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VRE
Posted by SoScared
Last Reply January 17, 2014 at 17:04
Started January 17, 2014 at 14:20
I recently had a THR and was told in the Rehab learning to walk again that I had VRE contained in my bladder probably from a catheter. We had NO idea what VRE was and the Rehab went into a total panic. I was treated so badly.
One CNA looked at me terrified and said, "You are in big trouble now! You have inside MRSA". And she ran from the room. I was absolutely terrified and still am. I was given NO education on it and am shocked how little drs. know about it. NO ONE would come in my room except to run in meds and food and they were gowned, masked and gloved. I could barely walk but no one would help me in the bathroom or shower. If they took me to PT, people ran when they saw me. I have never cried so much in my whole life. I felt like a freak. I was told it would spread in my system and it could kill me.
After a few days, people started coming in my room just with gowns on. But they ran out of the room. I AM SO ANGRY.
My poor husband. I was sent home on a pump with some sort of ... read more

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VRE Vs. MRSA Gratitude to LadyK
Posted by Akitamommy
Last Reply January 17, 2014 at 17:02
Started April 25, 2010 at 19:00
Let me respectfully state that I have just spent Hours! reading the
hundreds upon hundreds of excellent posts & threads on this topic.
LadyK your tenacious devotion to educate is compassion defined as
Sainthood! Personally this Vre & then Mrsa has all but, kicked me to
the 6 foot under stage. Now armed with support & hope I am re-
energized enough by your integrity LAdyK to get sufferers educated!
You also put some spunk back in my skip! Ok so it will have to be a
virtual skip! I'm really not feeling good enuf to skip right now! Lol
Long story.... as you all know or experienced but, I contacted VRE in
the hospital through a pic line. Last week after 3 years it is in my
lungs. Multiple systems going haywire. There is more than one MRSA,
staph going on. But I am afterall Irish! Gracious Gratitude LadyK for
your devotion to helping others like Lil Ol Me. God Bless

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MRSA easily spread by cocaine use
Posted by Ricky
Last Reply January 12, 2014 at 20:27
Started September 9, 2005 at 21:35
Myself and alot of my friends over period of several years snorted cocaine on occasion. All of us now have MRSA. Personally I just have a colony. But my girlfriend, brother, my best friend, my brother's best friend all have active skin infections that are out of control. My girlfriend has lost 40 pounds. She has large abcesses all over her legs, back, butt, armpits. We have no health insurance. There are over 30 people that I am friends with or are aqaintences with who have MRSA. Some just have colonies, like me, I have never had an outbreak of infection. I'm lucky I guess. But most have had outbreaks of infection, primarily on the skin or as sinus infections. Obviously it was transmitted among us by the sharing of straws while we took turns snorting the powder. What a mistake that was. Watch out before you put anything up your nose, you could be getting alot more than you bargained for.

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Wife has MRSA
Posted by Mark
Last Reply January 11, 2014
Started February 13, 2006 at 21:13
I have been doing some research on the site as my wife has been dealing with MRSA for several months now. After a month of IV vanco and several different antibiotics the problem still persists. We have tried several things including Tea Tree Oil with no success. Doctor recently placed her on Bactrim then added Rifampin to the mix. I was wondering if anyone has had any luck with either Medi-Honey or the Manuka honey I have read about. This obviously is an ongoing headache for her and most recently it has appeared on her chin so she is self concious about her appearance as she works in a medical setting. We are not sure how it was contracted either. Seems to be that there is a lack of understanding of the disease by doctors. I wish there was something more I could do to help her. I sympothize with anyone affected with this god awful disease. Any feedback would be appreciated. Thanks

