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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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@nettecook

I’ve noticed that many of you are over 70. I’m 46. Any “youngins” out there? Just curious. I think I have read that older people are more susceptible. (Not that any of you are “old.”) 😉

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@nettecook I have a good friend and her daughter who is a senior in high school got Cdiff last summer. She had a UTI that turned in to a bladder infection. She was on antibiotics for both those and then ended up with Cdiff. I have another friend in her 40's and she got Cdiff three years ago after taking Clindamycin that her dentist gave her. She had two bouts of it. She's the one who told me about taking Dificid which worked for her with her second bout. That's what I took during my 4th bout last October and it worked for me. And I'm knocking on wood as I type this. 🙂

@nettecook. I just turned 47, good health, the occasional UTI, and strep throat.

I've had a heck of a time with c diff. Back in November I was on penicillin for 2 weeks. Then earlier December I was on Macrobid. About a week later I was on Augmentin for 2 weeks. Around Christmas time I knew something was wrong. I was cramping terribly, honestly felt like contractions. I had the dr. order a stool sample. Came back positive for c.diff. I completed a 10 day course of Vancomycin. 2 weeks later I still wasn't feeling right, so I went on a 14 day course of vancomycin. 5 days later I submitted another sample and it was still positive. I was referred to an infectious disease doctor who put me on a 6 week taper method of vancomycin. My last dose was April 9th. I still have random bouts of loose stools, but nothing like it was. Debating if I should get tested again for piece of mind. Oh yeah, I'm only 24😑

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