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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@ngorman25 I am sorry you got it from Clindamycin as well. I believe the Dr’s should have clarified more on what C Diff was.
I have been trying to reply & discuss Cdiff & a moderator told me he moved my post somewhat else. He said so I could interact with some other people. I can’t ever get back to it. I’ve responded to others in different Cdiff discussions. I don't know how to get to a discussion there I can get response. I’ve had 3 relapses of Cdiff from clindamycin so I could have good discussions. I just can’t ever get back to where I started since I was moved.
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I am in a similar situation. Had cdiff since September. Have Ben on vancomycin an flora stir for a while. Keep feeling like a kno in my side. Went to infectious disease doctor and she said my symptoms not cdiff had two ct scans told mild colitis. Put me on questran not helping. My stomach is hungry but I don’t want to eat because every morning I get up an have a minimum of 5 bowel move. I am tired and hungry all the time. I just want my life back no one gets it they look at me like no big deal. Bu cdiff USA life changing disease. Anyone have any does that have worked. Has anyone gotten better. I am withering away 24pounds so far😓😓😓
It sounds like you have ulcerative colitis, if you do you should ask your GI doctor to put you on Asacol 800 mg tablets, it's a great drug and it works for me. It is expensive but if you have a drug plan your GI doctor can write it so it will be affordable. If you don't have a drug plan then you can use Delzicol which is the same drug but at a lower strength. See which one will help you.
Don't be afraid to eat, obviously you must eat to be healthy. Colitis is a annoying disease but can be under control with the right medication and diet.
I also take fiber tablets,and don't eat spicy foods or a lot of dairy products , a little milk in cereal Is ok , but you must test the foods yourself to see what works best for you. I hope this will be helpful.
After your vanc treatment ,did you have a stool culture done to be sure the c.diff was gone ?
Can’t have a test unless watery stools and it will come back positive anyway where’s I am colonized
Yes , it came back negative , Thank God.
Did you get a diagnosis of ulcerative colitis ?
How many members in here was prescribed Dificid and what were your side effects and effectiveness with the 10 day supply?