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So I was on Sulfasalazine (a low risk drug), but I was on it for 10 months because my doc prescribed it instead of Sulfasalazine which is an anti inflammatory. 🤦♀️ So I have c diff for no reason or rather a reason that shouldn’t have happened. It cost me $1200 plus for all the meds and after a letter to my doc, I was reimbursed and the PA who prescribed the wrong med was gone 2 weeks later. Not sure if I was the last straw for her or not. But here’s the thing.. each time I went into her office.. every 3 months, I gave them my list of meds. It was never caught. I thought Sulfadiazine must have been generic for Sulfasalazine and that’s why I didn’t catch the mistake myself. At least I was reimbursed. I guess they decided that was better than a lawsuit. By their negligence, I ended up with c diff and I also have Crohn’s.
I'm not sure if you are still checking but I am in NYC and wondering which infection disease and gastro you used. Thank you!
I was actually taking a proton pump inhibitor (omeprazole) for 6 mo before and while taking clindamycin. I had been wanting to get off it so when I started having my “issues” before I was diagnosed with c diff I just quit the omeprazole cold turkey. I believe that it can contribute to getting c diff as it blocks the acid production. I have changed my diet since so not having the acid reflux as much. I am 3 weeks post Dificid and so far ok. 🤞 I must say that I worry every day that it is going to come back though.