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I Have MRSA Right Now.

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posted on Oct, 11 2015 @ 10:09 AM
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I was working doing fiber optic cable buries and cable installs in houses and businesses down in Indiana until about 2 weeks ago. I worked with a relative who is trying to keep his business afloat. There is good reason he is failing as he is a serious narcissist who, as narcissists will never admit because they see themselves as perfect, cannot understand why no one wants to work for him or do business with him. But that is a different story altogether....

I was doing a cable install in the filthiest living space I have ever seen. Roaches everywhere, dog and cat feces and urine all over floors that hadn't been cleaned in who knows how long?. Something bit me just above my right knee as I knelt to run a cable and do some fittings, adapters, splitters and so on....Didn't think much of it at the time because I was busy and had been bitten by bugs many times before in my life....

I noticed afterward that the bite was particularly painful and was beginning to swell up more than such things usually do. A few days later a sore appeared on my leg that resembled eczema. I though " damn, that stuff is permanent and hard to treat"....I have a brother who has it and really didn't want to deal with that stuff like he does....

A week or so later the sore had grown to the size of a quarter from being no more than a tiny red spot and I began to feel really sick. I figured it was the flu considering the season, I drove on with my cable bury/install mission sick or not, while this relative I work with kept running his mouth and driving me crazy day after day.

One day I was feeling particularly ill on my drive one and one half hours to the area we were working and this prick began to scream at me while I was trying to drive. I pulled over and got out and found my way the forty miles back where I was living and started packing my stuff to leave. I knew this chapter was over and if i weren't in such a weakened state I would not have let this childish person get on my nerves so much to make such a stupid decision.

The guy still owes me about a months worth of pay, Oh well....

Got to my fallback living space up here in the north where it gets too cold in the winter and a week or so later the sores were spreading all over my thigh. I got kind of scared and went to the VA hospital. The doctors there were taking turns looking at my leg (about a dozen of them) trying to figure out what this stuff was on my leg. They didn't really do anything for me other than draw a bunch of blood, take swabs for culture and send me off with a prescription for clindamycin
hcl 150 mg, 4 x a day for however long the medication holds out. The stuff makes me feel worse still....

I was going through emails and came across one from an unfamiliar name and read it. It was a doctor at the VA trying to contact me to inform me that my lesions cultured and proved to be MRSA...EEK....They sent me a prescription in the mail with an antiobiotic called moxifloxacin hcl 400 mg. I did some research into this moxifloxacin or AVELOX as it is called. I found that this particular antibiotic was the one I read about when I was researching the clindamycin prescribed earlier. I was glad clindamycin wasn't one of those antibiotics that are called "fluoroquinolones" which are particularly powerful with particularly harsh side effects in some cases.

I kept researching this stuff and decided I wasn't going to take this stuff at all....

I guess this turned out to be not so much a post about MRSA as it is about antibiotics. MRSA is a result of overuse and abuse of antibiotics. I try to tell people around me this but they still insist it has something to do with cleanliness or something and avoid me like the plague. Babbling this and that about it being a "nosocomial" infection that is only found in nursing homes and hospitals.

Ge whiz, people who work in hospitals and nursing homes do tend to go do things outside the place where they work on occasion. There is no way to completely sterilize one's hands and clothes after exposure as people have often tried to tell me, other than to wash the clothes in hot water and dry them on high. Hands and skin?, good luck.

The stuff is no longer only found in medical care facilities. The stuff is actually in the food chain. MRSA is more from the abuse of antibiotics in beef and pork operations than from medical facilities. It was only a matter of time.

I have rather substantial medical training by the way. My favorite subjects in college was bacteriology/microbiology. I trained to be a scrub tech or what is called a surgical technician. The one who defends the sterile field and instruments from contamination, a task that is absolutely not possible and a job where the surgical technician is the one scrutinized when that impossible thing is not achieved.



Anyfrickinway....




posted on Oct, 11 2015 @ 10:18 AM
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Dermatologists use clindamycin for acne. Its very mild.

You need meduka honey. Or medihoney. (medihoney is a brand name)



posted on Oct, 11 2015 @ 10:19 AM
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a reply to: MyHappyDogShiner

I'm all for doing your own research but an American trained physician learns more per week in medical school than an entire year of undergrad.
I hate to sound dismissive but undergrad microbiology is to medical school what drivers ed is to a nascar....
if you doubt the culture then change physician(s)....advice: go with an American trained MD...
-Christosterone



posted on Oct, 11 2015 @ 10:24 AM
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My adult son caught MRSA from the hospital from a surgery. But, if this really originated from a bite, then you need to look at the bite of a brown recluse spider. The reason is because, the hospital first diagnosed my son as having a bite, until they realized it was MRSA.

With that said, after suffering for a couple of years, my son had a friend that worked at the hospital, and she gave him an ointment to put in his nose. (the germ lives in your nose). It completely healed him (that was 10 yrs ago now) she said that they know this works, but are not prescribing it. I cant reach my son right now to find out what it is, but I will and PM you later.

