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MRSA in bloodstream
Started by Joyce Thomas
Posted: November 10, 2017 at 22:51
I awakened on a Thursday morning October5, 2017 with a noticeable low back
pain on the right side of my spine, I am 51 yrs old and in fairly good health. The
next day I went to work and pain became increasingly worse by the end of my
workday as I was screaming with any movement. I drove straight to Urgent Care
Facility and was treated for pulled muscles in my back, given steroid and anti-
inflammatory shot and sent home with muscle relaxers, pain meds and anti-
inflammatory drug. The next day it was not much better and by the evening on the
3rd day was unable to sit upright to travel by car to the ER. My fiancÚ called an
ambulance and my fever spiked to 103 degrees. Thankfully the ER doctor on duty
felt the need to do blood cultures after MRI showed infection in muscles up and
down the right side of my spine. I was positive for MRSA in my blood stream with
Sepsis. The doctor said I was a very sick lady.I was in the hospital for 9 days and
treated by infectious disease doctor with vancomycin treatment and currently at
home with PIC line and injecting the antibiotic Cubicen daily. I go back to
infectious disease doctor next week to see how much longer I will have PIC line
with infusions.I also felt like I was dying while in the hospital.I am still recovering
physically and wonder how long it will take for me to feel normal again. I am
easily fatigued and take 3 hour naps at a time, and need to go back to work, but
honestly do not feel I can handle the hours due to the chronic fatigue
Re: MRSA in bloodstream
Reply #1 by Bob Anderson
Posted: November 11, 2017 at 14:20
Hello Joyce Thomas -

Sounds like you have been through the wringer and still need some recovery time. I hope you come out of it completely and fully recover your previous good health.

I am not a doctor of any kind and do not want to be so I cannot give you any medical advice.

While you are in this forum, you might want to look around and learn all you can about MRSA and the ways people are coping with their MRSA. Knowledge is power and the more you know about your situation and all of your alternatives the more informed decisions you can make about your health. Ultimately, we are each responsible for the results of the decisions we make.

The future for people with bacterial infections is foreboding with the antibiotic apocalypse of antibiotic resistance rearing its ugly head as antibiotics become less effective every day and they will eventually become totally ineffective. What are people with MRSA going to do then? Big Pharma has no new antibiotics under development and there are no plans to develop any.

Some options that will still be available to people are old-fashioned herbal folk remedies using natural (non-irradiated) garlic. It might sound crude, vulgar and even barbaric to some but natural garlic, used properly, still kills all bacteria on contact, no matter how resistant that bacteria may have become to commercial pharmaceutical antibiotics.

If this is of interest to you, you might search this forum for my garlic and garlic water posts. Oh, be sure to read the Garlic Success Stories thread to read about the experiences of people in this forum; they don't post here anymore because they no longer have MRSA.

Good luck to you.

Re: MRSA in bloodstream
Reply #2 by MRSA in bloodstream
Posted: December 10, 2017 at 13:09
Dear Joyce, I am so sorry to hear your story! Any idea how you
contracted MRSA??? Your situation makes me wonder about myself. My
husband contracted MRSA from a metal plate they put in his leg
when he broke it. I've been taking care of him since last year and
I've been having horrific pains (not non-stop though, but every
day for the past few days) in my upper middle back. I am very
aware of how careful I have to be about laundry, etc. when you
live with someone who has MRSA and am super cautious. You
mentioned fatigue...he has major fatigue with this pill and this
infection. But he has a therapist and between that, and trying to
walk as much as tolerated during the day, he is SLOWLY getting
back. He has to return to work after the end of this month. I
worry about if he will be able to do his job. And knowing that
MRSA can pop up again at any time doesn't exactly instill
confidence for the future. MRSA is an AWFUL thing to have. He was
on the pic line as well at first, on Vancomycin. After 3 weeks, he
suffered a severe allergy, rash from head to toe and ended up
passing out in a parking lot while we were out and I had to call
911. They put him on Linezolid in the hospital, but sent him home
several days later on the Linezolid in pill form. He is weathering
it out...has 3 more days to go. It's been a nightmare. I feel for
you. My heart goes out to you! This is the worst bug EVER. I wish
you the very best. If you have any questions, just let me know.
We've been there with the pic line when he was on Vanco. I've
learned a lot in this past year.
Re: MRSA in bloodstream
Reply #3 by Bob Anderson
Posted: December 10, 2017 at 18:04
I'm sorry you and your husband are suffering so. If your husband's MRSA would go away, life would be so much better for both of you.

If you were to read my garlic and garlic water posts you would discover an old herbal folk remedy that kills MRSA and all other forms of resistant bacteria but people have to actually use it for it to work but it has been effective against bacterial infections for thousands of years but has fallen out of use with the invention of penicillin. Now penicillin no longer works well and is getting less effective by the day but a series of garlic water baths kills MRSA in its tracks.

