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I Have Mycobacterium Avium Complex Infection

A Mycobacterium Avium Complex Infection anonymous support group with information on diagnosis, treatment, symptoms, along with personal stories and experiences with Mycobacterium Avium Complex Infection. You're not alone. 35 People

    Does This Run In Families?

    I was diagnosed with MAI in 2000 (when I was 51) after spots were seen on my lung on a routine chest x-ray. I had no symptoms at all.  I had a PET scan and then a lung biopsy.  I The pulmonologist put me on the Zithromax, Ethambutol and Rifampin for six months.  The...
    harue harue 61-65 1 Response Jun 23, 2011

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    What Can I Expect?

    I have been diagnosed with Mycobacterium Avium Complex. However , I haven't started on the three drugs prescribed by my doctor. They are:zitromax, ethambutol,and rifampin. What has anyone experience withthis treatment? Side effects? Cure rate?
    fastesteddie fastesteddie 70+, M 11 Responses Apr 25, 2010

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    Hello Mac, It's Me...kate

    Last August I spent one of the best weeks of my life in Mexico, celebrating my younger brother's wedding. On the day we were to return home I had a fever that I just couldn't seem to shake. Two days later, August 30th I entered the hospital with a temperature of 105.5 and that...
    meka0201 meka0201 26-30, F 5 Responses Apr 29, 2012

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    Mycobacterium

    I have Mac and I have just been given 2 kinds of antibiotics I am a little concerned about the side effects, anyone got any advice.
    shellyoung shellyoung 46-50 Apr 28, 2012

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    Mac

    I am brand new to this website.  I hope I am using it right.I was diagnosed with Mycobacterium Avium Complex about 5 months ago.  After much more testing, I started taking antibiotics 3 months ago.  At first I was doing ok with this regimen, but, for the past 6 weeks, I have...
    KayPW KayPW 61-65 3 Responses Oct 16, 2011

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    Now What??

    I've just been diagnosed with Mycobacterium Avium Complex. I think Lady Windemere syndrome sounds a lot more glamorous! My pulmonologist is warning me that treating this with 3 different antibiotics is full of dangers. Like, kidney failure and loss of color vision. Somewhere...
    Laytblmr Laytblmr 66-70 3 Responses Sep 20, 2011

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    Bacteria In Showerheds

    Thomas LaPorta and Susan Jacoby are the inventors of The Just Routine Showerhead Clean device and system. While watching the morning Today Show a segment came on stating that “Showerheads Can Harbor Bacteria”. Susan being very conscious of her health and a clean home...
    tlaporta3 tlaporta3 46-50 Aug 6, 2010

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    It's weird because for a long time I would irrationally hate and fear men who were really, really masculine. They would really intimidate me. Last year I had a teacher who just...
    motp motp 16-17, F 2 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    I do not think of myself very highly, and the opinion of people are the reason why I don't always act superb in confidence. I got sick of people's insensitive nature and put downs...
    QuietFreedom QuietFreedom 22-25, M Sep 21

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    does stepdad count ? then I am in the right place
    katehello katehello 18-21, F 5 Responses Oct 7

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    I looked at the symptoms, and I was a match. I feel awful, but at least I know the truth.
    WinterIncandescence WinterIncandescence 16-17, F Oct 8

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    I won't. A lesson learned after years of trying to get along with ppl and being disappointed repeatedly. I am complex, complicated, and on the edge. I don't judge other people...
    sassyg1rl sassyg1rl 36-40, F 1 Response 12 hrs ago

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    I've had a feeling that I've been swaying or dizziness for 6 days now. I've been wondering if it is from an inner ear infection or not.. Has anyone else had this problem? 😔
    JasmineTamara2 JasmineTamara2 16-17, F 6 days ago

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    So! Apparently this thing has a name! Who knew? I have been biting the skin on my fingers (mostly thumbs) since age 10 (or younger). I'm now 53 and still at it! I actually had a...
    shellygirl33 shellygirl33 51-55, F Sep 24

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    I have HS for 23 years now....before there was a name to what I had, I was too embarrassed to talk about it to anyone. My family doctor told me this was due to not cleaning myself...
    MsUnderstanding MsUnderstanding 31-35, F 3 Responses Sep 24

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    my name is nathan and i learned about this site from a parent at a children's hospital support group. i have a very sick son. i am going to give a little background info to give...
    singledaddy101 singledaddy101 31-35, M 1 Response Sep 29

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    For a month I had these really bad headaches on a daily basis and had been getting random bruises and I had gone to all kinds of doctors. All them said the same thing "it's just a...
    Brickwall96 Brickwall96 18-21, M 5 Responses Oct 11

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    I was diagnosed 2 weeks before my 18th birthday through an ultrasound taken after contracting a very nasty kidney infection. At my age I have no real noticeable changes, just...
    theinevitablechange theinevitablechange 18-21, F Oct 11

