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Is it possible to have mrsa for years?
Started by herewegoagain
Posted: August 27, 2009 at 08:13
In spring of 2006 I was in an accident which had me waking up (the following morning) to see an IV in my hand that
appeared on the verge of a severe infection. Rather than stay and discuss the hospital's lack of cleanliness, I literally
pulled tubes etc., and got outta Dodge.

In Spring of 2007, I attempted to squeeze a large pimple on my neck. I realized, after feeling the pain, that the 'pimple' was
probably more inclined to be a small boil, although I've never experienced a boil in my life. I went to emergency, was
treated and swabbed and sent home. Part of my treatment was to attend the hospital twice daily for 3-4 days for IV
antibiotics. After the night IV treatment on day one, I found that the skin around the IV shunt was infected. I removed the
shunt and did not return to the hospital.

I have have breakouts approx ever 6 months, and I have been attempting to stay on top of things through sea salt and
soap mixtures, hydrogen peroxide, keeping the pimple/boil covered. Bleach is my best friend as I wash counters and most
surfaces with it

Question: How long does MRSA last in a person's body? Can it go away on its own or do massive amounts of antibiotics
and me sleeping on hospital beds have to be involved?

I had a bout with mrsa this last week after a bug bite on my chin made my chin swell to 4X its size. Results show there
isn't MRSA in my blood. Funnily enough, the label for my mrsa has changed.

Initially (2007) I was told I had hospital acquired MRSA, but just as I was leaving today, I was told I had community
acquired mrsa. Does Mrsa change? Does it come and go in different guises?

Thank you in advance
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Reply #1 by ladyk
Posted: August 27, 2009 at 16:22
herewegoagain -

Well… by your actions you’ve probably rendered antibiotic useless since you did not take long enough to control/reduce bacteria. If you do not know the magnitude of affliction you are up against you can not be proactive in your care. MRSA is an aggressive, multi-drug resistant, pathogenic (disease causing), contagion. If left untreated/mistreated progression can occur as portrayed on forum from others experiences.

You wrote:
[“Question: How long does MRSA last in a person's body? Can it go away on its own or do massive amounts of antibiotics and me sleeping on hospital beds have to be involved?”]

It is possible for MRSA to remain in host, until host becomes immune compromised. If one is experiencing ongoing outbreaks, this is cue bacteria over population is occurring. Antibiotic ingestion affords those of us who are MRSA positive time to build immune system so it may do its biological job of ridding our bodies of system invaders. During the time of antibiotic ingestion reduction of bacteria is goal. There is great debate across the board in the fields of Medicine and Science concerning dormancy vs cure when it comes to MRSA. We do know that MRSA falls to dormancy when we intervene with proactive measures such as antibiotic therapy, supplementation, and topical care protocols. MRSA is a smart bug taking on bits of our DNA in order to disguise itself from our immune system killer cells. When our protector cells reach an area of detected questionable invaders the MRSA bacteria turns and kills them one by one… this is the nature of MRSA. It is a battle for survival (host vs bacteria) just as it has been down through time concerning staph aureus. Staph aureus has been on planet earth probably long before humans, definitely since we have been able to detect it via early diagnostics.

Balance is key. Both topical and internal. Many of us who are MRSA positive have been able to maintain control over MRSA bacteria by using supplements which promote immune system health once bacteria is under control by way of using antibiotics which initially reduce bacteria. If we fail to keep up our maintenance regimens often we fall to outbreaks. If IV picc line is required for antibiotic therapy in your case, this can be accomplished in home rather than clinical setting. If this is the case be sure to check with insurance first as these meds are expensive.

[“I had a bout with mrsa this last week after a bug bite on my chin made my chin swell to 4X its size. Results show there isn't MRSA in my blood. Funnily enough, the label for my mrsa has changed.”]

*Facial MRSA can have serious consequences. It would be in your best interest to seek a Infectious Disease specialist before things spiral out of control where you will have little choice in the matter.

con't
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Reply #2 by ladyk
Posted: August 27, 2009 at 16:25

[“Initially (2007) I was told I had hospital acquired MRSA, but just as I was leaving today, I was told I had community acquired mrsa. Does Mrsa change? Does it come and go in different guises?”]

