to die today because there is nothing else they can do for his mrsa which is in his blood. He is 85 yrs old has had three strokes and open heart surgery in the past. I need a window of how long he is going to be with us. Has any one been through this and how the hell do you deal with knowing your loved is going to die anyday now.

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In pregnancy
Posted by svt518
Last Reply April 9, 2015 at 15:46
Started April 9, 2015 at 15:46
I was diagnosed with MRSA yesterday and started antibiotics. I'm also 20 weeks pregnant. My OB's office assures me I'll be fine after treatment, but wasn't very informative. I'm looking for other people's stories and useful resources from people who've been where I am. Any help would be appreciated.

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Is there a MRSA prevention protocol?
Posted by Adrienne S.
Last Reply April 7, 2015 at 18:39
Started April 6, 2015 at 14:56
I had MRSA 6 years ago. I am having surgery and wonder if there is a protocol that the doctors (and O.R.) must follow to prevent another infection?

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post MRSA hardware removal
Posted by Terri
Last Reply April 7, 2015 at 17:29
Started August 24, 2010 at 18:55
I am preparing to have hardware removed (fifth metatarsal)due to MRSA. Just wondering what to expect post op- more or less painful than the insertion? Thanks for the help- I am now 4 weeks into iv Cubicin treatment, feeling so much better and not looking forward to yet another "recovery post op!

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MRSA Free, but Damaged
Posted by Tana
Last Reply April 5, 2015 at 17:31
Started April 4, 2015 at 16:01
It has been quite some time since I have posted here in this
forum.You all helped me through some very bad times. I had
contracted MRSA back in 2006 when I went to see my Mother who had
Surgery a few months before and she was being cared for by my
sister.The morning after I arrived home my Mother and I were
having Coffee and a roll and she suffered an Aortic
Dissection(Tear throught her Aorta). She bled out and I performed
CPR, she died in my arms.She had MRSA from her Surgery and I soon
became ill with MRSA.I spent nearly 4 years on Antibiotics, pretty
much Nonstop give ot take a week here and there. I was never
tested properly until years had gone by. By this time I was so ill
and On IV Cubicin and Zyvox pills. Soon after I was told they had
stopped working and to go home and get my affairs in order.I
already felt like I was dead from treatment.I had already been
posting here in this forum about 6 months prior to being told that
and had been taking Al... read more

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AngloSaxon remedy kills hospital superbug MRSA
Posted by Info (ladyk)
Last Reply April 3, 2015 at 16:53
Started April 2, 2015 at 17:48
Interesting read.

March 2015

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Posted by Lisa
Last Reply April 2, 2015 at 20:56
Started April 1, 2015 at 17:38

My name is Lisa and I am 32 years of age. It all started three
weeks ago from a spider bite. I was immediately put on antibiotics
but I kept getting more sores and it became resistant. I saw the
Dermatologist yesterday she told me it's MRSA. She has me on a
stronger antibiotic, I have to take bleach baths, wash everything
all the time, towels, clothing, my hands constantly, and the
counter-tops. I currently live with my parents and because it's on
my legs and neck I have too be separated on the other side of the
Right now I have a call in to my doctor because I'm sick and can't
keep the antibiotic down. I also don't have a fever.


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Importance of diet for healing
Posted by CJ Bergeron
Last Reply April 2, 2015 at 17:25
Started April 2, 2015 at 16:43
Hello everyone, I just had to post my success story, because no matter how dark
it may seem, your body has a natural ability to heal. And by setting up the proper
conditions, your body will be like a fountain of energy, constantly surging
outward from the core of your digestion out through your skin.

According to the Ayurveda, your digestion is like a fire inside you that burns up
your food into energy your body can use. This digestive fire is also the fire that
purifies infection, aka your immune system.

Therefore healthy digestion = healthy immune function.

What happens in your innards when you eat a sugary snack, drink a sugary
beverage or eat refined wheat products is this; your intestinal micro flora begin to
replicate at an increased rate which leads to an overpopulation of undesirable
microbes in your gut. These microbes create toxic waste products through their
metabolism which are absorbed into your body through the lining of your
intestines. Bu... read more

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MRSA complications
Posted by RaineyDay
Last Reply April 2, 2015 at 02:34
Started March 30, 2013 at 01:17
I'm so thankful to find this discussion group. I will continue to
read previous posts, but I wanted to ask my question because I don't
know what to do.