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    I have taken it and now have the correct type This Explains A lot- I Am An INFJ! Stats Rarest personality type; estimated 2% of population. Characteristics private sensitive...
    OppressedLuna OppressedLuna 13-15, M 1 day ago

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    I have just found this site and thought I would share my story here! I am in utter despair with my diabetes insipidus which I have had since 2000. I had head surgery to remove a...
    lorelli1973 lorelli1973 41-45, F 22 hrs ago

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    Please join me in remembering a great icon of the entertainment community. The Pillsbury Doughboy died yesterday of a yeast infection and trauma complications from repeated pokes...
    Manwithabigsmile Manwithabigsmile 56-60, M 3 Responses Sep 21

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    I am 39 years old and mine started as what I thought was a bladder infection. I had dark urine and a little pain in my back. I went to the Dr. and was put on cipro. I started the...
    Prcc5255 Prcc5255 36-40, F 1 Response Sep 21

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    I picked a lot tonight. I pick the bottom of my feet. I get infections from open wounds in my feet. I pick both of them, but the left one is the one I pick the most. I've been...
    SeaOfMonsters SeaOfMonsters 26-30, F Sep 23

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    I REEEEEAAAAAAALLLLLLYYYY want my nose and belly button Pierced.. But my mom won't let me till I'm 18 or moved out, I could probably do my belly button myself, but I don't want...
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 25

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    I have a gi infection. Earlier I had a major fever, and was puking basically while I'm sitting on the toilet because I ******* have diarrhea, this sucks :/
    WhySufferxx WhySufferxx 13-15, M 1 Response Sep 25

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    Before having my last child, I asked my doctor if he would do a tubal ligation on me. I knew I was a good candidate. More than once child, over the age of 25, and married to a man...
    Momma1985 Momma1985 26-30, F Oct 4

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    I lost my spleen 10.5 years ago in a horse back riding accident. It never pays to ride with an idiot. That is a story within itself, the accident and the treatment at a university...
    GreatLoverOfMtns GreatLoverOfMtns 56-60, F Oct 6

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    Two days ago I noticed that I had these bumps, the next day I went and seen a doctor. turns out that I might have herpes, unfortunately I also have a bladder and pelvic infection...
    necronome necronome 22-25, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I have just found this site and thought I would share my story here! I am in utter despair with my diabetes insipidus which I have had since 2000. I had head surgery to remove a...
    lorelli1973 lorelli1973 41-45, F 22 hrs ago

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    Of childhood trauma Economic Impact The cumulative economic and social burden of complex trauma in childhood is extremely high. based upon data from a variety of sources...
    dispossessed dispossessed 46-50, F 1 Response Sep 20

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    When you can laugh of old or simple jokes, but can't laugh of complex ones...
    1plum 1plum 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 23

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    Well, it's not a pretty one. Since I have written loads about my chest and my trauma is pretty much over with . This isn't like hte rest of the people on here who are boasting...
    wingeyes wingeyes 31-35, F 4 Responses Sep 25

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    Is it weird that I'm kinda turned on by complex persons like Nikola Tesla? :)
    XyoXy XyoXy 22-25, F 3 Responses Sep 27

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    This apartment complex was built with NO insulation in the early 80's and despite remodeling, etc. It still...has no insulation. It simply wasn't code. So, now that a ghetto...
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    I am recently out of the "denial" that I have a disorder. I am consciously aware that the thought processes within my neurological wiring are malfunctioning. I have the behaviors...
    utteringartist87 utteringartist87 26-30 2 Responses Sep 29

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    Hello there, I'm an aspiring gainer working to grow specifically a huge fat pot belly. Just thought I'd post a little update on my progress. Recently I've made complex carbs and...
    Biggergut01 Biggergut01 18-21, M 3 Responses Sep 29

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    Maybe this experience group will do... Someone asked in the questions how many tennis balls could fit in a classroom. Given this was probably around highschool-level, it appears...
    Faust76 Faust76 36-40, M 1 Response Sep 30

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    attached is a picture of my xray. i am worried i gave my daughter her primary complex. does this xray indicate TB?
    kumagski kumagski 26-30 Oct 1

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    attached is a picture of my xray. i am worried i gave my daughter her primary complex. does this xray indicate TB? 
    kumagski kumagski 26-30 1 Response Oct 1

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    She is a complex, ornery little creature but she has chosen me as her human slave and that makes me happy :D
    papercastles papercastles 22-25, F Oct 9

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    I have an intricate and sensitive mind so I think people will generally label me as an overthinker, but my mind is just complex that way and it feels good when I could finally...
    Asatoka Asatoka 22-25, F Oct 11

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    It was in early summer after Clumsy, my dog, had died, when I decided to visit the big city. I made some arrangements first of all going there to see my friend's street theatre...
    redribbonbook redribbonbook 46-50 a week ago

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    I'm a sucker for older men! ;D I work in a senior apt. complex and I had a gentleman come today to look at an apartment... he told me that he's mad at my maintenance man. I asked...
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