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C. difficile – Are your guts ever normal again?

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I'm suffered for 7 days with what I thought was a bad case of the stomach flu until I went to my family doctor and they requested a stool sample and found from that that I had c-diff I believe this is the sickest I've ever been in my entire life

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From dificid treatment. Your better??

I’m ok just scared Hopefully getting better but Vanco doesn’t seem to be the cure. I just don’t want a relapse

First was told I had sibo then tested positive for c-diff on 9 days of vancomycin and feel horrible has anyone else had a tough time with this med

Hi @terridrag and welcome to Connect. I moved your message about c-difficille and combined it with this existing discussion to introduce to the many members who have discussed much of what you are experiencing.
If you click on VIEW & REPLY in your email notification, you will see the whole discussion and can join in, meet, and participate with other members talking about their or their loved ones' experiences.

You may also be interested in this discussion:
> Groups > Digestive Health group > Trying to recover from a c.diff infection
https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/i-am-trying-to-recover-from-a-c-diff-infection-this-started-with/
I'm also tagging other members who have experience with vancomycin, such as @sandyabbey @pines @sandyrb and @denisemarys

Terri, you said you feel horrible. Can you tell us more about the side effects you are experiencing? How much longer are you to take vancomycin?

I had issues when I was given vancomycin for C-Diff. I am very sensitive to medications and became very sick after taking this antibiotic. I had to stop taking it after only taking 4 pills. I then went back to the Dr and they told me to take Florastor each day. I think 2 two or 3 -4 times a day but not sure on that. To my amazement my C-Diff was gone after a short time of taking this med. I was retested and no more C-Diff. You might want to get some Florastor and see if that will help you.

I have that but only taking it once a day I have another 5 days on vancomycin can’t wait til it’s done

Maybe try taking a Florastor twice a day,even 3 times a day. I give you credit because I got so sick on Vancomycin,I almost went to the ER. Best of luck to you.

I, too, was diagnosed with cdiff back in September, 2018 after taking clindamycin for a tooth abscess. Have had 3 flare-ups since. Have taken flagyl, vancomycin twice and just finished tapering vancomycin for 6 weeks. I am waiting for the other shoe to drop any day now. And scared to death! Am 71 years young and feel a lot older. Started out at 100 lbs and now weigh 88. I take vsl#3 every day. Just saw my gastro doctor this week. Have an appointment in 2months unless I get sick again before that time. Fmt was mentioned to me as the next step. I feel for everyone who is dealing with this terrible disease. I, like others, had never even heard of cdiff before. I wonder why that is? Anyway, I have read everything I can find on this subject. I look forward to chatting with all of you!

I feel your pain the worst thing I’ve ever been through. I just finished taper Vanco. I take Florastor twice a day really think it’s helpful. Highly recommend. Prayers sent. 🙏🏻🙏🏻

Florastor does help.

Can I ask how much Florastor you take in a day? I take it twice a day.

I just started yesterday taking it 3 times a day I have a lot of rumbling going on in my stomach and just feeling I’ll still on the vancomycin so thinking it that can’t wait to be done w this antibiotic