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MRSA and pain
Posted by Jackie M
Last Reply January 9, 2014 at 06:41
Started January 9, 2014 at 06:41
On Oct. 26, my husband thought he had pulled a muscle in his back. The next
morning, he collapsed in the shower. He had just begun a new diabetes medicine
and I thought he had become hypoglycemic. When tested, his level was 301. His
temp. was 101.8. For the next five days, he had fever with a temperature of 103. 5
or so. Labs and urine kept coming back normal until Thursday, Oct. 31, when a
urine culture showed infection. We were given antibiotics. By Sunday, Nov. 2 the
pain was now in left flank area, as well. Elevated white count (18,000). Sed rate 89.
ESR 83. NA 129 (low), CL 91 (low), Calcium 8.4 low, Albumin 2.7 low. SGOT 56
high. SGPT 44 high Amylase 17 low. Lipase 20 low. He was admitted to hospital.
By Tuesday, Nov. 5 we were told he had Chronic Renal Failure, MRSA in his blood,
an enlarged heart, uncontrolled diabetes, a bulging disc in his upper back, and a
cyst in his kidney. An infectious disease doctor was brought in. A spinal MRI and
bone ... read more

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MRSA in dogs
Posted by Sally E
Last Reply January 1, 2014 at 14:28
Started January 1, 2014 at 14:28
I just read a post by another person regarding MRSA in her foster dog. I need some advice.
I finally put my MRSA dog to sleep as I tried everything to save him but it just was not
going to happen. Now I have found out that my second dog is positive for MRSA, the third
one is not at this time. Am I being selfish to consider putting my second dog to sleep in
order to save the third one? There are no antibiotics she is sensitive to except those that
cost $800 to $3500 and I just don't have that kind of money. She is 12 years old and a
wonderful girl. I know that I am placing myself at risk keeping MRSA in my environment
but this is a hard decision. What would any of you do in this situation?

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Battling MRSA for 4 years
Posted by Rebecca
Last Reply December 31, 2013 at 22:31
Started October 8, 2006 at 08:04
I have been terribly ill since 2002. I would list all my symptoms but it would be the same as everyone else. Since Nov 2002 I have been on the following medications...

Keflex IV 2x
Keflex - oral 1 x
Pennicillian sub q 1x
Cefalexin 2x
Bactrim 4x
Cipero 2x
Zyvox 1x
Clindimiacin (sp) 5x

The only antibiotic that I haven't tried is Vancomyacin (sp). Due to my blood work and my own research I strongly believe that I have developed a bone and / or joint infection. The strain of MRSA (referred to as CA-MRSA because it's community acquired) that is bouncing around nearly killing us is known by its strain number of USA 300 and USA 400. It is carrying a gene call the pano-luekian valentine gene. A british researcher named Mark Enright has some interesting and educational information on the internet. If you search Mark Enright MRSA it will come up.

Having been misdiagnosed with boils, shingles and herpes - having been told that my symptoms were all in my head - that my loss of... read more

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Was this MRSA and is it still lingering?
Posted by GuyinAz
Last Reply December 31, 2013 at 01:27
Started December 31, 2013 at 01:27
Back around 2005 I was up in Seattle for some work. Around the second
week I was there, I found myself becoming extremely ill. I had never
felt anything like it in my life. I was running fevers of 100+, my
whole body hurt, my stools were black, and I couldn't stop sweating.
I also developed some weird infection in the gum line near my back
bottom left wisdom tooth, my mouth and gums hurt/bled, and even
developed a sore on my lip which I had never experienced before.
Strangely enough because of my obligations I tried to work through
everything, but it became too much for me to handle.

I ended up checking myself into a local Seattle hospital. The doctor
didn't really do anything other than hear me out and inspect my mouth.
He then prescribed me some antibiotics (Penicillin 500V) and told me I
needed to fly home to rest up. After arriving home it took me a few
weeks before I was feeling alright again from a functional stand
point. But after a coupl... read more

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Can a dog spread MRSA to humans?
Posted by Kim
Last Reply December 26, 2013 at 19:17
Started December 26, 2013 at 18:11
In March I pulled a dog from my local shelter. I knew he was injured with a broken leg. Once I got him to the vet, we discovered the left rear leg was crushed and would need to be amputated. We had the surgery done and brought him home for recovery. 3 weeks post op his right rear foot started looking odd. Within 3 days all of the skin was gone, it was oozing and very hard for him to get around. (100 lb Lab that had his left rear leg amputated)His vet said it was a spider bite and continued to treat it as such. We had the staples removed from his incision and a week later, the incision began to ooze. I was told to keep it clean. One Sunday eve I was cleaning him up and noticed red spots on his stomach. I took him into the emergency vet and they kept him in iso until they received the test results back that he did infact have MRSA. They sent him home with medications, shampoo's, cream's...instructions...I had to create a spreadsheet to keep it up. A week and a half of that and he was ... read more

