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moxifloxin
Posted by Jim Harper
Last Reply May 13, 2009 at 21:32
Started May 13, 2009 at 21:32
Are there any class action lawsuits for the drug? I was given this drug and had 11 of the serious side effects. I am still having after effects from this drug and cannot find an attorney in Texas to touch it. Is there anyone else who had severe side effects from this drug?

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ha-mrsa in canada
Posted by doug
Last Reply May 8, 2009 at 19:56
Started April 19, 2009 at 06:41
Hello All,
I was diagnosed with ha-mrsa about two years ago, and since then I have been on different antibiotics.This really p$%#s me off because in my case, it was contacted through a hospital environment.The fact that the doctor's and nursing staff still to this day do not practice proper procedures under cdc guidelines when handling patients only makes it worse for me.My question: Why has the canadian govt let this go on so long, knowing fully that this will cost taxpayers millions if not billions in added medical care costs? Also, because mrsa is an infectious disease, is it not supposed to get the same treatment under the law for knowingly transmitting a disease? The fact remains that everytime I go back to the hospital, I am treated like a leper, because I am now flagged in the medical system as a carrier even though they had treated me.I would like to know or if anyone here knows of class action suits against any hospitals or the canadian medical society or the canadian gov'... read more

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Six months
Posted by Calene in Alaska
Last Reply May 6, 2009 at 02:17
Started May 3, 2009 at 11:39
It has been six months since Lucinda pased.

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Post-op
Posted by Freeforester
Last Reply May 3, 2009 at 14:31
Started May 2, 2009 at 20:55
An elderly friend of ours had a hysterectomy because of a small
cancer in December 2008. They noticed her liver was a bit "lumpy".
She has had many blood tests, and they can't decide what is wrong,
but say they have found a hiatus hernia and a varicose vein in the
same area. She is now on 2 medications, is breathless, and they say
her kidneys have deteriorated. Her cancer checks are clear, and
before the op she was fit, had no other problems at all. We are very
concerned, could it be MRSA, if not, what is it?

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Oprah and DR. Oz
Posted by Kim
Last Reply April 30, 2009 at 01:48
Started April 29, 2009
Did anyone watch the Oprah show today? Dr. Oz was on and they were discussing MRSA.

HE explained what MRSA was and how it grows. He made a statement that made me a little worried. He said that when you are undiagnosed, but being treated for an "infection" and usually it is the wrong antibiotic, you are only feeding the MRSA. IF that is the case, I was on the wrong antibiotic for months.

This is really scary.

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Farnesol and xylitol break down staph biofilm
Posted by ruth
Last Reply April 26, 2009 at 14:54
Started April 26, 2009 at 14:54
Elecampane active ingredients include sesquiterpenes (farnesol). farnesol is also know
for its ability to kill the bacteria Staphylococcus aureus (also known as ‘golden staph’),
Farnesol has been show by Masakao, et al. (2005) to break down this biofilm this kills
the bacteria, thus creating a ‘way through’ the biofilm and helping to destroy it and
the S. aureus bacteria at the same time.

Staphylococcus aureus discharges various toxins and enzymes that injure the skin, and
forms a biofilm from fibrin fiber and glycocalyx (a gelatinous polysaccharide and/or
polypeptide outer covering). This material produced by the bacteria forms the biofilm.
The biofilm is important for adhesion of the bacteria to the skin and for resistance to
anti-microbial agents (Masakoa et al., 2005). Farnesol however has been show by
Masakao, et al. (2005) to break down this biofilm this kills thie bacteria, thus creating
a ‘way through’ the biofilm and helping to destroy it and the S. ... read more

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Thanks
Posted by workinprogress
Last Reply April 20, 2009 at 22:19
Started April 4, 2009 at 21:44
Thanks for getting rid of the spammers sorry if i was in a pissy mood I get that way at times and with spammers all the time
Greg

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It took 17yrs to get diagnosed with MRSA.
Posted by Donna
Last Reply April 7, 2009 at 23:05
Started February 20, 2009 at 03:34
I will be 36 years old soon and I have been battling MRSA for 22 years. At the age of 14, I suffered an extremely severe burn on my right leg that extended from my knee to my hip. Naturally, this burn required extreme medical attention to include an ER visit and skin graphs. It was approx. a year after that burn i discovered a very irritating boil like lesion. My Mother took me to the doctor only to be told that it was pretty much nothing. In the years to follow, I would experience more and more of these lesions in different areas only to have them finally become localized in my left arm pit and in my legs.After the birth of my son at the age of 21, they engulfed both creases of my legs at the groin area. Again, I consulted numerous drs, even my OBGYN. The only explanation I ever got was ingrown hair follicle, infected lymph nodes, or infected hair follicles. Was given countless antibiotics but nothing ever worked. Oddly enough, approx. 5 yrs. ago, I carried my second child... read more

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mrsa meningitis
Posted by michelle
Last Reply April 1, 2009 at 17:57
Started March 31, 2009 at 16:01
my five week old son has mrsa related meningitis. has anyone ever heard of this or recovered from it?

