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MRSA - Tendon and Arthritus issues?
Posted by KathyB
Last Reply October 12, 2013 at 03:36
Started March 19, 2010 at 21:25
Hi All, I am new to this forum and have been reading through several of the topics. I got MRSA from a knee surgery back in 2007 and again recently in my throat. Through reading this forum it seems that a couple of standard issues are compromised immune system and fatigue. I have had a couple other issues but not sure they are related to MRSA or maybe the vanco antibiodics. First tendon issues... I had one in my shoulder actually tear all the way through and both ends were frayed. It required surgery to cut and reattch to my bone. Then the tendons in my hips just burn severly sometimes. The other thing is arthritis. I never had it before then suddenly I have it in both knees, my back and neck and other joints that have had some previous trauma. I'm 50 years old, but it just seems like it happend so suddenly that not sure it's just age related. Has anyone else had issues with tendons or arthrits?

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feeling guilty
Posted by Mary
Last Reply October 11, 2013 at 21:27
Started October 8, 2013 at 04:56
This may be a little off the cuff, but maybe not. My 7 year old daughter had/has MRSA on her skin, community acquired. Been having outbreaks for 4 months. Saw so many doctors I can't even tell you. Everyone, including the school nurse said it's ok to go back to school as long as she is treated with antibiotics and no open wounds. OK, all my moons were in line. Then, just the other day my 5 yr old son gets a boil just like hers, waiting for lab results, out of school for a few days. And tonight, my 4 yr old son has one on his leg. When my daughter got this I cleaned, disinfected, did everything that I thought I should do to prevent it from running amuck in our house of 5 but I failed. There in lies my guilty I exposing other kids and at what point am I not?

Should I see a pediatric infectious disease specialist? I have the number already programed in my phone. Someone just please give me the go ahead.

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systemic mrsa and heart issue
Posted by danielle
Last Reply October 11, 2013 at 17:16
Started October 9, 2013 at 04:03

so i was diagnosed with systemic mrsa (mrsa in the bloodstream/system) almost 4 and a half years ago. ive been very sick since with internal symptoms. ive been violently sick and i also had the skin mrsa symptoms including the boils , infected cysts and rashes all over. my doctor told me some of the boils looked like cigarette burn marks and i didn't know why. they asked me if someone was burning me with cigarettes but i don't know anyone who smokes

but ive had the chills, the vomiting, diarea,shakyness,i was shaking like a parkinsons person the first 2 years and i had seizures and loss of levels of consciousness.

i think i suffered some type of brain damage from it because i cant think much anymore like how i used to. hard to explain but i noticed definite neurological changes.

i became delirous a bunch of times from the infection and i think it might have infected my brain because of other motor skill issue, muscle weakness,and psychosis.

another question i have... read more

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my poor baby is suffering
Posted by mommyofmrsavictim
Last Reply October 9, 2013 at 16:14
Started October 8, 2013 at 05:58
I"m so glad that I found this forum. My daughter has suffered from CA-
MRSA infections for 3yrs now. We have been through numerous
hospitalizations and enough incision and drainages to make a person
sick. All of her infections have started from a random boil and not
from an open wound, which her pediatrition finds hard to believe. She
takes regular bleach baths as well as bathes in hibiclense and we are
still fighting this monster. We have been able to catch a few of them
early enough and been prescribed bactrim but as soon as she is off of
the antibiotics for about 4 weeks she ends up with a new abscess. At
first all of her infections were on the left side of her body and now
Since August they have migrated to the right side. We have been to an
infectious disease specialists at our state research school and
returned with no answers other than her immune system is great and
there is no explanation for her frequent abscesses. I'm lost for what
to do next fo... read more

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Losing hope...
Posted by StilinHope
Last Reply October 8, 2013 at 17:26
Started October 5, 2013
I've been extremely anxious and depressed all day and feeling like my life is over.
I've been crying all day. I have an 11 year old and I don't want her to see me this
way. Im trying all that I can do to stay hopeful but it gets hard. I feel alone with
this. My MRSA wasnt bad until I went to the doctor a few days ago. The nurse
touched the infected area under my arm pit then when I got home that area got
really big and red and sore. I wonder if her touching it spurred it on? She didn't
wash her hands after touching me either and proceeded to write with her pen.
When I saw that I wanted to tell her she better was her hands... She should have
known better. I hope she washed her hands before seeing another patient...
I don't want to give this to anyone else. I'm becoming a germophobe. I don't want
my daughter to catch it... :( I'm just feeling sorry for myself and I need to snap out
of it. Sorry my post is all I've the place.

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MRSA in nose
Posted by joybell25
Last Reply October 8, 2013 at 14:23
Started December 5, 2012 at 21:15

So I have a MRSA skin infection. One day I just a mrsa boil inside my nose. The outside of my nose though got red and swelled up. For a while I had blood coming out of the nostril with the boil inside. That went away and the redness and swelling on the outside of my nose died down. However, after 3 weeks I still have the bump inside my nose and a dark redish purple spot on the outside of my nose. Has anyone ever had something like this? Do you know if it will go away or if I have to do something about it? Thanks!

