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originally posted by: Bigburgh
a reply to: Spader
It does to an extent.. a drug called culcries ( my spellings off I will look in my tabers) will really help. As it been ve does for me.
Sometimes hurts to the point I get angry at neighbors with no doorbell... knocking really hurts.
no personal experience with either of your problems sorry, but google Manuka honey from nz, meant to be good for mrsa. Good luck. And take loads pro and prebiotics for all the antibiotics you are taking. Will do some natural remedies research for gout cos I like to do that sort of thing.
originally posted by: Spader
Hello everyone. I am asking this question because I learned today that my run of the mill staph infection turned into the dreaded MRSA. MRSA is short for Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. It means all of the antibiotics I have been taking since January haven't been working. I was switched today to Bactrim DS which seems to be the only antibiotic that is effective on this so called "super bug".
I have had gout since I was 21. I'm 46 now. It has turned into chronic Tophaceous gout.
I have been on every gout medicine since the beginning and I still have head banging attacks.
Tophi are Uric deposits that settle in joints that grow into gross nodules. Mine are on my elbow and about the size of tennis balls. The one on my right arm got infected and literally blew up (rather out). A few days later I woke up with a 103 fever and went to the ER. 45 minutes later I was in surgery.
The culture came back as Staphylococcus aureus, very common.
As the months went by I got better and then last week it got infected again and the culture came back as MRSA.
It is very contagious and I am being treated like I have leprosy. If I keep it wrapped, clean, and wash my hands A LOT everyone should be fine.
I forgot to mention that I have Lupus an autoimmune disease which compromises my immune system which makes it hard for my body to fight infections.
I've poked around the net for some information but I really want to hear some first hand accounts from people who have had MRSA and what they went through and how long it took to get rid of it.
ETA: Concerning gout, I have a theory about Uric acid, the culprit behind gout.
I think Uric acid is magical. It has the ability to open up a portal to the seventh level of hell, pull out a demon, which then latches on to the nerves around the area of the attack.
When a doctor asks me to rate my pain on a scale of 1-10, I always use a class 1 Dantesque gout attack as my 10.
Gout is what started this whole thing and I'm convinced I abused puppies in a past life.
Sorry for the length of the post, but for some reason it helped to write it down and am eager to hear from y'all.