I have been reading various messages on this site and it is more than a little scary. I started in Sept with a stomach virus or bacterial infection,it was never totally diagnosed. I was prescribed an antibiotic which I took a couple days, then was told by the physicians asst that it was probably a virus, so I quit taking the antibiotic. I had to go to the ER with severe stomach cramps and diarrhea - they did a culture and the results showed nothing specific. My dr told me I should not have gone off the antibiotics, so I continued them and the stomach problems went away except for loss of appetite. A week and a half later I had a pimple on my backside that rapidly got larger and very painful. Over a 3 day period the dr gave me 3 shots plus put me on 2 other antibiotics. One was doxycycline (?)that apparently is one that fights MRSA. The abcess got bigger but they did not send me to have it lanced until the following week. 2 days later they called and told me it was a staph infection, 2 days after that they called and told me it was MRSA. After that they kept me on the doxy antibiotic for another 10 days. When I tried to get more information the drs office directed me to the CDC website or to see an infectious disease specialist. I called to make an appt and the receptionist told me they needed a 3 month report from my doctor to see if the specialist would accept me as a patient! My abcess has gone away but it still has some sensation. IS the skin infection as serious as ones I have been reading about? Do they always recur?
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