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C. difficile – Are your guts ever normal again?

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@bluebanana How are you feeling? And what RX are you on? It took me three different RX's and 4 bouts of C.diff before one seems to be working. I took the last fidaximicin (Dificid) on Oct. 26th. My first C.diff episode was in April. And like you, I had never been so sick. The key is education so try to google and read up on things to do and what kills C.diff spores. Hand sanitizers will not kill the spores. It's important to use bleach and clorox wipes. I've never washed my hands as much. Hope you are feeling better.

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I am feeling discouraged. I have been on a taper dose of vancomycin for over a months and a half. I start to feel better and then my stomach starts going crazy. I find I can not eat meat except chicken or fish. I am lactose intolerant. Can you share your food choices. I have read so much and tried to watch what I eat but nothing seems to help. Did this medication seem to be the one that helped or has it been long enough to say one way or the other. I have looked into the fecal transplant because I can not gain any weight and it has really taken a tole on my life. I am happy for you that you are getting better. I think clindamycin should have a warning due to cdiff. I work in a pharmacy and I talk to the doctors a lot and they say it should only be used as a last resort and cautiously. Thanks for listening. Merry Christmas. May the new year be better🙏🏻

I am going to try the Florastor. I have been taking probiotics and drinking kiefer I still am on Vanco but getting nervous because my taper is almost done. If I eat meat my colon has spasms and I begin going to the bathroom again. I have not had diarrhea but frequently go to the bathroom. I have to use tucks because I go so often. Did you have side affects from the Florastor or the dificid? Sorry forgot to ask how are you doing? I didn’t mean to go on about myself. I am grateful I have someone to talk to who understands how much this thing changes your life and how frustrating it is to not feel like it will ever end. I hope you had a great Christmas and hope theNew Year is a great one.