My son has not had an outbreak since using the ointment.



posted on Oct, 11 2015 @ 10:24 AM
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a reply to: MyHappyDogShiner

I'm sorry about the infection, has it improved? Not sure denying antibiotics is a good idea but you seem like you have a reasonable mind for the most part. Also you need to show up at "your relatives" and get your months pay demand it, threaten him with MRSA, but do not let him squander you. Good luck and I hope you get better.
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posted on Oct, 11 2015 @ 10:33 AM
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Oregano oil a few times a day will clear it up. There was a thread on here years ago with a chap that had a boil in his nose. They were about to give him meds that could shut down his kidneys, but I told him to try the Oregano oil first. A few days later he posted back on thread thanking me saying it was miraculously almost gone after a dozen topical and oral applications. It's powerful stuff, and a quick Google scholar or pub med search will verify it's efficacy.



posted on Oct, 11 2015 @ 10:35 AM
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scary man.....hope you take this very seriously. Id look up any and all therapies you can co administer with your antibiotics.....look into diet restrictions that boost your immune system etc....keep us posted.



posted on Oct, 11 2015 @ 10:41 AM
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a reply to: MyHappyDogShiner
I contracted my MRSA from a mosquito bite on the Outer Banks in NC.
I am glad I did not use acne medication or honey to try to cure it.
Mine required two hand surgeries and 7 weeks of IV vancomycin to cure. The hand surgeon said that another hour of delay would have meant the loss of my hand. Not the loss of use.... amputation.



posted on Oct, 11 2015 @ 10:42 AM
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a reply to: misskat1

I am pretty sure that the bite was merely a vector for the infection to enter through. I have had a brown recluse bite before and it was way more uncomfortable than this goop is.



posted on Oct, 11 2015 @ 10:47 AM
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a reply to: misskat1

That information regarding the ointment would be sincerely appreciated. Thank you.



posted on Oct, 11 2015 @ 10:50 AM
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a reply to: TechniXcality

The guy is a "business dude" that's what most business does. Been getting squandered my entire life here and there. Last 2 jobs in fact. Maybe I need to get more ruthless and threaten people with exposure to dread diseases to get my recompense....I think it is unlawful though....



posted on Oct, 11 2015 @ 10:51 AM
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www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov...

www.google.com...=en-US&q=studies+on+manuka+honey< br />
The first link brings you to a study done on honey and wound care. I've read previously that honey is at hospitals and is only brought out if all else fails.

ETA: I've added the second link which is a search to many studies in the effectiveness of Manuka honey. I don't understand the negative thoughts towards honey but maybe reading something may help. Pay attention to the different methods. Such as "with antibiotics making them stronger" or why it's better for children.

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posted on Oct, 11 2015 @ 10:52 AM
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a reply to: butcherguy

This seems to have pretty much stopped in it's tracks for the moment, as far as the lesions go. But I am still feeling really sick and think it may be systemic already, unless it is just blended with the flu as I hope it is. I have been way sicker than this in the past, minus weeping sores.

Just call me Job.



posted on Oct, 11 2015 @ 10:54 AM
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LOL on honey.

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posted on Oct, 11 2015 @ 10:56 AM
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Stay the course! Surely you are far moar knowledgeable than any doctor, and your certainly getting better care than say... Daniel Fells.

Darwin was right.



posted on Oct, 11 2015 @ 11:04 AM
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Hi i am sorry to hear about your bite however i believe you are taking the wrong approach. i am a RN and work on an isolation infectious/Respirtatory floor. You have what i called celliutius a skin infection usually caused by some comprised skin intergerity. You are no wise in not taking the antibiotics, yes MRSA is caused by the over use of anitbiotics but is because just like any organisms in nature it evovles. i have given Avelox which is a newer type of anitbitoic and is not a harmful one. It may have some side effects, but any Anitbiotic that is taken orally usually does not produce harmful effects. IV antibiotics which are known to produce harmful side effects like Vanco, Genta, and a few others are mointered via blood work.

If i were you i would check into the ER and allow them to adminster IV antibitoics and have Infectious diease on the case. If you contiune to hold off your treatment you will either have to undergo surgery because the wound will become so comprised that only a surgical incision and debridement will eliminate the infectious tissue or you will become septic because the infection will travel to your blood system or both.

Trust me i only take antibiotics when i need to and as a measure of last resort. if you want to discuss the harms of anitbitocs i just came out of the hospital 6 weeks ago after a 3 week ICU stay where i had ARDS, i was intubated on a ventatilor and on ECMO therapy all while being in a coma. From what i hear i was on 6 different types of anitbiotcs which lead my kidneys to stop working and my liver fuction was also comprised. but as soon as they stop all the antibiotics beause they had ruled out a infectious etiology. my kidneys and liver resloved within 2-3 days.

Please go to the ER before your infection gets worse. I apologize abut the spelling mistakes i am typing this on my phone while i wait for my shift to start which it is right now and do not have time to fix it.



posted on Oct, 11 2015 @ 11:06 AM
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a reply to: MyHappyDogShiner

Feeling sick with MRSA, at least from what I know could be a very bad sign and your reluctance to get help or not trust pharmaceuticals puts you at at serious risk of loosing a limb or even your life, and if the stakes weren't so high it might be slightly humorous your outlook on this alongside some others posting in this thread, do what you want it's your life. This is an instance where you might want to seek further treatment in like a hospital. Cheers I hope you feel better



posted on Oct, 11 2015 @ 11:27 AM
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a reply to: MyHappyDogShiner

You have all this experience in medical training and you delayed seeking medical treatment and are not taking that which has been determined by medical degreed persons to assist in your betterment?

WHY?



posted on Oct, 11 2015 @ 11:28 AM
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a reply to: TechniXcality

I am getting help. I just don't want to risk being one of those people with sensitivity to Fluoroquinolones and end up disabled because of them.

If I learned anything in this life, I learned better than to trust anyone who claims they know what is best for me and externalize liability toward me for my trusting them.



posted on Oct, 11 2015 @ 11:28 AM
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a reply to: MyHappyDogShiner

Good luck healing!!!
Not sure what your take is on alternative medicine, or nutritional healing, but you might want to consider giving it a shot.

Reading your post...I got to AVELOX...and my eyes bugged out.

A few years back I got pneumonia. They gave me that nasty stuff...and it made me far sicker than the pneumonia did. To the point it is now on my list of allergic drugs to NOT be given.



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