Being MRSA positive holds no immunity, meaning you can contract it over and over. Since you were diagnosed HA-MRSA a hospital procedure of some sort must have occurred initially… more than just likely during accident admission/procedures. Additionally, contacting CA-MRSA is quite plausible since all that is needed is a minute opening in skin surface for one to become contaminated. The strains themselves (HA vs CA) are unique down to DNA levels, therefore the cross over is improbable.

Hope this helps you.

ladyk

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Reply #3 by herewegoagain
Posted: August 27, 2009 at 18:11
Thank you so much for you helpful replies. What saddens me is that, in spite of your two
and your information,, my doctors have made eep wondering why attempt at explaining or
educating me on mrsa.
As well, can hospitals be held accountable for a patient contacting mrsa? I keep
wondering why my diagnosis w
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Reply #4 by Ruth
Posted: August 28, 2009 at 03:59
Dear Herwegoagain,
I hate to sound negative but OF COURSE they now tell you that it is "community" aquired...it's just another way that the hospitals are covering their behinds! I am SO mad about that! It is just another way that they are getting out of getting sued. It makes me sick and angry to even think about it. It started in the HOSPITALS...there are no two ways about it!!! The hospitals SHOULD be held accountable. But obviously that will never happen. Hang in there...we are all in the same or similar situations. It is good that we have this site where we can relate our concerns with each other.
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Reply #5 by Jenn
Posted: September 26, 2009 at 03:09
I have been in the hospital five times with MRSA. I now have it in my face. I am going to be making an appointment soon to get it handled.

Mine was contracted through animals. I was a vet tech for many years and studies have shown it to be VERY common on animal skin esp dogs. I know the standard precautions in preventing the spread of the disease. I am married with a 7 year old. I have been dealing with this for five years and none of my family has ever had it. I thank God for that every day. While it may have been contracted from a hospital, the only way to be rid of it is from a hospital. I tried holistic approaches and it is a bunch of hog wash. This stuff can kill you. Dont play around with it. Deal with it. People that dont understand it give it to others. I am not trying to be rude just trying to be honest which is what you need right now :) Good luck and get well!
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Reply #6 by maTT
Posted: January 3, 2011
my staff is the smart bug. should i not touch my baby once its born??? im scared for my wife , she was an auto immune disease.matt
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Reply #7 by ladyk
Posted: January 4, 2011 at 03:17
maTT -

What measures are you currently taking to control your MRSA infection? Where is your MRSA infection? Were you cultured MRSA positive, and are you being treated? Is your expecting wife experiencing lesion outbreaks?

There are measures you can take to protect yourself and those close to you who are immune compromised, whether by disease or immature immune systems we find with newborns.

Get back to me with answers to above questions, I'll help all I can.

ladyk

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Reply #8 by CJones
Posted: June 24, 2018 at 18:42
I believe I have had mersa for more than two years now. My mom had
a knee replacement and contracted mersa. The replacement had to be
removed and not replaced for 6 months (no real knee, no fake knee,
= no walking =,massive muscle loss & weight gain) during which time
she was on some heavy duty antibiotics. I was with my mom at least
3 days a week during this year long nightmare & I'm sure I
contracted mersa at that point.
For two years i have had microscopic blood in my urine, however my
doctor neglected to tell me until my last checkup, at which time he
asked me, "Are you aware you have blood in your urine?" ...... Long
story short, I am seeing another physician at the same facility who
finally answered my question which was How Long has there been
blood showing up in my urine,and she said more than two years. The
Dr I had been seeing is no longer with the group, my new Dr could
only shrug her shoulders.....
So as I sit here on Sunday with my feet in a pail of already
chilly Epsom salt water and I wonder if I should go to an Urgent
Care today or wait until tomorrow morning to see if I can get into
see my new family doctor who I find very easy to talk to. Reading
some of the articles has me pretty worried. Here are some of the
things I have experienced in the past 2 yrs:
- Plantar facitis - right foot
- Lisfrac injury - both feet
- Turf Toe - RF
- VISION: went from dollar reading glasses to legally blind in just
over a year. I just got a new eye glass px 3 months ago, I already
need a new Px
- Sonogram on my kidneys (showed no abnormalities - but when she
pressed the scope against my kidneys, they were definitely sore).
- Shooting pains in my body, especially my feet, and just recently
in the left side of my head.
- Very fatigued - have to force myself to get motivated, and can't
even begin to take any kind of big project whatsoever, too
overwhelming.
- Forget what I'm talking about in the middle of a story... Even in
the middle of a sentence.

