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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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hi You all, I just am having my first bout with C.Diff. It is quite an experience. I am feeling kind of paranoid about the spores from C. Diff which apparently linger on even after you are feeling okay. What do you all know about disinfecting your home? Do you all do a lot of this?My doctor thinks you can't reinfect yourself. Have you heard that? Would appreciate any help.

I came across this subject and thought I'd pass on some information I learned when my husband had c-diff. I apologize if this has already been discussed. My husband was blind, had terminal cancer, and then contracted a very bad case of c-diff. It was a very difficult time for us, made worse by the high cost of the medication. He needed three separate courses of medication because it wouldn't clear up. Someone mentioned trying a compounding pharmacy and the cost was a small fraction of the other two courses. Hopefully someone else can save considerable money from my experience.

Good morning. I was diagnosed with c-diff yesterday, after about 8 months of symptoms, but i never went to the dr. I feel that i got it from all the UTIs that I have had. I have also had strep twice this last year. They started me on vanco 125 mg for 10 days. I've only taken two doses thus far. But I'm fearful of recovering and what damage I have caused to my gutt and colon. I am 46 and hate to think I have to deal with all the repercussions I've caused. I'm hoping this will heal me, then i need to go to Dr to find out why I am getting so many UTIs.. i haven't get cipro for them. I have had them bad enough they turned into a kidney infection. I appreciate all the stories and comments, helps to know I'm not alone.

Welcome to Connect, @femalegolfer. Here is another discussion where many members have shared their experiences and insights as well:
– 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’d also encourage you to view this post, https://connect.mayoclinic.org/page/gastroenterology-and-gi-surgery/newsfeed/c-difficile-care-at-mayo-clinic/ on the Gastroenterology & GI Page on Connect.

Stay away from antibiotics. It will only get worse if you have to use them.