C. difficile -are your guts ever normal again ?

Posted by sue6408 @sue6408, Sun, Jan 27 12:57pm

Does anyone know any body that has recovered from c.diff (guts back to pre-c.diff status ) . I have been negative for a year and still have bloating every time I eat anything and sporadic diarrhea. I need maternity clothing to eat and be comfortable. I have 0 appetite since I was initially infected.I am on creon 36,000 . this helps some what with bloating,I take papya&pineapple enzymes not helping, and floraster 2xday not sure about that.I have tried the FODMAP diet, I avoid many foods on that diet. I am seeing an RD, just finished an elimination diet with her. If I eat I bloat there for I am. Bottom line…are my guts ruined forever ?

@femalegolfer

@annapocono I was just curious how you drink your kefir…I'm struggling trying to get it down. I also ordered miso – but to be honest, I don't even know what to do with it! About two weeks after I finished Dificid, I have become gassy, I know longer have D, and I got a negative test result, but I have the gas now that I didn't have before!

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@femalegolfer I forgot to mention the miso. Make it into a soup. I get the miso paste in a jar. I spoon out a heaping tablespoon and put it in about 1-2 cups boiling water. Then I can add whatever: some sliced mushrooms, or carrots, green onions, dried seaweed, garlic, leeks, whatever. I usually make a kind of asian mixture. Really easy and quick to do.

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@annapocono

@femalegolfer I forgot to mention the miso. Make it into a soup. I get the miso paste in a jar. I spoon out a heaping tablespoon and put it in about 1-2 cups boiling water. Then I can add whatever: some sliced mushrooms, or carrots, green onions, dried seaweed, garlic, leeks, whatever. I usually make a kind of asian mixture. Really easy and quick to do.

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I’ve noticed that many of you are over 70. I’m 46. Any “youngins” out there? Just curious. I think I have read that older people are more susceptible. (Not that any of you are “old.”) 😉

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@nettecook

I’ve noticed that many of you are over 70. I’m 46. Any “youngins” out there? Just curious. I think I have read that older people are more susceptible. (Not that any of you are “old.”) 😉

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@nettecook I have a good friend and her daughter who is a senior in high school got Cdiff last summer. She had a UTI that turned in to a bladder infection. She was on antibiotics for both those and then ended up with Cdiff. I have another friend in her 40's and she got Cdiff three years ago after taking Clindamycin that her dentist gave her. She had two bouts of it. She's the one who told me about taking Dificid which worked for her with her second bout. That's what I took during my 4th bout last October and it worked for me. And I'm knocking on wood as I type this. 🙂

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@pines

@nettecook I have a good friend and her daughter who is a senior in high school got Cdiff last summer. She had a UTI that turned in to a bladder infection. She was on antibiotics for both those and then ended up with Cdiff. I have another friend in her 40's and she got Cdiff three years ago after taking Clindamycin that her dentist gave her. She had two bouts of it. She's the one who told me about taking Dificid which worked for her with her second bout. That's what I took during my 4th bout last October and it worked for me. And I'm knocking on wood as I type this. 🙂

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@pines I just remembered my great niece had it when she was 4. It just strikes anyone.

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@pines

@nettecook I have a good friend and her daughter who is a senior in high school got Cdiff last summer. She had a UTI that turned in to a bladder infection. She was on antibiotics for both those and then ended up with Cdiff. I have another friend in her 40's and she got Cdiff three years ago after taking Clindamycin that her dentist gave her. She had two bouts of it. She's the one who told me about taking Dificid which worked for her with her second bout. That's what I took during my 4th bout last October and it worked for me. And I'm knocking on wood as I type this. 🙂

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My question is have your guts gone back to normal?

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@nettecook

I’ve noticed that many of you are over 70. I’m 46. Any “youngins” out there? Just curious. I think I have read that older people are more susceptible. (Not that any of you are “old.”) 😉

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@nettecook. I just turned 47, good health, the occasional UTI, and strep throat.

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I was very healthy until was put on clindamycin and then my life changed and not for the better. I have been sick with cdiff for 8 months. The diarrhea has gone but the health issues have just gotten worse. I have lost 30 pounds and can not gain it back. I have stomach issues all the time. Now having depression a lot because tired and feeling terrible all the time. Just want my life back😓

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@losthope

I was very healthy until was put on clindamycin and then my life changed and not for the better. I have been sick with cdiff for 8 months. The diarrhea has gone but the health issues have just gotten worse. I have lost 30 pounds and can not gain it back. I have stomach issues all the time. Now having depression a lot because tired and feeling terrible all the time. Just want my life back😓

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@losthope That sounds terrible and scary. My heart goes out to you. Have you seen a specialist in C. Diff? My general practitioner acknowledged to me she had only treated 4 other people with C. Diff and she made some mistakes. I ended up going to an Infectious Disease Specialist (who apparently is the one who really knows how the disease works) and then to a Gastroenterologist with C. Diff specialty — as in he had expertise in how to treat the disease. These two specialists knew what they were talking about. And I am getting better. They explained what is wrong with my immune system and why if I get c. diff again they will do fecal transplant. Have you been to see specialists at hospitals that have a good reputation? teaching hospitals associated with universities are often best. Mayo of course would be good. If you live near NYC I could tell you the name of the two doctors I went to. sending you my best wishes, anna