For about a month,I had a blackberry thorn lodged deep in my hand,
both my husband & I tried several times to remove the festering
thorn, only to succeed in making the callus thicker and thicker.
Had the Doc remove it about 2 weeks ago, what an instant relief
that was!
What finally tipped me off was the clear blisters showing up on my
face, and I knew they were not pimples. I am seeing Some Dr
tomorrow,hopefully my own, but not necessarily.






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Reply #9 by Man_Nuka15
Posted: June 25, 2018 at 15:57
First off get an appointment with a well reviewed specialist that will sincerely show interest in you and your condition.

Are you a diabetic or any other issues that may be negatively effecting your immune system? Start drinking and eating probiotic foods such as kefir water or milk drinks (available at most supermarkets and health food stores), real (naturally fermented) sauerkraut, kimchi, miso paste/soup, tempeh, greek yogurts.
Reduce or eliminate antibiotics as they destroy both good and bad intestinal flora and weaken the immune system.

Consider taking raw crushed garlic baths as Bob Anderson has posted here on numerous threads.

Consider taking internally(at your discretion and risk) daily high quality supplements such as:
turmeric extract with biotin (pepper) 500mg
zinc 25mg
olive leaf extract 750mg
fish oil 2000mg or more
multi-vitamin
vitamin C 2000mg or more

I am not a doctor and these are treatments I use for myself. Anything you try is of your own accord and discretion. If you decide to use some or all of this information please follow up here with results.



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Reply #10 by CJones
Posted: June 25, 2018 at 19:19
I have an appt today at 3pm w/ a Dr I've never seen. Just to fill
you in on a few details...... Ever since my mid twenties i have
avoided taking antibiotics because inevitably i would develop a
terrible yeast infection. I would wait 2 months w/ a cold, or maybe
sinus infection before I would finally give in & go. After
explaining that to the Dr, they prescribed me the oral 1 dose pill
for yeast infection (starts w/ a D ,?) The Dr would prescribe 2,
one to take before I started the antibiotic px, and one for after
the of was gone......didn't touch it. I am 55 yrs of age now, and
my daughter is in her mid twenties..... Same thing happened to her
w/the yeast infections, someone told her to eat yogurt when she was
on the antibiotic - I had heard that before, but I find yogurt to
be absolutely abhorrent.
When I saw my old Dr (before he moved) approx 4-5 months ago and he
told me I "still have blood in my urine" and he set me up the
kidney sonogram..... Everything showed fine on my kidneys,I called
him back and he prescribed something for uti, I took it for 5 days.
The last 3 of those i felt better than I have in years, not sure if
it was the yogurt or the antibiotic.
I am ready to feel good again, this really sux! My kids think I've
become lazy and so the don't want to help w/ anything, and
yesterday my daughter said i am just getting old and have become a
hypocondriac.
When I go to this Dr at 3,pm i sure hope they can do the test and
give me the results..... I feel like I'm just sitting here dying,
faster than I should be.
Yesterday I was reading about probiotics & have started drinking
the Tropicana probiotic juice, very pricey.
I am not diabetic but, I'm sure I am close.

Thanks for your reply, I will let you know what happens.
Oh, about the garlic, would that bath make you smell like a loaf of
warm garlic bread walking around?

