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C. difficile – Are your guts ever normal again?

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@katek001

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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@katek001 Last year, I also did vancomycin for 10 days, then another Cdiff relapse so I did the Vanco pulse and taper for 6 weeks. Cdiff again returned three weeks later. I then took Dificid (fidaximicin) for 10 days and that's the RX that finally killed all the Cdiff spores. My GI also has me taking Florastor or any probiotic with S. Boulardii. I finished the Dificid last October and I still have days where I'll have loose stools. I think it will take a year or longer to ever feel "normal" again.