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had mrsa 3 years ago-haven't been the same
Posted by margaret
Last Reply April 14, 2010 at 03:35
Started April 14, 2010 at 01:59
hi everyone,
I am here out of desperation because i have been to many doctors in the past three years since i had mrsa (which is what I attribute all the poor health episodes I have had to), but no one seems to be able to diagnose the source of my unknown fevers and muscle aches. But the thing that bothers me most is that since I had mrsa (was hospitalized for it, so they checked to ensure it was gone before i left the hospital), I am always having confusion trying to gather my thoughts, dig up vocabulary words to use, and experiencing overall memory loss. I continue to have fevers for unknown reasons as well. My doctor put me on birth control for the confusion, etc, saying it was probably from hormones. I swear this all started with the mrsa though - any suggestions?

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Menopause and Mrsa
Posted by Tana
Last Reply April 12, 2010 at 21:13
Started April 12, 2010 at 21:13
I am a 47 year old and had a hysterectomy in 96(I only kept ovaries).In 2006 I developed Mrsa as a result from doing CPR on my mother,she bled out and died.Within 2 months I went into menopause and have hotflashes.Since then I have had numerous outbreaks of Mrsa and I only have 2 antibiotics that will work.Question is,does menopause weaken immune system and does it effect thyroid?.I have been using hormone replacement therapy.I do not want to take hormones but fear if I don't my immune system will be further compromised.Thanks for your help

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Happy Easter
Posted by Nancy R.
Last Reply April 4, 2010 at 23:22
Started April 3, 2010 at 22:59
I am pleased to say that I'm still MRSA free! That is like being brought back from the dead. So, I wanted to encourage all of you that are currently in that particular depth of Hell to remember that you can get better and live a perfectly good life. I'm living proof. You will, of course, have your battle scars, but that's ok.

So, celebrate with me! May God bless.

hugs,

Nancy

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mental health
Posted by Connie
Last Reply April 4, 2010 at 15:47
Started April 3, 2010 at 16:51
I came on this site not only because I had 6 outbreakes, not just because I spent 9 days in the hospital when I was first diagnosed with the MRSA but because I feel like people that I'm close to have been afraid of me. I know I'm contageous but I still need to be loved. I'm hurt, and I don't know what to do about this. How do you all handle this?

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My MRSA Journey:
Posted by Lois
Last Reply April 3, 2010 at 22:53
Started March 2, 2010
I saw my ID physician today. First time since April 7, 2009. He was very nice and took a lot of time answering my questions. I had a nares culture last week and I am NOT colonized with MRSA or any other staph. Great news! The sad news is that MRSA or any other type of staph infection never goes away according to him. It lays dormant in the body and can come out any time it wants to. He said that's why they never say you are cured.

Also, he informed me that I did NOT have MRSA in my back. I did have it in my oophorectomy wound. What was in my back was Coagulase Negative Staph. I found that quite interesting because this is the FIRST time it was mentioned to me. It's been called MRSA ever since it happened in my back. Even he called it MRSA until today. Of course, now I have all these questions about Coagulase Negative Staph that I never thought to ask until I got in my van to leave and googled it tonight. Now I want to know what strain of Coagulase Negative Staph I h... read more

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Essential oils
Posted by Connie
Last Reply April 1, 2010 at 16:34
Started April 1, 2010 at 06:46
Has anyone tried essential oils? I've had 6 MRSA outbreaks. The last on my face. The pain is like nothing i've ever felt before. Can you put Lemon grass oil directly on the boils?

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Hot but no fever
Posted by Connie
Last Reply March 31, 2010 at 20:47
Started March 31, 2010 at 09:28
I've had MRSA for 8 months. I'm hot all the time, sweating when it's cold out but no fever, is this the MRSA?

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Essential oil
Posted by linda mccafferty
Last Reply March 31, 2010 at 13:59
Started March 31, 2010 at 13:59
http://news.scotsman.com/health/Humble-plant-oils-found-to.6192412.jp

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MRSA and kidney stone
Posted by Connie
Last Reply March 31, 2010 at 04:45
Started March 30, 2010 at 20:05
I have a kidney stone and need surgery. I've had MRSA for 8 months and have had 6 outbreaks. I'm afraid to have the surgery, what can I do? Please help!

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Dentist...
Posted by Lois
Last Reply March 30, 2010 at 03:49
Started March 23, 2010 at 23:37
I had a tooth disintegrate. The only thing left is the root. BTW, I have always taken good care of my teeth. This was a surprise. It is infected. The dentist prescribed Clindamycin HCL 150 mg 3 times daily for 8 days. This is the first antibiotic I've taken since August when I had a strep infection. I have no idea what caused the infection nor what the infection is. Is this the proper procedure?

I continue to take supplements to improve my immune system. What has been suggested and more. How does an infection like this happen?

Thank you ladyk for the information on the benefits of cranberries and AZO Products. I never paid much attention to AZO. My primary pooh poohed my use of cranberry concentrate supplements. I'm afraid to tell you... I take Macrodantin 50 mg every other day to ward off bladder infections. The urologist also has me on Ciprofloxacin HCL every time I have sex, before and 12 hours after. I've had this problem since I was first married almost... read more

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MRSA
Posted by Mary W.
Last Reply March 27, 2010
Started March 23, 2010 at 16:24
Hello All,

I had MRSA in my lungs 2 yrs ago, I was in the hospital for almost 2 weeks. Since then I have had phenomia 3 times and I am wondering if MRSA can come back, my doctor says no But I am worried about it I am 43 and have COPD as well, runs in the family. I have lung problems all the time and having MRSA scared me to death...Can someone help me..
Mary W.

