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C. difficile – Are your guts ever normal again?

Digestive Health | Last Active: Sep 15 9:35am | Replies (598)

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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.

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I have bad gas since C. Diff. My doctor tells me that all Proton pump inhibitors (omeoprazole and some others ) as well as H2Blockers (which include Zantac) increase the risk of relapse. My primary care doctor told me to take Zantac. It took me one minute on google to see that there was a Mayo study that said it increased the risk of C.Diff relapse. We need to google every med we take.