Patient Comments: Vancomycin Resistant Enterococci (VRE) - Treatments

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Comment from: Teresahatle2, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: August 10

I used linezolid for my VRE (vancomycin-resistant enterococci) infection, but it keeps coming back every other month or so. I have had VRE 4 times and ESBL infection 5 times and sepsis 4 times since September. I had a 15 mm kidney stone that they have treated with laser and I have had lithotripsy and 2 different stents put in and it's still 6 mm. I can't stay infection free long enough to get the stone out. I'm very frustrated and tired of being sick.

Comment from: zafar i., 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: March 18

I feel vertigo as my head is moving and have a feeling like I will have a sudden fall on earth. This has developed for last one month and I am even unable to walk when it gets started, and headache then remains constant. I have nasal congestion and my nose many times remains blocked and I feel that oxygen supply problem may have effect on brain or may be pressure on ear due to this. I am working as a nursing superintendent in a tertiary care hospital.

Comment from: 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: December 27

I'm being treated with Bactrim. It appears to work.

Comment from: Raymond, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: March 23

For my VRE infection I use a 50 mg Tigecycline IV twice every day for 7 days, followed by Zyvox (linezolid) 600 mg orally twice every day for 10 days.

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