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back surgery mrsa follow-up tests
Posted by robinlbe
Last Reply March 26, 2010 at 16:55
Started March 26, 2010 at 14:09
My mom had back surgery in November, 2009 (L4, L5, S1) putting in a rod and five screws. She ended up with MRSA, causing her temperature to spike and with her being "out of her head" for a few days. She was immediately put on vanc. The doctors said her infection was superficial, and after a month of being in the hospital and rehab center, she was released to go home.
*Just this past week, she was retested (nasal swab AND another test via vaginal - although she doesn't know why). The nasal swab came back negative. However, the other test (vaginal) came back positive.
*We're trying to figure out how a vaginal culture would test for the back, for one thing. Secondly, I can find nothing that indicates this type of test.
*Her incision site is totally healed, so there's no sign of infection there at all.
*Any ideas of what that "vaginal" test might be? Any idea why that test would be positive?
Thanks in advance....blessings.

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Mrsa test
Posted by Tana
Last Reply March 25, 2010 at 20:32
Started March 25, 2010 at 16:59
What is the name of test that determines which antibiotic will be most effective for MRSA?I know you get cultured,But is there a more accurate test for treatment?

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elephant garlic
Posted by abcdeb
Last Reply March 22, 2010 at 20:16
Started March 21, 2010 at 18:24
Hi, again! Boy, non-irradiated garlic is hard to find here! I've got four bulbs of radiated garlic, though!
At my third store, I found organic elephant garlic - Auerpak brand, which does seem to have a little green sprout (small, but there). Then I read online that elephant garlic isn't really garlic at all, but more of a leek. Is that true? Just wondering if rinsing with the elephant garlic won't do anything but give me garlic breath? :)
If that's the case and I can't find a proper, non-irradiated garlic here, I'll ask my dentist for a prescription mouth rinse, unless you all have another idea? My appointment is in two days, though, so I'm kind of running out of time.
Thank you again, Bob and everybody! I very much appreciate everybody's input and time!!



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Infection Control
Posted by linda mccafferty
Last Reply March 19, 2010 at 23:59
Started March 19, 2010 at 23:59
http://www.infectioncontroltoday.com/hotnews/antiseptic-cloths-resistant-bacteria.html

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Sister n law with Mrsa
Posted by Tana
Last Reply March 13, 2010 at 05:33
Started March 10, 2010 at 17:18
Can anyone help me? I have a sister-n-law that lives in Puerto Rico and is in the hospital with 5 lesions on her body. Started out with one and was put on cipro by family doctor.I know through this forum how to treat my Mrsa,but is there a page or link with treatment for after hospital that is all on one page so that I can send it to her?She is also diabetic and does not speak English well so hubby can translate page for her.She is in bad shape and I would take forever writing her an email with all the info about,silver,oregano oil,allicin ... please help Thanks

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shaving
Posted by kayla
Last Reply March 12, 2010 at 19:57
Started December 29, 2009 at 09:08
hi i got an abcsess under my arm like 4 months ago and i got it lanced like a month after i got it .... it finally closed up .... then i shaved with a brand new razor and it swell up all over again... now every time i shave with a brand new razor it swells up should i just stop shaving??

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more questions, again:)
Posted by Michelle
Last Reply March 9, 2010 at 17:43
Started March 6, 2010
I am back, unfortunately..and I have more questions..I posted a little while back about my son Ricky(he also has TBI) who has MRSA..He got it in Dec..ok..here are my questions:)..First, I changed his diet, hibilicn showers, nare swabs, going probiotics, wiping everything down, giving him garlic pills, using garlic in my cooking, etc..however now he is getting lesions when he is on the antibiotic bactrium.(sp)I am very confused. I thought if he was taking the antibiotics and doing all the other "stuff" the MRSA would clear up? His ID doctors are at a loss. I should mention he is taking Carbatrol, Abilify and Lamitogrigne, but they said that has no interference with bactrium, the antibiotic. Next question..I read somewhere about a special light that would help for lack of Vitamin D..would that include a tanning bed? or is it something else? I am trying real hard to get his immune system balanced..not sure what else to do.I read and follow your suggestions..how long does it take? eeee... read more

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Quick update on daughter's toe...
Posted by Shelly B.
Last Reply March 7, 2010 at 17:39
Started March 5, 2010 at 19:51
Posted a couple months back about being happy that my teen daughter's toe was only Staph and not MRSA... you gotta love Dr's (or hate them)... anyway - it WAS MRSA that went undiagnosed for about 2 months of ongoing treatments. Dr's could not figure out why the infection wouldn't go away (go figure). They finally reviewed her whole record on my insistance and (drum roll please) announced that it HAD been MRSA all along. "Who told you this wasn't MRSA"? was what the one Dr. said to me. This would be one of those times that counting to ten is a good thing :) Final count = 7 weeks on various antibiotics, 2 more weeks on a different antibiotic to cure the stomach / intestinal issue all the other antibiotics caused, minor surgery to totally remove her big toenail from her left foot, a total of 12 visits to the clinic that is 30 miles away, and one stressed out teenager who simply WON'T be able to wear flip-flops this summer...lol. The infection is gone now :) That is the bottom line, I g... read more

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Mrsaphobia
Posted by Tana
Last Reply March 5, 2010
Started March 3, 2010 at 17:36
I have been dealing with Mrsa for over 3 years now and I recently had a car accident with minor neck injury and they want me to go to physical therapy and I refused because I am scared to death of getting infected again.I have been free from outbreak for 8 months and have worked hard to get this far.Am I being paranoid? I won't go to the gym and only go to the grocery store once a week and wipe cart down.Is this being overly cautious?

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