C. diff relapse?

Posted by patts @patts, Sun, Sep 1 11:36am

How many have had a relapse. I finished my two weeks of vancomycin and believe I still have it. Did a stool sample Friday, so I guess I’ll see. Tired of isolation, Clorox and mood.

Hi @patts, that must be frustrating to feel you have relapsed after finishing your prescribed medication.

@sue6408 @annapocono and @danab have all mentioned c. diff in the past and may be able to offer you support.

Back to you @patts, how long did you have c. diff the first time?

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Ho @patts, i sure feel your pain. Are you sure its a relaps? It took me a month to finally get over the symptoms. I had finished the meds but still needed frequent bathroom visits. Them finally after a month my bowels started acting a bit more normal.

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@danab

Ho @patts, i sure feel your pain. Are you sure its a relaps? It took me a month to finally get over the symptoms. I had finished the meds but still needed frequent bathroom visits. Them finally after a month my bowels started acting a bit more normal.

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Thank you. I finished 2 weeks of vancomycin last Thursday and things aren’t back to normal bowel-wise yet. Encouraging to know it may be done or leaving. I still feel I should use gloves and Clorox wipes for awhile tho!

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@danab

Ho @patts, i sure feel your pain. Are you sure its a relaps? It took me a month to finally get over the symptoms. I had finished the meds but still needed frequent bathroom visits. Them finally after a month my bowels started acting a bit more normal.

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Well, I went full-blown waterfall diarrhea during the middle of the night, 🙁. My gastro appointment this Tuesday was cancelled since we had hurricane threat. Just called for a reschedule and they can’t get me in until the 18th. . Spoke with the nurse and she was going to talk to the doctor to see what should be done, not happy.

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@patts

Well, I went full-blown waterfall diarrhea during the middle of the night, 🙁. My gastro appointment this Tuesday was cancelled since we had hurricane threat. Just called for a reschedule and they can’t get me in until the 18th. . Spoke with the nurse and she was going to talk to the doctor to see what should be done, not happy.

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Im so sorry, i pray they find a solution quick.

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@patts. I’ve had 4 relapses & then an FMT on February 28th. I’m finally in remission, but my tummy still isn’t right. Lots of foods still hurt me. I either have not enough stool or too much, but not diarrhea. I’m thankful to be alive though. I pray that you are ok. I had a wonderful GI that would see me anytime I called. Good luck,,,PRAYERS.

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Thank you! My doc decided to have me do some more tests and put me on a round of a higher dosage of Vancomycin for two weeks, then a tapering off period after that.

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Hi @patts @danab @sandyabbey,

I thought you might like to view this video about C. Difficile Care at Mayo Clinic
https://connect.mayoclinic.org/page/gastroenterology-and-gi-surgery/newsfeed-post/c-difficile-care-at-mayo-clinic/

If you follow the "Gastroenterology & GI Surgery Page" on Connect – https://connect.mayoclinic.org/page/gastroenterology-and-gi-surgery/
you can browse through newsfeed posts from Mayo Clinic experts, learn about clinical trials and up-to-date research, and find resources for all your gastroenterology needs.

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Just saw an article with no video?

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