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@losthope

I was very healthy until was put on clindamycin and then my life changed and not for the better. I have been sick with cdiff for 8 months. The diarrhea has gone but the health issues have just gotten worse. I have lost 30 pounds and can not gain it back. I have stomach issues all the time. Now having depression a lot because tired and feeling terrible all the time. Just want my life back😓

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@losthope Like you, Clindamycin changed my life when I took it last spring for a sinus infection. I had Cdiff within a couple weeks after finishing the RX. I relapsed and went through 4 bouts of Cdiff before the Dificid seemed to help me. I'm far from being "normal" and never plan anything for the first hour or two that I'm up in the morning. My problem now is all the gas in my colon. I thought it might be from the probiotic but I've noticed it's just as severe on the days I don't take it. Plus different foods really make it worse. My heart goes out to you. I found a GI that has treated numerous patients with Cdiff. I now need to make the appointment for the colonoscopy. I keep putting it off. I think it must take years to ever regain our healthy GI system after Cdiff.

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@losthope

I was very healthy until was put on clindamycin and then my life changed and not for the better. I have been sick with cdiff for 8 months. The diarrhea has gone but the health issues have just gotten worse. I have lost 30 pounds and can not gain it back. I have stomach issues all the time. Now having depression a lot because tired and feeling terrible all the time. Just want my life back😓

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@losthope I’m so sorry it has been 8 months! 30 pounds is a lot! I’m surprised you haven’t been referred to a specialist. Sometimes we have to be our own advocate and that stinks! I wish it were different!! Clindamyacin does seem to be beast! Hang in there. Have they talked to you about a fecal transplant?

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@pines

@losthope Like you, Clindamycin changed my life when I took it last spring for a sinus infection. I had Cdiff within a couple weeks after finishing the RX. I relapsed and went through 4 bouts of Cdiff before the Dificid seemed to help me. I'm far from being "normal" and never plan anything for the first hour or two that I'm up in the morning. My problem now is all the gas in my colon. I thought it might be from the probiotic but I've noticed it's just as severe on the days I don't take it. Plus different foods really make it worse. My heart goes out to you. I found a GI that has treated numerous patients with Cdiff. I now need to make the appointment for the colonoscopy. I keep putting it off. I think it must take years to ever regain our healthy GI system after Cdiff.

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I had c dif. did the clindimyacin then ended up with h pylori. Did a natural treatment which took care of it. It was a long road though. Go see a specialist to make sure what you have.

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@losthope

I was very healthy until was put on clindamycin and then my life changed and not for the better. I have been sick with cdiff for 8 months. The diarrhea has gone but the health issues have just gotten worse. I have lost 30 pounds and can not gain it back. I have stomach issues all the time. Now having depression a lot because tired and feeling terrible all the time. Just want my life back😓

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@losthope I, too, took clindamycin last August for a tooth abscess and 3 weeks later ended up in the hospital diagnosed with cdiff. I only weighed 100 lbs at the time and then lost 14 lbs which I cannot gain anything back. After 4 relapses and hundreds of vancomycin pills, I finally had the fmt done 5 weeks ago today. I feel pretty good right now but had a few mucus days last week and thought for sure it was cdiff again​! It stopped and so far so good. I don't believe I will ever feel pre-cdiff again. I had no health issues before cdiff. I will turn 72 on June 2nd and have been letting go of my pre-cdiff life. I believe this is the"new normal" for me. One day at a time is my new motto.

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@claytamos

I had c dif. did the clindimyacin then ended up with h pylori. Did a natural treatment which took care of it. It was a long road though. Go see a specialist to make sure what you have.

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What did you use. I have h pylori but can’t do the txt due to cdiff

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@nettecook

@losthope I’m so sorry it has been 8 months! 30 pounds is a lot! I’m surprised you haven’t been referred to a specialist. Sometimes we have to be our own advocate and that stinks! I wish it were different!! Clindamyacin does seem to be beast! Hang in there. Have they talked to you about a fecal transplant?

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I have been to infectious disease doctor and hi. They tell me I have to be patient. No fit unless relapse. I still have dumping syndrome after I eat. Just so fed up with being miserable

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@annapocono

@losthope That sounds terrible and scary. My heart goes out to you. Have you seen a specialist in C. Diff? My general practitioner acknowledged to me she had only treated 4 other people with C. Diff and she made some mistakes. I ended up going to an Infectious Disease Specialist (who apparently is the one who really knows how the disease works) and then to a Gastroenterologist with C. Diff specialty — as in he had expertise in how to treat the disease. These two specialists knew what they were talking about. And I am getting better. They explained what is wrong with my immune system and why if I get c. diff again they will do fecal transplant. Have you been to see specialists at hospitals that have a good reputation? teaching hospitals associated with universities are often best. Mayo of course would be good. If you live near NYC I could tell you the name of the two doctors I went to. sending you my best wishes, anna

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I too have been to both docs. They tell me it is a long process. I am very weary because I have one good day and 5 not so good. I have to be very careful of what I eat because I go to the bathroom always after I eat.

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