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Originally posted by uplander
Is there no alternative treatment for MRSA? I don't mean like the silver thing, I'm talking about other prescription medications that could help.
Another thing to consider is maybe this side effect is exacerbated by taking other medications with it. You may be on a pain medication too, right? And you were taking the alternative remedies too. I'm not saying this is your fault because we all do things when we are desperate.
But maybe your medicine has reacted with other things you have been taking too?
Do your research online. Then talk to your Dr. If he won't listen because he thinks you're one of those "internet doctors" then get another Dr. This mess (MRSA) can kill you. Don't mess around and definately get some help. I know that going without insurance sucks ass. I think they have to see you at the ER. I don't know - maybe there's free clinics nearby or call your Dr. and tell them the situation. Maybe they'll help you with a deferred payment plan or maybe even free of charge.
I wish you and your wife well. Good luck!
Originally posted by space cadet
I am sorry to hear you have been through so much and continue to, I felt the need to respond to this thread because I think learning as much as you can about a drug before taking it is/can be a life of death situation. My oldest sister took a drug for a while, and although it was helping her with what it was precribed for, she began to suffer other disorders. As the symptoms piled up, and more and more drugs were prescribed to basically fix her symptoms and not even look for the illness, she progressed like this until she could barely breathe and felt that she was losing her mind, only to be diagnosed with primary pulmonary hypertension, and was given 6 months to live. She gave her body to science that they might research this strange illness she had, so that her 5 year old daughter might not suffer like she did should it be hereditary as they told her. It wasn't heridetary, turned out to be caused by the pills, she was taking Redux to lose weight. She was the first case study they had, with her help they were able to determine that Redux and Phen Phen was killing people.
Originally posted by Greenize
Sorry about your experience. Back in March, I got up and went to work, felt ok just a little tender in my lymph nodes....by mid-day I was laying in the floor and had to be picked up and taken to the doctor. My white blood cell count was over 23000...normal is 4500-9000. Turns out I had pneumonia, urinary tract and kidney infection...long story short, I was prescribed Avelox. 1 a day for 10 ten days. I had no problem with the medicine and was thankful when I felt better over the next couple of days.
[edit on 18-7-2009 by Greenize]
Manuka Honey has gained increased notoriety because of its ability to wipe out the super-bugs associated with MRSA and Staph infections. The nectar secreted by the Manuka Tree (indigenous to New Zealand) contains what scientists call the Unique Manuka Factor or UMF. It is this antibacterial component that sets Manuka Honey apart from other types of honey.