Many people in this forum have tried the garlic water baths and have written of their experiences in the Garlic Success Stories thread. You might check that out and see what people had to say.

Ordinary grocery store garlic generally won't work because most of it is from China and has been irradiated to retard sprouting and it can no longer produce the enzymatic action required to produce allicin, the active antimicrobial in garlic.

Natural non-irradiated garlics are also known as gourmet garlics and you can Google them searching for gourmet garlic and find lots of sources from late summer through fall and into winter.

Re: MRSA in bloodstream
Reply #4 by David Geffen (ey)
Posted: December 20, 2017 at 18:26
While we can appreciate Bob's insight, I have not found many who concur with Bob on the non-irradiated garlic. As a skeptic, I did try such remedies anyway out of desperation and really just had an expensive foul smelling poop. There is even a forum discussion about how the Garlic doesn't work on this site. Just be weary of relying heavily on non clinically tested solutions. Steve Jobs said that was his biggest mistake in life.

With that said, each person is different. Some bounce back quickly after MRSA, others (like me) have developed chronic life altering conditions. Welcome to the journey...

MRSA AND antibiotics both reak havoc on your immune system. restoring your immune system is key, but there is little science on how. Of course what works in holistic and naturopathy is not unique, and what is unique in these fields do not work. Of course good nutriton, rest, sleep, detoxing, lower stress, meditation, will improve your results, but for many of us that is not enough. My journey has taken me to restore my gut bacteria through Fecal Microbiota transplantation. There is science based medicine that is showing this is a large problem area for those of us on heavy antibiotics or for long term. I hope you bounce back quickly. Subjecting youself to stress work life again too soon could result in a fall. Not to discourage it, but be prepared for the possibility. I actualy did OK for a good 1.5 years post MRSA, but now I am mostly house bound working to restore my immune system. You however may be fine like my father was after repeated staph infections and antibiotics. Try being as healthy as possible, and detox bathing has been my life blood of removing fatigue and pain, and the worst part the cognative loss.
Re: MRSA in bloodstream
Reply #5 by Bob Anderson
Posted: December 22, 2017 at 03:16
Hello David -

First of all, this is an opinion forum and your opinion is as welcome as anyone else's.

Your post raises a few questions and as well as some agreement. I agree that everyone is physically unique and respond in different ways to medicines or treatments; no one thing works equally well for everyone.

What cultivar of which variety of garlic did you use? That makes a difference because every one has a different taste and pungency and create different amounts of allicin. Serious growers of gourmet garlics know for sure which cultivars/varieties they are growing and they are sold by name. If it doesn't have a name, you can't be sure what it is or how much of what chemical compounds it produces. To be sure you need to buy direct from the grower so you know what you're getting.

I think if you will look around, you will find a lot people who have tried the garlic water baths with success. Not only is there a Garlic Success Stories thread in this forum where people tell of their experiences but also if you Google garlic water or garlic water baths, you will get pages on links to garlic water and garlic water bath forums and websites. When I first started writing here about garlic there was not a single one. I know because I Googled them and got no responses. It all started right here.

I would be willing to bet that you had stinky poop before you tried any garlic as that is the natural result of using pharmaceutical antibiotics as you have done for years and if it was expensive, it was due to the cost of the antibiotics.

Once you realize that allicin is drawn to bacteria like a magnet and that the bacteria are killed upon contact and that allicin does not have to be able to bond with any receptor like antibiotics do so it kills the bacteria no matter how resistant it is to antibiotics. It all depends on how much allicin is created when the garlic is crushed. The only way to be sure of that is to buy garlic direct from an organic/natural grower who sells garlics of known heritage and it reproduces true to form. About 20 years ago a testing lab tested 26 cultivars and Romanian Red produced the most allicin and so is now considered the most desirable antimicrobial garlic. Something to think about.

I believe if you had done a garlic water enema correctly, along with a series of baths in Romanian Red, a Porcelain garlic, you would have neither MRSA nor digestive issues today. Just my opinion. If you want more information about Romanian Red, google it or Gourmet Garlic and you will not only learn about Romanian Red but find growers to buy it from. Just a thought.

Good luck to you, whatever you choose to do.

Re: MRSA in bloodstream
Reply #6 by Kim Andrews
Posted: December 31, 2017 at 01:05
Your story sounds a lot like mine, but mine began in June. It took some time to
start feeling better. I got run down and probably dehydrated, which they warned
me about in the hospital, and experienced five skin outbreaks, quite painful. The
first antibiotic did not help much and fevers continued. I ended up in ER because
I thought I was going septic again. I wasn't, and the new antibiotic helped, but
then I started looking online for more help and prevention. I tried the garlic baths
and they gave me more energy and also helped accelerate my healing. Good luck
and prayers for you!
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