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C. difficile – Are your guts ever normal again?

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Thank you, Anna. I’m just a few days in to my second round of Vancomycin (this time a higher dose). I had another set of tests and should see results end of week. This has really cramped my style, lol. I hope I follow your record of no relapse!

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@patts From what my doctor said and what I have read on line, people who are pretty much recovered from c. Diff can continue to test positive for c. Diff at least for a while;
and so,as I understand it, one should not be tested for c Diff unless one has active diarrhea. Otherwise they can keep giving you vanco
When you don’t need it and when it is better to let the body do the finishing up job on it’s own. again good luck to you.

@patts I also did a second round of Vanco and even did the pulse and taper for almost six weeks. But Cdiff returned a couple weeks after finishing the taper. Dificid was the med that worked for me after my 4th bout of Cdiff. That was last October so I'm almost one year without a relapse. And believe me, I knock on wood whenever I write or say that. I still deal with terrible gas pains late at night and early morning. I wish you well and certainly understand what you're going through. Until you've gone through this dreaded Cdiff, I don't think people truly understand how debilitating it can be…. both mentally and physically.