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Can I ever shave again? and Neosporin?
Posted by Baby
Last Reply December 24, 2013 at 14:32
Started December 22, 2013 at 01:15
Dabbing Neosporin or other triple antibiotic up nose? Has anyone's
physician told them to do this or is this just one of those recs going
around the web based on a Bactroban treatment?

Can I ever shave again? Underarms? Lady parts? Legs? What are you
doing for facial stuff? Brows & Lip?

I have had several staph infections over the past year. Each time
given an antibiotic. The last time the combo of antibiotics was $120
and the combo left me vomiting so bad I could only take them for a
week. At which point I had to get another one. I am so fed up!

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MRSA in external ear canal
Posted by DandiRae
Last Reply December 20, 2013
Started May 5, 2011 at 15:59
my husband a normally healthy 27 yr old has been fighting a mrsa infection in his external ear canal. we have tried every oral antibiotic that his pcp can think of and have yet to find relief. he was hospitalized n on iv antibiotics but even they didnt fix the issue. the dr at the hospital was positive that the mrsa infection was down in his mastoid bone and had made plans to transfer him to have the bone drained but then n the ENT showed up and said no it wasnt in the bone. if it wasnt in the bone then why after numerous antibiotics r we still dealing with the same issue. the ent even blew me off like i didnt know what i was talkin about when i offered to show him pictures of the sores that had swollen completely out of his ear canal. it been almost 10 months now that my husband has been dealing with this and we r yet to find a dr that can give us any kind of answers... what options are left for us other then to sit back n just wait for the unknown???

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mrsa
Posted by kayla
Last Reply December 18, 2013 at 16:56
Started December 17, 2013 at 20:03
So I have stretched ears and now I have mrsa on one. Can anyone tell me if I should
take the jewlery out. And is there anything I can do to make it better

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Broken leg had Mrsa 18years ago
Posted by Doris Coleman
Last Reply December 18, 2013 at 16:40
Started December 18, 2013 at 01:54
I broke my tib.fib. 18years ago got mrsa in
the hospital. Now i needed back surgery on
l5s1 drs want tho do a fusion. Do i need to
tell my dr.about the mrsa?seeing how long
ago it's been?would i still have it?. Please
some one help me

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Hard Vein Under Arm
Posted by Erin
Last Reply December 18, 2013 at 16:36
Started October 14, 2013 at 19:56
I had a couple boils under my arm. they are gone but I now have a hard vein under my arm. it doesn't hurt and there is no discoloring. was wondering if this has happened to anyone else? I did read that bacteria infection can cause this. I have no insurance so im just trying to get better on my own. started taking vitamins and eating better. I have no fever and feel ok expect my hands and wrists have started hurting. I did read that joint pain is a symptom of MRSA.

I was reading some of the posts on here and just wanted to give some advice on cleaning. there are seven people in my house and four of us got boils in August and September of this year. my daughter I took to the doctor. she had the most breakouts. he gave her clindamycin. and mupirocin ointment which he said everyone who is infected can use. he told me that the bacteria is in the nose area, armpits and private area. i was using the ointment in those areas. and when it was gone started using 91 percent isopropyl alcoho... read more

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ruth
Posted by MRSA and Mycoplasma
Last Reply December 18, 2013 at 15:51
Started March 28, 2008 at 15:10
Chances are if you feel sick and tired and your doctor is unable to make a definite diagnosis because lab tests, blood chemistry profiles and tissue cultures fail to reveal any disease pathogen, you might very well be infected with Mycoplasma.

