I have suffered with recurring staph auerus facial infections every three months for three years now, ever since I left Active Duty. I've also had two UTI's, kidney infections, pericarditis, and general overall sickness for three years. Prior to 2007, I was a very active individual running 20 plus miles per week , strength training etc... Now, I cannot even work due to these constant infections, fevers, doctor visits etc... I am taking 7-10 days off per month from work. The latest was three weeks! No one will even hire me now and not to mention I barely feel like working most of the time because I am so sick.
Every time these doctors so call "culture" this infection they never seem to want to get the oozy material out of the lesions they just rub the top and swab the nose. Of course, it always comes back positive for Staph Aureus but not MRSA. However, I am not buying it. Why is this constantly recurring? I have never had any infection including UTI's or Staph in my entire 42 years!!!
I have also been diagnosed with Dermatitis Herpetiformis aka Skin Celiac. I have been gluten free for one and a half years but I still suffer with malabsorption issues to the point where I am on monthly B-12 injections, Potassium and several supplements that are gluten free.
I really think there is some underlying root cause with my immune system but the doctors said they don't "think" so. I want them to run tests because living like this is not normal. I really want my life back but if that is not possible then I really do not want to continue living like this. The last three years have been ***l on me and my family financially, emotionally and physically. This has really taken it's toll.