Anyone ever had MRSA infection?

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   Posted 7/11/2009 6:41 PM (GMT -7)   
I have had crohn's disease for 9 years and I am on immunosuppressant medications.  Since, 2008 I have had atleast 6 MRSA sores on my body. This time one is on my eyelid which is very painful. I was wondering if anyone else has experience with these awful episodes. In the hospital, the last time I got the sores they gave me a round of three antibotics and procedures to try to get rid of the MRSA for good but as you see it didn't work.  I have had surgery since then for my crohns and I guess my immune system with the prednisone, Humira and healing from surgery just is too down to attack this nasty bug.  Also, if you do get MRSA do you feel physically sick, like flu like symptoms? nausea and bed ridden while you have the sores.  The doctors are telling me that I must have a virus also because the MRSA itself should not make me have flu like symptoms but I am sure it is the MRSA.  I do not have a high fever so I am not worried about systemic/blood infection. They gave me septra and the wrong eye drops for treatment. Gentamycin eye drops on Friday which upon looking want cover MRSA.  I go to GI Mon. and hopefully can get appt with ophthalmologist.  My primary is not very good at this treatment apparantly.  Thanks for any replies.
36 yo--Crohns since 2000,  Ileocecectomy in 2009 with post surgical wound infection. MRSA infection 2008 x 2 and 2009 x2. Granuloma cysts in mouth-oral surgery X2 in 2000, Fistula colon 2006, Rectovaginal Fistula 2008, 2 Ulcers Rectum, Joint pain. Kidney Stones. Dx with Migraines in 2002 and Ovarian Cysts with Endometrosis 2001.  Dx with Fibromyalgia in 2007 and IC in 2008.  Now receiving Humira, Topamax 300mg daily, Cymbalta 60mg daily, Prevacid 30mg, Maxalt, Vicodin as needed, Zinc, and Multivits   

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   Posted 7/11/2009 7:11 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi RxCrohnie,
I had a double staph infection on my foot last year and that was painful enough - sheesh you must be in some pain. I had to have two different antibiotics one after the other to get rid of it. I did feel sick with this and the symptoms you describe was what I had. I think it makes sense that you should feel ill as your body is infected - although Im not a doctor :0
I hope you see an end to this soon.
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