According to Professor Don Scott, this newly formed virulent pathogen is a weaponized crystalline form of the nonpathogenic Brucella bacterium which resides naturally in the oral cavity, gut flora and superficial body sites that has been genetically engineered with the retro virus visna from sheep (scrapies) by our own military.

This mutated sub-viral particle acts by attaching to a gene in either the cell nuclei or mitochondria and given a suppressed immune system, acidic pH, low oxygen cell environment coupled with a triggered physical or emotional trauma, the Mycoplasma/amyloid will initiate a replication process of useless protein fibrils called nucleation.

This process triggers programmed cell death disabling the ATP producing... read more

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MRSA and my 3yr old
Posted by Kat
Last Reply December 15, 2013 at 21:42
Started September 5, 2006 at 17:12
My little one has had MRSA now for 2weeks they have given him 3 different antibotics. I have done more then clean my house, I am a neat freak as it is. Anyone have any ideas on what else I can do for him. It breaks my heart to see him like this. That and I am afraid all these medications they are giving him will hurt him in the long run. Any advice would sure help. Thanks in advance

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Forum Guideline Reminder
Posted by ladyk
Last Reply December 14, 2013 at 20:14
Started December 14, 2013 at 20:14
Forum Guidelines
Started by ladyk Posted: November 25, 2009 at 16:30

Any posts which contain advertisements, posts which incite debate, and posts which are aimed toward making political points sure to ruffle feathers regardless of leaning – are not accepted on USA/Canada MRSA Discussion Forum, and will be deleted.

These forums are for the support of MRSA sufferers, and are not advertisement, debate, nor political platforms.

If you are inclined toward politics it is suggested you take it up with those who wear political hats, and not on these forums.

With these very simple guidelines in mind… posters feel free to share your experiences with MRSA, its causes, effects, symptoms, treatments, prognosis, etc.

This focus is to ensure the original intent for which these forums were created is maintained.

If not for Rob Prince… these forums would not be possible, and they would not have been in place when we all needed them. It is up to ALL of us to do our part to pre... read more

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Does garlic always work for everyone?
Posted by Bob Anderson
Last Reply December 14, 2013 at 05:49
Started December 8, 2013 at 18:22
Recently the question of whether garlic affects all people equally arose in a discussion here. It does not. Surprisingly, there are people it seems to have less effects on.

Six or seven years ago when I searched the internet for garlic water, the only entry I could find was about a Scottish doctor who treated his patients with garlic water in the late 1800s and early 1900s and had great success with most patients but there were some for whom it just didn't work. His notes showed that people who despised garlic and could not tolerate the smell or taste of it had much less succes than the great majority. My guess is that these people were allergic to garlic or maybe sulphur.

I'm not sure whether personal distaste for garlic could lead to a sort of negative placebo effect in some and outright allergy in others or just what we are seeing. Perhaps it produces such unpleasant allergic reactions that that it becomes intolerable to that person.

I checked some medical statistics... read more

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denise2
Posted by ladyk
Last Reply December 13, 2013 at 18:27
Started August 14, 2012 at 20:37
denise2 -

Why you insist on crossing the line of this forum is beyond me, but as you have been able to see… there are many sick individuals who come to this forum for assistance. Personally, I’m not interested in your challenge, but I have been available if you needed help.

If you wish to participate further on this forum I’d suggest you read forum guidelines. *Additionally, the product/therapies you mention in your posts are to be discussed on 'Product Forum' only, and not on 'Main Forum'.

Otherwise, if these guidelines are unacceptable to you for whatever reason, you are invited to go to any MRSA website on the internet.

I trust we have an understanding.

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MRSA update
Posted by Jenna
Last Reply December 11, 2013 at 17:14
Started December 11, 2013 at 10:04
I did some research and am now doing the garlic baths, as well as
using hibiclense have been outbreak free for nearly a month now.
Alternating seems to have taken down the incoming infections
(Hibiclens x7 days + 3x a week). Also cut down on the sugar and
glucose intake.

Anybody else have any luck with completely removing the virus from
their lives? I am still waiting on cultures from an ID doctor.

Much thanks! To the many who have posted on this forum, you've helped
me.

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