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NeefaFeefa
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   Posted 9/29/2007 9:02 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey everyone
I've always been a very healthy girl since I was diagnosed. But the last 3 cultures I've had, I've had Staph every time, which has never happened before. Do you think this is a sign that my health is steadily getting worse?
 
I was just curious, because being sick is pretty new to me
Em!!!
 
Ta ta for now!
 
"In solitude the mind gains strength and learns to depend on itself"


 


Gemsi
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   Posted 9/30/2007 1:42 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Neefa!

I definately wouldn't take it as a sign of getting worse huni. Staph tends too stick around a bit, and then all of a sudden poof it will be gone. I'm guessing you're on Flucloxacillin, or some other antibiotic like that?

I've had staph, right fro the go I think. I've had it on and off a lot. Up until about 13, I'd not needed IV's and was just kept on a constant of Fluclox, and it seemed too work and keep things at bay.

Obviously it will be different for you, as different people react too things differently. But I definately wouldn't take it as a sign of getting worse huni. I hope yu manage too get rid of it soon!

*hugs*
Gem
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NeefaFeefa
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Date Joined Aug 2006
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   Posted 9/30/2007 4:17 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for the reassurance Gem!
I'm just a bit nervous, as all this is new to me
My docs haven't put me on any new meds, so I'm worried that maybe they're just relying too much on my past health and like unintentionally blowing it off, like it's no big deal.
And I've been coming down with something, like congestion, drainage, and sore throat and I was curious if that could be related to Staph
Em!!!
 
Ta ta for now!
 
"In solitude the mind gains strength and learns to depend on itself"


 


Dasa
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Date Joined Sep 2007
Total Posts : 37
   Posted 10/2/2007 6:45 PM (GMT -7)   
NeefFeefa,

You might want to make sure that your staph isn't MRSA staph. If it is, it usually needs antibiotics by IV to clear it up. They can tell by the cultures and a sensitivity test tells them which antibiotics will work against it. I just happened to see your post title while going to another illness category. I don't know that much about cystic fibrosis but my husband battled MRSA staph in 2005 and alot of doctors don't test properly for it nor provide the right antibiotics so I just wanted to give you a heads up about it.

I sure hope you feel better!!

SnowyLynne
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   Posted 10/5/2007 2:36 PM (GMT -7)   
Everyone has the staph germ on thier body it just takes something to trigger it.
SnowyLynne


Gemsi
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   Posted 10/6/2007 2:16 AM (GMT -7)   
Lynne- Thought that was just for MRSA, not for Staph itself?
 
Neefa-I am hoping that's not what they are doing. I know they don't generally treat me with any extra antibiotics (I'm on flucloxacillin always), unless I am showing signs of an infection.
 
Signs are different for different people and different infections. With just Staph I personally don't get too many symptoms. However now I have psuedomonas, when it sparks up, I find I have no appetite, bring loads up at physio time, feel really tired and generally feel short of breath.
 
The sore throat could be because of any extra coughing you are having to do.
 
If you are worried about it, ask your doctor, there are blood tests they can do to check for infection markers. I've found that doctor's do need a little extra prodding sometimes (I have my own personal polking stick set aside nowadays tongue ), before they will actually throw in any reasurrance themselves. They're happy too tell you they found something, but forget the important bit about telling you not too worry, or what will actually happen about it.
 
Hope you start too feel better soon, and that the staph doesn't decide to stick around too much longer.
 
 

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Co-moderator in the: Cystic Fibrosis Forums
 
 Diagnosed with: Cystic Fibrosis, Asthma, ABPA, Clinical Depression, Mild liver cirrohsis, mild osteopenia. Waiting for final diagnosis on Muscular Dystrophy type symptoms.
 Medication: Creon 10,000, Flucloxacillin, Vitamins A,D+E, Serevent, Salbutamol, Paracetamol, Ondansetron, Nefopam, Ciprofloxacin, Ursodeoxycholic Acid, Saline neb/PEP system, Piriton, Mirtazapine, Diazepam, slow-sodium, Skandishake and Fresubin.
Had a Port-a-cath fitted on chest wall since Nov 05

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