I had a cold about 6 weeks ago. Soon after that I developed a severe
pain in my right rib. Every move I made was painful. I thought it
much be inflammation of the joints/tissue between the ribs. That is
fairly common.

About two weeks later, still with rib pain, I developed three lesions
under my right arm..... one after the other. They had a fast life
cycle and as a new one came out the other would be healing.

I just happened to be at the doctor for a yearly checkup and I asked
him to look at the lesion and tell me if I needed to do anything for
it. He cultured it and it came back positive for MRSA. But by the
time the culture came back, the final lesion had healed and no longer
looked like anything at all.

The doctor's office called me somewhat in a panic. They told me all
the things ... read more

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How do I get rid of MRSA?
Posted by Mike
Last Reply April 2, 2015 at 02:29
Started August 6, 2011 at 18:06
Hi. I am a 20 year old Male. I have had MRSA 6 times since 2009 (foot, 3 times on my leg, on my face, and on my lower back. Now i have it 3 more place at the same time (left shin, right forearm, and right thigh). I believe the infection has spread to the bone in my leg bcz my bones in my leg are very sore and I can barely walk right now. I have tried draining them like I have with the others in the past but they seem to get worse when I do so. Everytime i thoroughly drain them, they fill right back up again with even more than before. This time its actually starting to scare me. Once I get rid of these infections, how do i stop or at least lessen the frequency it comes back in the future?? Please help because I am sick and tired of the pain and social ostracism this infection causes.

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Cure Mrsa
Posted by Vanessa Stubber
Last Reply March 23, 2015 at 21:00
Started June 26, 2012 at 03:14
After having MRSA for 3 years now because I also have eczema it still on
occasion occurs, my remedies are:

1.) Chamomile buds thrown in a warm bath and soaking in it, or creating a
compress with chamomile that has been steeped . It's just as effective as tea tree
oil but it not as rough and actually allows skin to heal and not scar.
2.) Calendula cream works especially on covered areas and should be applied
after chamomile. This works really well on little kids too.
3.) sundhine and swimming in the oceAn
4.) take out sugar from diet and take vitamins God bless!

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Breastfeeding with MRSA
Posted by Janelle
Last Reply March 19, 2015 at 22:43
Started March 9, 2015 at 16:53
I had a massive infection 2 years ago in my leg, they said might be a Staph infection and suggested it could be MRSA, but never did any testing because it was draining. I haven't had any in two years, then now I got a massive infection in my nose 2 months ago, which again, not draining so they just gave me antibiotics, and now have 2 cysts, one on my torso, and one on the side of my breast. The urgent care Dr. said it looked like MRSA and I should get it tested, but since it wasn't draining... Well, shocker, no testing done. She knew I was breast feeding a 4 month old cause she was in at the same time as me for a small infected hangnail on her finger... But after reading some things about MRSA and breastfeeding, I am worried I might have inadvertinely given her the condition and that it wasn't just a simple hangnail. Also worried that no one EVER told me to stop breast feeding, cause they never tested me. The ER Dr put me on Bactrim and didn't tell me I had to stop either, and other... read more

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MRSA found while doing knee replacement
Posted by Praveen
Last Reply March 5, 2015 at 06:41
Started February 13, 2015 at 14:09
Hello All
Please help me.
My father had severe swelling near knee (left leg) when we showed he said based on a ex-ray there is a small bone piece between
and all medical tests and suggested knee replacement.We went ahead
during the operation once.they opened they have found infection which
is in black color so they.stopped replacement and send the tissue for
biopsy next day they told its MRSA bacteria and told its n there so.we
cleaned it now.Doctor use Teicoplanin400 mg injection&
lizolid600mg tablet morning and evening for 4 weeks .

It's one week now my father is becoming weak day by day.

My father details
53 years old
Diabetic from 6 years
High BP.from 10 years
Have Celluoid for both legs
Psoriasis for both legs from 4 years .

Doctors said there is no specific test to MRSA spread across
body or.not.he tells if.he gets fever swelling it's there. in understanding my father situation .
I love my dad and wan... read more

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Oil of oregano
Posted by lisa
Last Reply March 5, 2015 at 06:34
Started August 26, 2014 at 05:21
Oil of oregano in capsules killed my MRSA & prevented skin boils from
coming back too!!! I just took one a day, but you can take up to 3.
Worked for me!!!!!

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