August 13, 2005
Discussion on MRSA
Continuing this irritating trend with the two previous posts, something is screwing up my comments on long-running comment threads. My two big MRSA-related posts are MSRA Staph Infection in Pasadena, TX (Google cache) and MRSA Staph Infection Update (Google cache). Please use this post to leave your stories, thoughts, suggestions, and news.
Posted by Drizzten at August 13, 2005 03:10 PM
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I recently came across this program offered by Pfizer(manufacturer of Zyvox). It will provide individuals who have a perscription for Zyvox and are WITHOUT insurance (and meet income guidelines), a 30 day supply of the medication for only $5. I learned about this program for my mother who is a RN. Unfortunately I had already paid for my perscription (without insurance- for a 10 day percp. was $640.00)
After pricing this medication with all pharmacies in my town, this was the cheapest price I could find for a 10 day perscription. Pfizer (the manufacturer of Zyvox) has a toll free number (888-327-7787)you can call and inquire, enroll and receive necessary information needed to be eligable for this discount. I figured there may be others that also had this problem and could really benefit from this program. I also called my doctors office and gave them the phone number-(it sure would have been nice if they could have had that info at the time of my visit)
FYI-I was diagnosed with MRSA-my doc originally perscribed this(Zyvox) in a 14 day supply(which cost about $900 without insurance). I told him i didn't have insurance so he wrote my a perscription for 500mg of tetracycline 4 times a day for 10 days (which only got rid of it for a short period of time). Then when it came back he perscribed Bactrum DS 2xs a day for 7 days (which -ended in the same result-it returned after a short time)
So the last resort was to fill the perscription for Zyvox @$640.00-I mean it cost $640-it had to work-right?
So i took this medication and the damn MRSA returned... not sure if I needed to take it longer or if any of these antibiotics really work-I have been using all natural remedies and they seem to work the best (these remedies are listed in an above comment)
I got the Zyvox as a last resort-and when it didn't work -I found this website as a last last resort-it turned out to be more helpful and ALOT CHEAPER!!!!!!!! Well if you do decide to try the Zyvox and don't have insurance please look into the program offered by Pfizer -if Zyvox doesn't work for you, you can use the money you save on all the other remedies you'll probably have to try before you will gid rid of this persistant, relentless and unmerciful MRSA
I had Mrsa, in my arm. It started when i went to the dermatoligist to get a spot off my back that they thought could be cancer. i showed her this pimple/boil thing on my shoulder and she drained it just thinking it was a boil. the next day i couldnt even move my arm, there was a rock the size bigger than a golf ball behing the spot. That night i almost passed out, and had a Very LOW pulse. Then next night i had to go to the emergancy room. But at that point we still didnt know it was mrsa. A week after the initial visit they got the culture back and we found out that it was infact mrsa. I had to go to a surgens office not even an hour later, to get it all out. To this day, im still packing it, and taking care of the open wound.
I almost had to take Zyvox but luckily, i took something else instead- Clindamycin. Apparently im healing well.
so maybe that medicine could work for you too.
I sympathize with anyone who gets this. It truely is a bad thing to have.
In 5/2005, my husband had surgery for a community acquired MRSA infection in his left knee joint. Doctors at first thought it was only arthritis. After 3 months on Vancoymin, he again developed staph (not MRSA this time)some 42 days later in the knee joint again. He had the same surgery again (7 inch scar) and is on an IV of Nafcillin for 6 weeks. He is mildly diabetic, 67, and healthy except for a lot of pre/current/post skin cancer on the face. Any ideas on where this comes from and how we can prevent another episode? Feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Iam a 30 year old woman with mrsa.it started about 4monhhs ago when my husband got it then my 2 year old got it and it spread to my 7 month old daughter now i have 2 of us had to have sugery. i am a clean person and i dont know where it came from.it started out like a pimple and got bad quick if anyone knows how to stop this please help
I got MRSA at work in a hospital. I have not been on any antibiotics in about 20 yrs. I am rarely ill and was generally healthy until I got this devilish rash. It started as a rash and then progressed to the ugliest boils and contents that I have ever imagined. I was given Bactrim DS and had to have surgery and home care for dressing chanages and 5x daily hot anti-bacterial soap soaks. Today we need to react faster when we see unusual rashes or pimples because of these superbugs that are getting more virulent by the year.
I am currently battling my fourth case of MRSA.I encountered my first case of MRSA early 2004. A "knot/lump" appeared under my right arm pit a day or so after shaving. A day later I noticed it coming "to a head". So, me being the picker that I was, ...notice I say WAS, I gave it one good squeeze. Nothing came out however, I felt some relief. I began putting a hot compress on it until it finally opened on it's own. I was able to pull out what seemed like the core, but it wasn't and it took no time at all before it was spreading over toward my spine and up toward my neck. I was in much pain, and had to go to the hospital. I waited much to long to go, but luckily I made it in time to save my arm from being amputated. It took two seperate surgeries, antibiotics by IV, a week and a half hospitalization, a few months of packing,two weeks of oral antibiotic and a lot of PAIN before it was finally gone. About a year later I got one after shaving my bikini line. Now this is the third one on that inner thigh area. I wad told today, by the ER doctor, top stop shaving. I had been to my family doctor two weeks ago for this and he game me an antibotic called Bactrim that didn't touch it, so today I went to the ER. They lanced this one and gave me a script for the Bactrim again, and another one called Clyndamycin. I hope this does the trick. This is a nasty epidemic going around and I wouldn't wish it on my worst enemy.
Hi, Last week my 13 yr old nephew was hospitalized with
"viral pnumonia" He was airlifted to a bigger hospital
and diagnosed with MRSA . I am confused and scared. What I need to know is how he got it He did not have any sores or open wounds nor does he now, although two people in the house had a sore on there buttocks that was a staph infection but they are fine now
all they did was take regular antibiotics so what happened?? Please help me to fiqure this out and pleaase pray for our little man he is in ICU with a ventilater breathing for him and it's not looking good!!! Anyone that can help may contact me at 1-334-372-5860.
Looking for hope,
AT the beginning of this school year ( august 2005) i was sent to the hospital for a major infection in my left knee. I was in the ER a total of thirty minutes, after a quick IV antibiotic they sent me home. they said my doctor said to send me home and have me check in the next day. When i went to my doctor to check in she was distraught. she imediatly told me that i was not supposed to leave the hospital but check in to the hospital for having a MRSA. Me being a freshman i was terified.
I then spent 5 days waiting for the one of the 6 antibiotics i went through to work. Although they never told me or my mom, the rest of the family was praying for me because they new that they were gonna use the "last resort" antibiotic and that i could die if it didn't work. luckily it did work but no one knows how i got it. All we know is that it might have gotten into a cut i had on my knee.
I have a cure for the MRSA and it has been proven in a fda approved lab but if i tell about it they will jail me
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