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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

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 66-70, M 11 Responses Apr 25, 2010

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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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    Ashlearyan Ashlearyan 18-21, F Mar 7

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    Hi, Im a 17 year old girl from Sweden. I go too high school (I think that's high school in your country). Since I'm from Sweden my English might be a little off, but i hope it's...
    AnnaMariaC AnnaMariaC 16-17, F Mar 3

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    It's so hard writing about this. My emotions are, again, taking the best of me. I sometimes don't even know what I say or do anymore, and then I end up crying because I'm scared...
    talkingbodies talkingbodies 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 7

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    There is definitely a lock and key to my mind, however I am at a place now, that with my unhappy marriage, I am willing to give the key out to anyone. Complexities are destroyed...
    ahousewife ahousewife 36-40, F 7 Responses Mar 9

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    I am complex, weird, stranger, cool, sexy and fun lol. Just kidding, I am just me but you can talk to me and decide for yourself.
    lickmyskin lickmyskin 18-21, F 6 Responses Mar 22

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    Hi! I'm new here. This group seems like a good group for me. Sometimes I feel like I am complex, while sometimes I feel like I am just simple. It is hard to explain. Do you...
    Rangerkindness Rangerkindness 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 8

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    My two cents on animals through an essay I wrote for class: Title: The Duty of Life It is generally accepted that killing another human being is worse than killing a...
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    A part of me is determined not to forget even though it only brings me pain! I feel responsible for remembering and carrying the pain with me into every facet of my life.The most...
    lauren71 lauren71 41-45, F 2 Responses Mar 5

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    I have fibromyalgia like millions of people. How many of us suffer from CFS, fibro, Lupus, arthritis, tendinitis, bursitis, gout, mental and emotional issues? Is it progressive...
    fibromommy fibromommy 41-45, F Mar 5

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    Someone please help me! I had the a copper wired iud put in about 7 months ago it was extremely painful, I bleed heavily for almost 2 months and then it just stopped completely...
    loveisaloosinggame loveisaloosinggame 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 5

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    Five Years and Two Summers In A Forgotten Corner of Southern Europe called FYROM- I was born on a military base near Adana,Turkey to an enlisted American mother and Macedonian...
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    My immunologist in searching for reasons I don't fight infections well has discovered that I have multiple myeloma. Well with support from my family friends, and my medical...
    oscarwiskers oscarwiskers 56-60, M 1 Response Mar 8

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    Hello, new to this whole "me too" thing. I wanted to join to share my story of what I've been experiencing so far. I'm also looking for anybody out there that can relate. I've been...
    stinaleigh365 stinaleigh365 22-25, F Mar 9

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    My Mom had been suffering a cough since this past fall 2014. It started out what seemed to be the cold or the flu, and never went away. She finally went in to the doctor after...
    Philli8807 Philli8807 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 17

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    I am feeling very sad this evening my very dear uncle has been battling with Parkinson's for Twenty years... My dear Auntie is his carer and she is 75 years old finding it really...
    saxappeal saxappeal 46-50, F 7 Responses 4 days ago

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    This is something that I have been considering for some time now. Before I go into my story, I will tell you a bit about me. I am a divorced, mother of three beautiful children...
    youchampion youchampion 36-40, F 4 days ago

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    "Viral infections, such as those that cause the common cold, can cause your vocal cords to swell." WOW. THIS IS JUST WHAT I WANTED. THANKS.
    TickleMeCell TickleMeCell 16-17, T 3 days ago

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    Now these days, I think I have lost my inhibitions of my mind. I want to drive really fast in streets, I blow all my money just because, I did my GF in Wal-Mart, and I almost drank...
    DragonAcid DragonAcid 13-15, M 3 Responses Mar 3

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    It's hard to admit that I have an eating disorder. I never asked for this, and I'm sure no one ever asks for this. Overcoming my problem should be as easy as eating, but it's not...
    InsaneFlowerGirl InsaneFlowerGirl 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 4

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    I've come to discover that black, in terms of paint, is an extremely powerful colour. I wonder what that means for black in real life.  In optics,Black is the absence of light...
    Missjayne1 Missjayne1 31-35, F 3 Responses Mar 5

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    1.) Kuroshitsuji 2.) Fairy Tail 3.) The WTF one 4.) Inuyasha 5.) Sword Art Online 6.) Kamisama Hajimemashita 7.) Fruits Basket 8.) Pandora Hearts 9.) Ao No Exorcist 10.) Kaze No...
    ForeverAloneForeverFriendZoned ForeverAloneForeverFriendZoned 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 8

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    We are all so complex and different why must we group ourselves into small categories
    Casualdeviant Casualdeviant 18-21 1 Response Mar 9

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    my friends husband was head of maintenance at an apartment complex so had keys to unlock the pool gate at night so we would skinny dip every weekend we never got caught we did get...
    bigsho bigsho 26-30 2 Responses Mar 18

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    9I wanna write something but I don't know where to begin. And I don't know where to end.And hence the silence.Alright. Since I don't know where to begin today I'll begin the 'story...
    UnleashTheRageTank UnleashTheRageTank 22-25 Mar 19

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    When I was in high school I worked part time at an apartment complex and had access to the pool. The security guard knew me and if he seen my van at the pool after hours would not...
    scott794 scott794 36-40, M 1 Response Mar 20

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    Our feelings are very complex, how can we be sure about them?
    casualdeviant01 casualdeviant01 18-21 1 Response Mar 21

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    There's a word for nearly everything, and when there isn't, someone will make one up. sonder n. the realization that each random passerby is living a life as vivid and complex as...
    ambivalentFriability ambivalentFriability 18-21 Mar 21

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    I sooooo desperately need to connect with people I can relate to in this aspect of my life! I REALLY need to vent to someone that won't judge me the way everyone that doesn't...
    ScatterbrainedCK ScatterbrainedCK 26-30, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    "I hate love triangles with a passion." .....I guess you hate me then. Question: Will love dodecagons make you hate me more? Human relationships are extremely complex.
    Fuzzies Fuzzies 56-60, M 2 Responses a week ago

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    This seems to be the main cause of my mental health problems. I grew up in an environment where I was being put down for feeling emotional and even when I was feeling ok. My Mum...
    LinkinParkMuse LinkinParkMuse 26-30, F 5 days ago

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    Before I say what my dream was, I just wonder: how many other people have never had a dirty dream? Or is it also normal to not get them? This dream wasn't that weird, but I want...
    AaronH96 AaronH96 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    I feel like I have experienced a lot, more than I should. It has made me retreat back into my own head.
    Skittleshite Skittleshite 70+, F 2 days ago