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Reply #11 by CJones
Posted: June 25, 2018 at 19:21
I have an appt today at 3pm w/ a Dr I've never seen. Just to fill
you in on a few details...... Ever since my mid twenties i have
avoided taking antibiotics because inevitably i would develop a
terrible yeast infection. I would wait 2 months w/ a cold, or maybe
sinus infection before I would finally give in & go. After
explaining that to the Dr, they prescribed me the oral 1 dose pill
for yeast infection (starts w/ a D ,?) The Dr would prescribe 2,
one to take before I started the antibiotic px, and one for after
the of was gone......didn't touch it. I am 55 yrs of age now, and
my daughter is in her mid twenties..... Same thing happened to her
w/the yeast infections, someone told her to eat yogurt when she was
on the antibiotic - I had heard that before, but I find yogurt to
be absolutely abhorrent.
When I saw my old Dr (before he moved) approx 4-5 months ago and he
told me I "still have blood in my urine" and he set me up the
kidney sonogram..... Everything showed fine on my kidneys,I called
him back and he prescribed something for uti, I took it for 5 days.
The last 3 of those i felt better than I have in years, not sure if
it was the yogurt or the antibiotic.
I am ready to feel good again, this really sux! My kids think I've
become lazy and so the don't want to help w/ anything, and
yesterday my daughter said i am just getting old and have become a
hypocondriac.
When I go to this Dr at 3,pm i sure hope they can do the test and
give me the results..... I feel like I'm just sitting here dying,
faster than I should be.
Yesterday I was reading about probiotics & have started drinking
the Tropicana probiotic juice, very pricey.
I am not diabetic but, I'm sure I am close.

Thanks for your reply, I will let you know what happens.
Oh, about the garlic, would that bath make you smell like a loaf of
warm garlic bread walking around?

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Reply #12 by Man_Nuka15
Posted: June 25, 2018 at 21:58
You won't smell like garlic but even if you did your health is more
important.

Plain and simple MRSA requires a person's upkeep ,diligence and
acquiring knowledge about it to get it under control. When a person's
immune system is constantly fighting the bacteria it becomes tiring
but there's no option but to stay focused.




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Reply #13 by Man_Nuka15
Posted: June 25, 2018 at 22:47
I forgot to ask...did you have you nasal hairs,
other parts of you skin, or wounds cultured for
MRSA?

Any skin infections such as boils or cellulitis?
Any history of kidney stones or uninary tract
infections that would cause microscopic blood in
your urine?
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Reply #14 by Bob Anderson
Posted: June 26, 2018 at 16:08
CJones -

I'm not a doctor either and can give no medical advice. One of the possible causes of blood in urine is a growth of some kind on the bladder wall so if you have not had a cystoscopic examination of the inside of your bladder, it might be wise to have this done.

In all candor, doctors are the only people you can go to for the purpose of treating illnesses but even the most knowledgeable infectious disease doctors have their hands tied, so to speak because all of the antibiotics they use to fight infections are in the process of becoming useless due to antibiotic resistance. When the medicines they depend on no longer work anywhere as well as the once did, what are doctors to do? If they suggest anything that is not approved by the FDA, they lose their liability protection and they are, understandably reluctant to expose themselves to great potential liability so that creates problems for patients. What's a patient to do when doctors can't help them? If they really want to live, they have no choice but to begin looking into alternative treatments that their doctors can't or won't suggest. As they do so, they are strictly on their own responsibility as to the results they get.

Please read the "Garlic Success Stories" thread in this forum to red about the experiences of those who have tried the garlic water baths. Not all garlics work, grocery store bulk garlic that has been irradiated will not work at all; garlic must still be in its natural state to work and irradiated garlic has none of the health benefits of natural garlic. People must grow it themselves or buy it direct from the grower in a farmers market.How can you tell if a garlic has been irradiated? Easy, bite into a clove and if it is smooth and flavorful but not hotm it has been irradiated but id you bite into a clove of garlic and it is intensely hot and produces a burning sensation of the tongue, it is natural and has not been irradiated. If it ain't hot, it don't work.

Hope this helps.









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