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MRSA & Memory Loss
Started by Incognito
Posted: February 2, 2012 at 05:52
In 2007 I developed a systemic MRSA infection that shut down my immune system. About a month later, I developed Mono and was put on a long list of medications and complete bed rest for 2 1/2 months. Over the next three years I continued to have MRSA skin and soft tissue infections and also had pneumonia each year. Finally, in 2011 I only had one minor MRSA infection, but had drug resistant pneumonia twice for a total of four months. I'm glad to be rid of the skin infections; however, my memory seems to be shot.

Do long-term MRSA infections contribute to or cause dementia or alzheimer's type symptoms?

Re: MRSA & Memory Loss
Reply #1 by danielle
Posted: February 3, 2012 at 04:55
hi, thanks for posting this. me too, ive been sick with mrsa for 3 years. skin boils and lesions and flu like internal symptoms and i did notice it did things to my memory and my mental skills. and i was wondering if its connected to the mrsa. and im only in my 20s and was showing some memory issues and dementia type episodes which got worse at times my boils and rashes were the worst

so ya maybe others too got some mental or neurological effect from this

my drs didnt understand why when i told them

Re: MRSA & Memory Loss
Reply #2 by BarnyardMare
Posted: February 15, 2012 at 03:38
I've had issues with my memory before my infection due to head injuries but things have gotten worse since I had my infection (Never officially told MRSA but implied) as I was treated with Vanco. My memory and mood swings, of course depression and I worry I am losing it. Why can't the doctors say or do something to let us know about these things?
Re: MRSA & Memory Loss
Reply #3 by martha sargent
Posted: December 21, 2013 at 08:55
myself and my boyfriend both have mrsa. we have had it now for about 4 years. bill, my boyfriend, almost died from it. It got into his blood. We both are suffering memory loss. Bill's is worse. but I am younger by 11 years. We also have lesions, pain, surgical problem's, I can never find anything anymore, I start many projects and get easily side tracked. At times I feel like I am loosing my mind. well, usually everyday! im 48 years old. I am well aware that doctor's don't tell you everything as I worked in the field. (R.N.) Don
t ever be afraid to ask questions and always remember the right you have to refuse anything!

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