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I too experienced weight loss with my infection and even post infection I still lost weight. Now my weight seems stabilizing but cannot out on any weight that I lost back on. I am struggling with weight gain and was told this will take time. I am taking vitamin D and B12. I still take S.Boulardii and probiotics after 3 months of stopping the antibiotic. I am still experiencing 2 to 3 BM’s per day mostly in the morning and not that formed and funny Colors cannot turn brown. Anybody experienced this loose stool even after CDiff?

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I have the same issues you have. I am on my 4th course of Vance, saw an infectious disease specialist. Have all the same things as you with BM's. Lost over 10 lbs I can't afford to lose. Know this is temporary and didn't know it was so common.

Hi, I know this post is from awhile ago but did you ever resolve your weight loss? I believe I went undiagnosed 4 years ago and then was diagnosed three months ago. I took Vancomycin. I initially lost weight and then I changed my diet completely with limited gluten, less dairy, less sugar…so it’s understandable that I lost weight but I have been trying to keep weight on after losing 30 pounds in 3 months. I was overweight though 3 moths ago. So, although the weight loss numerically is not that concerning, I question when the weight loss will stop. I have one very big and lose (often more yellow in color) BM a day. So, the doctor is not concerned but I am. I’m taking a probiotic, eating fermented foods, I can’t take zinc it reignites the Cdiff, but I’m looking for vitamins and would like to see how people maintained weight. I’m also eating a whole avocado a day for fat. I’m just worried. Thank you for any info and for reading.

I had C Diff in May and a second a few weeks later. I’m having real difficulties putting on weight although I’m eating very healthily and taking probiotics. Please help!

Thank you for this. How long did it take you before you were able to put back some weight.? I caught C Diff in May and had another accurance two weeks after finishing the antibiotic. It’s now July. I had a stool test recently and the C Diff is still in my gut. Does its presence stop weight gain? I’m anxious about it because I’m trying my best to eat well etc but not getting anywhere as my weight hasn’t improved at all.

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