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Author Topic: MRSA  (Read 1893 times)

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Offline mpls_apple

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« on: September 07, 2008, 07:26:30 PM »
Awwwwwww fuccccccck.

My MRSA infection appears to be back. About 3 months ago i had it start in the back of my neck after a hair cut i had gotten. Then the dr drained it,  i went on vanco treatments but unfortunetly it spread to the side of my face..where it did not drain or go away

My Dr. told me that the side of my face would never drain and i would have to have a plastic surgeon go in , drain it and place a drain in..

That all said it done just was plain painful. i missed 2 weeks of work overall because of this and now this is back. ARGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG.

i work in a Jail and im thinking this might be where i'm picking it up from.  Im calling my Dr. Tomorrow, hopefully getting in to see her tomorrow. Im thinking of asking for her to write a recomandation to transfer somewhere else in the dept of corrections, hopefully she will :)

So yeah, here i sit again. back of neck swollen up. O the joys of HIV
dreams can be deceiving, like faces are to hearts.

Offline komnaes

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« Reply #1 on: September 07, 2008, 10:16:14 PM »
Sorry to hear that dude...

I can relate to the pain.. the abscess I had few months back was simply a torture. I would wake up in pain and literally jumped out of my bed when I turned and pressed on it while asleep.

Hope you get better soon...
Aug 07 Diagnosed
Oct 07 CD4=446(19%) Feb 08 CD4=421(19%)
Jun 08 CD4=325(22%) Jul 08 CD4=301(18%)
Sep 08 CD4=257/VL=75,000 Oct 08 CD4=347(16%)
Dec 08 CD4=270(16%)
Jan 09 CD4=246(13%)/VL=10,000
Feb 09 CD4=233(15%)/VL=13,000
Started meds Sustiva/Epzicom
May 09 CD4=333(24%)/VL=650
Aug 09 CD4=346(24%)/VL=UD
Nov 09 CD4=437(26%)/VL=UD
Feb 10 CD4=471(31%)/VL=UD
June 10 CD4=517 (28%)/VL=UD
Sept 10 CD4=687 (31%)/VL=UD
Jan 11 CD4=557 (30%)/VL=UD
April 11 CD4=569 (32%)/VL=UD
Switched to Epizcom, Reyataz and Norvir
(Interrupted for 2 months with only Epizcom & Reyataz)
July 11 CD=520 (28%)/VL=UD
Oct 11 CD=771 (31%)/VL=UD(<30)
April 12 CD=609 (28%)/VL=UD(<20)
Aug 12 CD=657 (29%)/VL=UD(<20)
Dec 12 CD=532 (31%)/VL=UD(<20)
May 13 CD=567 (31%)/VL=UD(<20)
Jan 14 CD=521 (21%)/VL=UD(<50)

Offline aztecan

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« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2008, 10:53:18 PM »
Boy, that sounds absolutely dreadful.

I hope you get that transfer and soon and get this current problem under control soon.


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Offline positively_me

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« Reply #3 on: September 08, 2008, 11:08:13 PM »
I'm sorry to hear that your MRSA is back and with a vengance!  I can sympathize because I fought one for 4 months last year.  My doctor had me do body washes in the shower with Phisohex and applying bacitracin to the infected area.

I would imagine that working in a jail is the perfect place to pick up MRSA. I hope your doctor can help you with a transfer and that your MRSA heals soon.
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Offline Nashvegas

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« Reply #4 on: September 09, 2008, 07:21:33 AM »
Just like you, I had a major problem with recurrent MRSA infections.  Also like you, Bactrim did absolutely nothing for me when I had an actual MRSA outbreak, and I had to use much stronger antibiotics in order to get the infection under control.  However, once I had cleared up my active infections, I started taking a double-strength Bactrim once a day as a prophylactic, and that has kept me from having any outbreaks over the last ten months or so.  If you end up staying in the same job, you might want to consider discussing this option with your doctor.  I feel for you bud!
8/12/06 - sero-conversion
9/14/06 -- Positive Test results confirmed
9/21/06 -- CD4 - 586; viral load 8,000; 29%
12/25/06 -- CD4 - 373; VL 2,800; 23%
2/10/07 - CD4 - 228; VL 865; 25%
3/15/07 -  CD4 - 365 (no viral load test)
5/1/07 = CD4 - 341; VL 4,358; 27%
8/1/07 - CD4 - 315; VL - 2,300; 25%
9/20/07 - CD4 - 378
11/22/07 - CD4 - 257; VL 7,300;
2/27/08 - CD4 231 (16.5 %), VL 5,960
5/20/08 - CD4 229 (18.3%), VL 11,100
6/17/08 - CD4 166 (14.5%), VL 9,030
7/2/08 - CD4 272 (20%), VL 113  :-)
7/16/08 - CD4 -217 (21.1 %), VL - Undetectable
7/30/08 - CD4 - 220 (20.4%). VL - 92
8/14/08 - CD4 - 280 (22%) VL-undetectable
1/04/09 - CD4 - 250 (28%) VL-UD
5/15/09 - CD4 -393 (28%) VL-UD
8/15/09 - CD4-346, (26%) VL-UD
11/15/09 - CD4-373 (28%)

Offline Imnew2this

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« Reply #5 on: September 09, 2008, 08:45:08 AM »
I, too, feel your pain....even as I type this.  I'm dealing with my second axillary abscess/boil.  Not only does it hurt, but its completely infuriating to me that it just popped up.  :-\  I'm trying the conservative approach with warm compresses, alcohol and ibuprofen since the last time I took Bactrim it almost killed me with an allergic reaction. 

Once the active infectious issue has resolved, you should ask your doc to help you with MRSA decolonization, which involves using Bactroban, etc.  And don't forget your door knobs at home, bed linens, under fingernails, etc.  I work in healthcare, so I'm unfortunately exposed to this on a daily basis.  Good luck and best of health and recovery.

Hey, Nashvegas, I'm just a half hour north of you!

Offline jennynyc7

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« Reply #6 on: September 09, 2008, 09:21:57 AM »
eeeek man. That does sound dreadful. I sure hope they can get it under control soon. Keep us updated on your progress.

be well
1/3/08-ARS began
Initial Vl=99000
2/14/08-began Truvada/Reyataz/Norvir
3/01/08=Swapped Reyataz for Viramune
5/1/08:     vl= undetectable
10/24/08:  vl=undetectable
                cd4=1172 (55%)

12/4/08:    vl=254 (hopefully just a small blip)

Offline allopathicholistic

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« Reply #7 on: September 09, 2008, 10:08:26 AM »
Once the active infectious issue has resolved, you should ask your doc to help you with MRSA decolonization, which involves using Bactroban, etc.  And don't forget your door knobs at home, bed linens, under fingernails, etc.  I work in healthcare, so I'm unfortunately exposed to this on a daily basis. 

hi everyone  has anyone heard of staphaseptic and if so would you like to comment on it? i saw this at rite aid the othe rday



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