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better without meds????
Posted by michelle
Last Reply April 1, 2009 at 04:33
Started April 1, 2009 at 03:47
I have been battling MRSA for over a yaer now and it is very strange, but my infection seems to thrive when im on antibiotics. I have not taken any meds for about two weeks now and i have had NO symptoms. this was also the case after my very first infection in 08- I had mrsa for 5 months and stopped taking my meds and got better. Has this happened to anyone else? the downfall of the situation is that the infection flares up at the slightest opportunity. what does this mean? Are our bodies able to fight the infection on their own?

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Should I be concerned?
Posted by LS
Last Reply March 31, 2009 at 23:28
Started March 31, 2009 at 19:02
2 weeks ago I was treated for a sinus infection. I was given amoxicillan (sp), finishing the meds, I only feel a slight improvement. Still feeling really crummy I also developed a yeast infection that was also treated with prescribled meds, the meds did not work. Now I have developed a really horrible bad taste in my mouth and a really weird sweet smelling drainage that I notice when blowing my nose. Should I be concerned or ask for different meds?

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son has MRSA related meningitis
Posted by michelle
Last Reply March 30, 2009
Started March 28, 2009 at 20:00
as you all know, my water broke at 32 weeks with my 2nd son because i has mrsa in my amnio fluids. my son is now almost 6 wks old and we were just flown to Kansas City on tuesday because he has spinal meningitis that was caused by mrsa. Question: how can this be if all of his cultures have been neg.? they found mrsa in his spinal fluids when they did a tap. i guess im just really confused as to why they didnt find the infection before.

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Fungi
Posted by Sandi
Last Reply March 27, 2009 at 14:14
Started March 17, 2009 at 14:50
I have as most of you have known had MRSA since 2001 and had my leg removed 2007. Had one case of Staff related peumonia last year. this year I have a condiction my dr called fungi peumonia in the lungs. Has anyone heard of this and should I consider it MRSA related? I do not know if I should go to a back to my id doc or just treat it as I have been. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks Sandi

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hydrogenated oils cause boils
Posted by ruth
Last Reply March 26, 2009 at 20:35
Started March 26, 2009 at 15:16
In many individuals, hydrogenated oils will cause various degrees of acne, skin problems,
boils and even cysts. The reason is, the body simply does not know what to do with
these trans formed oils. The body will excrete them through the skin, but if it can't
extrete them through the skin then that is when boils and cysts develope.

So if you are experiencing boils, cysts, acne or skin problems, stop eating foods
containing hydrogenated oils and drink extra water to help flush previous hydrogenated
oils out of the body.

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My daughter has MRSA
Posted by GrannyDonna
Last Reply March 22, 2009 at 22:51
Started April 22, 2008 at 06:30
HEllo My daughter is 24 and has had three babies, plus a thyroid surgery in past four yrs. She has MRSA now, and has no insurance. She has horrible boils on her breasts. Very painful, etc. Do you know if you can get disability for MRSA? I do not know how she could work with public with these horrible sores, and pain. Is there a place she can go to MD that would help with her with no insurance?

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3 years without MRSA!! : )
Posted by nyker
Last Reply March 17, 2009 at 21:46
Started February 17, 2009 at 01:29
Hello Everyone,

I just celebrated my 3rd year MRSA free. Don't give up hope!!

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question about skin breakdown
Posted by Brenda
Last Reply March 17, 2009 at 21:38
Started March 13, 2009 at 12:13
Hello! I have been reading thru your site and thank you for some helpful information and some good stories. They have inspired me to not give up hope. My husband has MRSA. He got it in the abdomen following surgery. He has been battling it for over 1 yr now. He had a blockage repaired in Dec 08 and has done wonderful until last weekend. I noticed a red area about 2 inches on his abdomen. It was slightly swollen and the skin was thin and flaky and it appeared to have white pus behind it. I called the dr who could see him on Thurs. Well on Tuesday it started draining but it was not pus, it was bloody. The area has since started to scab over and had a small amount of red tissue at the top of it. The doctor told us yesterday his surgery area was not infected, it was just one of those things that can happen? He put some siler nitrate on it and wants to see him in 3 weeks. I will say the area that broke down was not a surgical site. He has also been running a low grade feve... read more

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MRSA in the blood
Posted by Kay
Last Reply March 7, 2009 at 02:48
Started April 11, 2007 at 21:53
My friend's 17 year-old son received a head injury, which became infected with MRSA at the hospital. It is now in his blood. Can this type of MRSA ever be cured? I've visited this forum before in the last year, and my prayers are always with all of you. Thanks in advance for any info.

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online support
Posted by workinprogress
Last Reply March 6, 2009 at 18:36
Started February 2, 2009 at 23:40
becides the forum here has anyone seen or heard of online support(chat) and or support meetings just wonering nice to know your not alone
Thanks in advance
workinprogress

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Four months
Posted by Carlene
Last Reply March 2, 2009 at 20:12
Started March 2, 2009 at 20:12
My baby went to heaven four months ago today.
Thank you all for your support.
This site has been a comfort to me.
Love to all.
Carlene in Alaska

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