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Hi This is Jacque again. I need some reassurance. I have now been put on Amoxicillian for dental pain, switching from Doxycyline. (It just wasn't getting rid of the jaw pain.) I have a deeply broken root. BUT my question is: In your reply above, you mentioned that Amoxicillian "is safe for c-diff sufferers." I pray this is true. I am terrified of a relapse. I was comforted by your statement earlier but I haven't felt great today and am fearful. I'm not really having any C-diff symptoms but I don't want any either. I am taking the probiotics that you mentioned. My insides just don't feel very good today and maybe that's because of the post infectious IBS I was left with from the horrible C-diff back in February. I know I have to stay the course but if you have any words of reassurance or any other guidance, I'd appreciate it. Thank you. Jacque

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@euqcaj Hi Jacque, yes I can assure you that I haven't had any cdiff type symptoms since Jun of 2019. I won't say I don't occasionally have a bit of what I call loose bowel but never close to the un controllable Bowel of cdiff proball onenof the most embarrassing times of my life. Now i was also having intestinal issues besides cdiff where the small intestine was inflamed and I did have stomach pain for a while like 6 months anytime I ate. So I was on antibiotics for that also. And even with all that the cdiff was not a factor. Praise the Lord(I also prey alot too).
But the answer my Gastro Doctor suggested was small frequent meals. So what I did was basically take a normal meal split it in half and eat every 2-3 hours instead of 3 meals a day about 5 hours apart. Plus small healthy snacks like fruit or vegetables. I'm a bit fan of celery and peanut butter or with a little ranch dressing. Cutties are great to small quick to eat. So basically become a snacker and avoid large meals. It helped but was not easy since I usually felt unsatisfied on the first n half of a meal . But got used to it. I did that for about 6 months and the inflamed bowel finally healed and I was back to a normal diet about 6 months latter . Not sure if that will help .
What did your Doctor have to say about all this? I hope you find relief real soon but there is a healing process.
Have a Blessed Day Jacque

Just now saw your post from Oct 10, 2021 – How did it go? In 2011 my Periodontist put me on Amoxicillin for 10 days and on the 10th day I got the famous diarrhea. Two days later I was recovered in the hospital for C-difficile. From what I understand all broad -based antibiotics pose a problem for c-diff. And Amoxicillin falls into that category and is known to cause c-diff. I have not taken antibiotics since. Thankfully, have not needed. I had a Dermatologist who wanted to give me an antibiotic for MOHs procedure, but I refused. I told the Dermatologist who had referred me, and she gave me an antibiotic cream to put on the site and I was fine

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