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Long-term effects of MRSA
Started by Deb
Posted: December 21, 2005 at 21:22
What are the long-term effects of this infection? Can it cross the brain barrier?
Re: Long-term effects of MRSA
Reply #1 by kt
Posted: April 1, 2009 at 21:40
I had mrsa in 2006, but i'm still feeling fatigue, headaches and very bad hip pain in both of them. Can this be a cause of MRSA? Also when i went to the hospital the MRSA was in my bloodstream. Please help me!! Thanks KT
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Reply #2 by Ryan
Posted: April 1, 2009 at 22:58
Nancy, I can't locate your discussion. Can you just click and paste it into a reply?
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Reply #3 by Nancy R
Posted: April 2, 2009 at 01:27
Ryan, just for the record, this Nancy is not me.
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Reply #4 by ruth
Posted: April 5, 2009 at 17:30
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Reply #5 by Carlene
Posted: April 8, 2009 at 02:17
MRSA most certainly can spread to the brain ! Carlene
Re: Long-term effects of MRSA
Reply #6 by LindaA
Posted: April 8, 2009 at 14:40
I had a 18 month long battle with MRSA and after 1 yr of Testing MRSA negative, I suffered from chronic fatigue, muscle pain and joint stiffness, chronic laryngitis(hardly no voice most of the time) and GERD,(severe acid reflux) Now, another 1 1/2 years later, I still suffer from reflux, but it is controlled with Zantac and MMS. I also use occasional chewable licorice tabs and oregano oil. I still have fatigue and joint pain, but it is tolerable and I chalk it up to approaching 55 yrs old. So I do alot of walking to avoid problems and keep myself moving. The worst thing you can do is quit being active and stop doing things, like walking. Walking is one of the simplest and easiest things you can do, and overall, and in time, it does make a huge difference in how you feel. LindaA
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Reply #7 by Forum Administration {edited}
Posted: May 6, 2011 at 16:07
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Reply #7 by Brando Posted: May 6, 2011 at 15:51

I just was released from ICU for a MRSA infection! On Feb.25 I wrecked my quad head on into an oak tree at 65MPH.I went to the ER shortly after,thats when i caught MRSA frm the IV they used on me. the puncture holes just healed 3 days ago.The disease quicklie entered my skull through the virtibre that fractured in my neck,then right up the Brain stem.It had been eating at my brain for 2 months before i went back to the same ER cuz i was in exrusiating pain!They took a couple x-rays and said everything looks norm.Right before they released me the doctor squeesed that fractured virtibre re-fracturing it and releasing all of the flesh eating disease.Its been & days since the release and it has eatin at least 3/4s of all the muscle on the right side of my neck and torso! This is not something you want to {mess} with! make sure if theres any chance of having MRSA you get all the right test and medical treatment done~!!!
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Reply #8 by susan
Posted: January 28, 2012 at 20:51
My dad went to the hospital in Feb 2011 with stomach pains and a blockage he had surgery in march at which point got mrsa thought out his body,blood, lungs, urine, surgical procedure and pick line to which we were told he would die with in days with out treatment . he elected not to be treated .he's in a nursing home suffers from memory lose and can't walk and can't control bowel's at times, he said he cant see at time either and he's on o2. and the weird thing is the blood pressure med's and some of the other stuff he was on for yr. he is not on any more and no sign the doctor told me that the mrsa is colonize and they won't check or do test. to say thats ture. and in the nursing home they don't glove up or anything. I have tryed to let every one know because my dad surgical procedure never closed and it still has drainage.

Re: Long-term effects of MRSA
Reply #9 by Keene
Posted: June 27, 2012 at 20:40
I had MRSA 4 years ago that I contact while working at the the VA. Since then have notice my muscle mass in arms and legs decrease in size. Also noticed dry skin not due to sun either. Have a tingling and numbness in hands and feet as well as mass headaches all day long. I have doctors who tell me that this has nothing to do with MRSA. After reading all these others who had this wonderful disease, I am now going to have to check with a specialist on this subject.
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Reply #10 by Pat
Posted: July 7, 2012 at 21:31
My husband had a stroke in mid April. After 2 weeks in the hospital and 4 weeks at a rehab hospital we noticed pus coming from his head wound. The doctor's said it was a Staph Infection. Now (from papers) I see it is MRSA in the bone of his skull. They replaced his piece of skull with synthetic bone and have him on 8 weeks of Cefalazolin 2gm 3 times a day. I'm really scared after reading these posts that it won't go away, or that it will spread to his brain.
Re: Long-term effects of MRSA
Reply #11 by Clarissa
Posted: August 11, 2015 at 06:54
I was first infected with a flesh eating strain of MRSA at the age of 2. It has now been 18 years and I am very prone to getting infections and have a weak immune system overall. If I even get the smallest paper cut it turns bright red and swells and will peel if I do not apply an antibiotic. I have always been told by my mother that this comes from what happened to me as a baby. Has anyone else experienced anything like this? I can't find anyone else who had such a serious form of the infection so young.
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Reply #12 by Bob Anderson
Posted: August 11, 2015 at 16:15
Clarissa - I am sorry your life has been so difficult and hope things get better for you.

You are in a place where you can share your stories with others and listen to theirs. Maybe you can learn ways to maximize your comfort level. Sometimes a nice long warm soak can help one relax and feel better.

If you are not allergic to garlic, you might read the articles about garlic and garlic water and see if you find anything of interest there.

Good luck to you.

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Reply #13 by Kurtis
Posted: September 13, 2016 at 15:09
I was diagnoised MRSA Positive 4 months ago and have been experienceing slight Headache's here lately. I have been seen by a VA Surgeron 2 weeks back and he looked at my 3 sores on my foot , one of which was caused at work as a severe burn, initially, last week, the VA had a Contrast CT Scan done and i'm waiting to hear back from the surgeon with the results from that as he thinks i have a blood circulation problem in my legs and foot. No one, includeing my Primary Care Doctor has done another MRSA swab test to date... Is this something i need to have done ? The sores on my foot are not healing and the pain is gradugally growing up my leg as well?
Re: Long-term effects of MRSA
Reply #14 by Bob Anderson
Posted: September 14, 2016 at 15:05
Kurtis -

Read as many of my posts as you can in this forum and you will find the answers you seek. Natural ( non-irradiated ) garlic may seem very unlikely at first but the more people read about it, the greater the understanding and insight they gain.

Good luck to you.

Re: Long-term effects of MRSA
Reply #15 by Kathryn
Posted: January 25, 2018 at 10:54
I was diagnosed with MRSA about 8 yrs. ago. Is it possible the
staph is still in my blood (2018)? I am 69 now.
I came in contact with it, when I was a caregiver and client
had gangrene. I followed all sanitation rules but it appears
that I picked it up off of something I sat on; back of thigh.
Re: Long-term effects of MRSA
Reply #16 by Bob Anderson
Posted: January 25, 2018 at 15:39
Kathryn -

If you haven't been suffering from any symptoms, probably not but you might have become a symptom-free carrier. There are ways to deal with that if it becomes necessary.

If you are concerned about it coming back in this age of antibiotic resistance, you might want to read my posts about garlic and garlic water in this forum as this old-fashioned herbal folk remedy still works wonders with MRSA and helps people relax and gain an enhanced sense of well-being as a psychologist once described it.

Good luck to you

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