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Feeling Better
Posted by Hopeful
Last Reply October 7, 2013 at 04:58
Started October 7, 2013 at 04:58
I posted before as StillnHope but this past week was a nightmare for me. I was
crying constantly and very anxious. I cried out to God and prayed and I believe he
is helping to heal me and get this under control. I woke up today feeling much
better. I went and bought some hibiclens and Dial Gold. I've been washing
constantly and keeping sanitary. I've been taking probiotics. I still plan to get
some non irradiated garlic and will work on that next. I just feel that we need to
keep praying about this because Lord Jesus is the master healer and we need to
have more faith in Him to help get this under control and out of our lives. I pray
for all of you and I pray for a cure ASAP.

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Garlic and Olive oil
Posted by Tana
Last Reply October 5, 2013 at 06:28
Started October 4, 2013 at 23:26
Question for Bob. Is there any benefit to crushing the sprouting garlic
and waiting 30-60 minutes, and then adding it to some Extra Virgin Olive
oil and then drizzling it over some cooled down grilled Potatoes,or
vegetables? Does the oil ruin the Allicin? Thanks ;)

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Reoccurring MRSA
Posted by NancyRL
Last Reply October 2, 2013 at 20:31
Started June 25, 2013 at 15:23
I have changed the topic. Thank you for your quick response to my prev
questions in the "MRSA in my lungs" forum. However, I really need some
answers from anyone who has reoccurring MRSA and that has tried building up
immune system, eating properly, daily exercise which has now been decreased
due to extreme fatigue, and last but not least, having all the correct drs on board.
Meaning, ID, Colorectal & GI of whi h none know what else to do other than the
culture, Bloodwork, and CT all to which came back negative. I need to know if
when having a culture, does the swab have to hit the bottom of the wound to
receive an accurate result or is it ok that they just culture the middle? Also, really
need to know how does an post surgical OPEN wound in the abdomen get larger
in Width NOT depth. The opening literally grew larger in width overnight. How
does that happen? ID drs don't know neither does wound care nurses, which I
have been seeing on a weekly basis. These d... read more

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Still in Hope
Posted by Still-n-Hope
Last Reply October 2, 2013 at 16:38
Started October 2, 2013 at 16:35
Hi everyone,
I was recently diagnosed with MRSA, but I'm sure I had it for years.
I'll start with a quick history. I had impetigo when I was about 9. I was treated for
that. Then when I was 15 I had staph infection and was treated for it, then it
cleared up. Then when I was around 17 I started to get this rash which I stupidly
mistook for just body acne. One flared up but then went away and I didn't get
treated for it. Now that I'm 31, this year I started to get these horrible boils in
underarms. Then it spread to areas that no female wants. I was ignorant about
MRSA and Staph etc and I thought maybe it was an STD (even though I haven't
had sexual intercourse in over 3 years) but I just really had no other idea. I didn't
think Staph could appear in Elvis regions, but the underarm really through me for
a loop. I went to the doctor and she diagnosed me with Staph again. She
prescribed me Bactrim which helped but it didn't clear it all the way. It came back
jus... read more

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Re pea Ted infections
Posted by Sue
Last Reply October 2, 2013 at 12:13
Started October 1, 2013 at 20:55
Any suggestions my son keeps getting infections has special needs I want to
help but put on bactroban and tried tumeric paste feel helpless any suggestions.

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Garlic Baths Worked
Posted by Betty
Last Reply September 28, 2013
Started September 24, 2013 at 23:35
My Story: I was hospitalized with cellulitis MRSA in groin area and MRSA in left lung. I had never experienced something so painful. Morphine did nothing for my pain. I rec'd IV Vanco and other IV antibiotics, released for 3 weeks of oral antibiotics. Broke out in hives 24/7 for several weeks. I was on Benadryl 24 hours a day. My menstrual cycle also stopped immediately. ID doctor and OBGYN could not tell me dowwhy. Dr's n played my illness and did not tell me anything. ID doctor did not even want to see me after my release. I was told to call only if I got a temperature.

After reading online about MRSA and the struggles people were having, I was scared, depressed and lonely. Approximately 1 month later, I started getting wierd bumps I had never seen before. I started using oregano and tree tea oil on them. I tried to build my immune system by eating healthy, no sugars and lots of greens, taking vitamins and probiotics. I did bleach baths and hibiclens (sp?). This worked initial... read more

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Posted by Pamela Hebert
Last Reply September 26, 2013 at 04:20
Started September 25, 2013 at 22:49
My aunt was diagnosed with breast cancer july 3 and was
hospitalized 2 weeks in she had surgery to place a drain for fluid in
her lungs. She got an infection which was "treated". 2 weeks later
she was released, home about a week now has mrsa so bad they have
said there is nothing left to do and gave her 2-3 weeks and put her
in hospice. Is this normal? Do you have any suggestions? I cant
believe an infection that was "treated" is now your death sentence.
Please help me understand. Thank you in advance for your time and

