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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

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I'm the daddy at the end of a cyber daddy complex relationship. We met on fb a few years ago. I was new to fb when she added me. I think she may have been the second person I ever...
    jayciedubb jayciedubb 46-50, M Nov 9

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    I don't but my husband has this BIG TIME! He eggs on arguments to the point I get angry or start to feel crazy by blatantly denying things he's said or done. Then when I get angry...
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    yes i have and i still have got it. i got bronchitis 4 and a half months ago i was given some antibiotics for about 5 days which did not get rid of it completely i was left with a...
    pussyboots pussyboots 31-35 6 days ago

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    yes i have and i still have got it. i got bronchitis 4 and a half months ago i was given some antibiotics for about 5 days which did not get rid of it completely i was left with a...
    pussyboots pussyboots 31-35 6 days ago

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    yes i have and i still have got it. i got bronchitis 4 and a half months ago i was given some antibiotics for about 5 days which did not get rid of it completely i was left with a...
    pussyboots pussyboots 31-35 6 days ago

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    I had it when I was a baby but then I had tubes put in and in 2009 got worse , in 2012 got better now I got back from the Dr and he said I am back in ear infection :(
    vigil2013 vigil2013 18-21, M 6 days ago

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    I got diagnosed on tuesday. 2 days ago. and idk how to handle it. I guess I've had it for a while bit didn't no what it was Iwas so scared. I went to a terrible doctor in Feburary...
    bloombutterfly bloombutterfly 18-21, F Oct 30

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    Actually, those days are pretty much behind me now, but I still watch for dirty skin and clogged pores.I came across this article telling people that these very expensive...
    Ewizo Ewizo 56-60 Nov 7

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    It all started two years ago. I was 21. I had viral pneumonia and it went on for too long (probably bc I never took a day off to really recoup). It started in my mouth near the...
    cpnhook21 cpnhook21 22-25, M Nov 10

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    One time I had a sinus infection that was putting pressure on one of my tooth nerves or something. I was staying at my grandma's house and ended up sleeping sitting up on the couch...
    astrokitty4341 astrokitty4341 22-25, F Nov 15

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    I have to catheterize myself before I go to sleep at night and sometimes have had UTI's relating to this. bummer : (
    smoothiescot smoothiescot 41-45, M 3 Responses Nov 16

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    I get them from time to time. My doctor allows me to keep some anti-biotics in case if happens.I have now not had one for 2 years but I have had several tests in hospital over the...
    Wulfstan Wulfstan 70+, M 2 Responses Nov 16

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    So worried about my kitty? It's been just yesterday that we found out my kitty rio got one eye infection it was so red and visible and my dad gave him human eye drop to him I want...
    narinagrg narinagrg 18-21, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    Well, in order to hopefully get a community running here, I thought I would post a sample of my story. I'm John, 32 years of age, never married, and no children. I was diagnosed...
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