C. difficile – Are your guts ever normal again?
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 ?
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Interesting about the vancomycin prescription. I’ll def be carrying Clorox wipes with me henceforth l. I’ve been diligent wiping everything down I touch at home so my husband and daughter won’t get this (plus nitrile gloves at times).
Laughing at your knee pillow, but I understand. I’m throwing away my underwear after each use. Don’t want to chance not disinfecting in wash and leaving bacteria in the washer!
I’ve never known anyone who has had this, so glad to hear others’ experiences.
patta– I've had c.diff 3 or 4 times and all were because of large doses of antibiotics. Amoxicillin antibiotic seemed to be the culprit for the first time. The second time, I was in the hospital for surgery & gave the staff warning that this is a problem, but it was disregarded & I came down with a terrible bout of this horrible condition, but lived. Another time, I contacted it again in a hospital, & was prescribed vancomycin, which eventually worked.
Washing your hands with soap & using clorox as a disinfectant is also what I was told, & it did not spread to my husband.
The alcoholic hand sanitizers are not effective for c.diff, and it sounds like you are really doing a bang up job keeping clean & sanitized!
So be careful on any visits to a hospital or doctor's office in the future & wash those hands!!!! Good luck.
My wife stayed with me the month i had it in the hospital. But never caught it. I wouldn't wish that virus on my worst eneamy
I had c diff In January. I isolated myself from my kids and grandkids for fear of infecting them. Finally I saw an infectious disease specialist
At NYPresbyterian Hospital. She said you are only contagious when you have
Diarrhea. She also said that c diff spores are in many places though of course most
In hospitals and in people with active c diff diarrhea. She said many babies before the age of one year carry it but do not
Get it. Bottom line message was that most people can cope with regular density of c diff spores unless they have the 3 risk factors for c diff. This was very comforting to me.
But everyone needs to be protected
From high density of spores
In hospitals and person with active c diff diarrhea.
@annapocono If you don't mind me asking, what are the 3 risk factors of cdiff?
If you have c.dif and you and those around you wash your hands after using the toilet and wash your hands regularly you're not going to spread c.dif..
1. Being old like I think over 65 or so
2. Having been in hospital which is headquarters for the c. Diff spores.
3. Having recently taken an antibiotic particularly one of the high risk ones but all of them increase risk.
Best wishes to you
I too had cdiff in 2015 after taking clindamyacin. Tried different probiotics and the only one that worked for me was one by Advocare. Not in stores so I had to find a rep on the internet who I could buy it from. Cdiff is not fun. I have been back to normal after taking it. Cannot remember how long I took it. 1-2 months?
can I recommend and strongly suggest to aid your recovery from CDifficule you have a low sugar diet , because the bacteria thrives and loves the high sugar western diet and it will return