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I've had MRSA for almost four months now.
Posted by Joseph in NorCal
Last Reply September 25, 2013 at 16:19
Started May 2, 2007 at 04:35
Hi all. Great board. I am here because I thought I would ask if anyone could tell if they have experienced something similar to what I am going through. In January I got sick fast with an abcess on my testicular region. Most pain I've ever had, they had to cut it open and drain it. I was in the hospital for a week, and at home with an IV for something like two weeks extra on vincomyacin. I've been on Rifampin several times, because I've had two outbreaks on my skin since this. Originally it was most likely a spider bite that got infected, on my upper leg. But now I am just coming out of the second batch of rifampin and doxycycline (I'm allergic to Bactrum) since being in the hospital. In other words I've been on antibiotics since mid January, off and on. I am worried that I still have it. I am noticing some bumps popping up still so I will probably have to go see my doctor again. I am very worried that this thing will never go away. The antibiotics just don't seem to be... read more

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Herbal Remedies
Posted by Pete C.
Last Reply September 25, 2013 at 04:18
Started September 25, 2013 at 04:18
My name is Pete C. and I am a journalist student at CSU Northridge, outside of Los Angeles. As a MRSA sufferer, I remember being really frightened a year ago, when i found out the bacteria had cultivated my body. Then I found this site, and I have improved my outbreaks and symptoms.

I am writing because I am doing a story on superbugs, herbal remedies, and the sufferers who confide in the internet. I would love anyones help on this story. If you require more information shoot me an email I would love to know your story of how you received the illness, what antibiotics you have taken, and any herbal remedies. I would love to go into further detail through email, and if you would like to remain unidentified we can talk about that as well. As you can imagine, I am working on a deadline so a response ASAP would be appreciated.

thank you,

Pete from Cali

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ca mrsa
Posted by abi
Last Reply September 25, 2013 at 03:54
Started September 25, 2013 at 03:54
Is ca mrsa treated diff than ha mra?And if so
with what antibiotics?

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Questions for Bob Anderson about garlic
Posted by onelove87
Last Reply September 24, 2013 at 04:44
Started July 26, 2013 at 17:05
Hi Bob,

Thank you so much for all the information you've offered here. I had several questions about garlic:

1. I plan to take garlic baths, but I have a very hectic schedule. What is the minimum amount of time that I can sit in the bath and still have it be effective? 1 hour? 2 hours?

2. Also, what is the minimum amount of times per week I need to take the bath for it to be effective? 2 x a week?

3. How long should you leave the garlic in the bath tub water before you soak in it?

4. When I don't have an opportunity to take a garlic bath, I want to still be able to expose my boils to crushed garlic. Sometimes garlic water is not an option because the boils are in a place that I can't soak in a pot of water. Olive oil sticks better to skin so I'm wondering if the crushed garlic would still be effective if I put it in olive oil rather than water and then put it on my skin?

Your expertise is greatly appreciated!

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MRSA & Tonsillitis?
Posted by Megan
Last Reply September 20, 2013 at 23:56
Started August 21, 2013 at 08:28
Female; 18 y/o.

April 2013: MRSA on shin. Moderate pain. Took Sulfamethoxazole.
Healed. No work missed.

May-June 2013: MRSA on ankle (same leg). Unbearable pain. 1 month of
work missed. Accompanied by an uncommon strain of strep and cellutis.
Took Sulfamethoxazole, and a separate antibiotic for both the step and
cellutis. Finally healed.

August 2013 (present): MRSA & cellutis on the same leg. Worst pain of
my life. Took Sulfamethoxazole. Had an allergic reaction. Put on
Cephalexin. It has been treated for 8 days now with Cephalexin. I
still have 2 days left. So far I have only missed a little over a week
of work. The actual spot on my leg looks a lot better and feels
better. Skin is severly peeling around the spot but I am sure that
that is to be expected.

My only concern is that now I have symptoms of tonsillitis on one
tonsil. (Swollen, white patches, fever) I am just wondering how likely
it is that I have MRSA in my throat now. & How likely... read more

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Mrsa and stress
Posted by Tana
Last Reply September 16, 2013 at 11:02
Started January 26, 2010 at 15:18
Hi everyone, I have been Lesion free for six months now and trying to stay that way.I have been under extreme stress lately and I am afraid it will cause me to get sick again. Things happen that I think I have to deal with and lately I feel like I'm going to go off the deep end. Should I just ignore things for my own sake and tell everyone to leave me alone? I really fear for my health because of stress from everything that is happening in my life.Loss of my mom 3 years ago,which I got my Mrsa from trying to revive her,Court battles over her will and Estate,loss of most of my family over their greed,and after I thought this was all settled something else pops up to do with estate and I feel like I have to fight the good fight for my moms wishes.On top of that, trying to plan my daughter wedding on a tight budget because of all the money I owe for treatment of mrsa and all the supplements I have to get to keep Mrsa free.I am feel as though I am working just to keep mrsa away.Should I... read more

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