UK Mother Looses Limbs Due to Sepsis

jaminhealth

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I heard this on my radio last night and just looked it up. Can't help but think that I went thru 2.5 months of undiagnosed staph infection in my knee when finally doctors sent me for MRI which showed the infection. I did NOT walk for 2.5 months with that raging infection, feared I would not walk again. Scary stuff...very scary. If there could be something going on with you don't disregard infection possibility. All the doctors and I were thinking arthritic issues and it was a raging infection. I'm not a fear monger person but my experience was life changing and thought changing.

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/mother-loses-limbs-hospital-misdiagnosis-article-1.3870538
 

Not dead yet!

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I heard this on my radio last night and just looked it up. Can't help but think that I went thru 2.5 months of undiagnosed staph infection in my knee when finally doctors sent me for MRI which showed the infection. I did NOT walk for 2.5 months with that raging infection, feared I would not walk again. Scary stuff...very scary. If there could be something going on with you don't disregard infection possibility. All the doctors and I were thinking arthritic issues and it was a raging infection. I'm not a fear monger person but my experience was life changing and thought changing.

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/mother-loses-limbs-hospital-misdiagnosis-article-1.3870538
Yeah all of a sudden pain or even heat isn't an infection... say the experts. And far too often they're wrong. I'm so sorry for that woman.

When I first took quinolones (I have a tricky time with many drugs and antibiotics are extra tricky), I got that join pain reaction. My doctor said to stop, but I was like, look... I have so few antibiotics anyway, and we suspect I have undiagnosed infections which cause joint pain... how about I let the medicine work first?

As it turns out, that reaction (which didn't immobilize me) went away after the 14-day course, and the next time I had no reactions.

So what am I to make of this? I think what happened is, some germ got killed. New, healthier germs moved in and are now holding the fort. Either way it was collateral damage because what stopped my yearly 4-months of antibiotics was proper thyroid treatment, proper liver care, and eating gluten free. This past year, I only needed one 10 day course of doxycycline to get back on track. Huge improvement over previous years. Not even a quinolone.
 

jaminhealth

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When I was fighting the infection, I was put on FINALLY a 2 month IV course of a power abx...not quinolone, which cause so much damage and are laced with fluoride which I battle anyway. As a rule in my long life, 80 this year, I've done very very few abx drugs.....

But my last mess staph infection, good grief.

Yes, that poor woman.
 

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