In May I was diagnosed with Clostridium Difficile Colitis. My doctor prescribed Vancomycin and was on the liquid form of it for 6 weeks (4 doses/day). It did not alleviate any of the diarhea nor the fogginess in my forehead. After 2 weeks off of this medicine, the doctor prescribed Xifaxan (2 doses/day). This caused my head to become even more foggy and dizzilike …. the way I can describe it is like you have a high fever, but you don’t have a temperature …. or your head and eyes feel like you have been awake for 2-3 days without any sleep. Colostomy results from June 24 were negative. I am scheduled for an MRI on my brain this Friday. The Xifaxan did not alleviate the diarhea at all …. so far no medication is helping my condition. I got an appt at Mayo but that is 2 months away. I feel aweful and essentially …. I feel like I have poison running through my system. In essence, I feel like I have been snake-bit …. and the doctors are telling me to come see them in a couple months and they will see what they can do. My abdomen continues to grow larger even though the colostomy results came back negative. I have gained 8 lbs since being in the Xifaxan in the last 2 weeks. Has anyone out there been dealing with Clostridium Difficile Colitis?
Prior to being diagnosed, I had broken out with hives at the end of December. I had been on 5 different administrations of several different antibiotics to treat bronchitis from Sept through December last year. The Allergy Doctor only prescribed Prednisone and Antihistamines and refused to do any other testing. After seeing me a few times for a month, he told me when he had me on Prednisone 40mg/day and 2 different Antihistamines/day to come back in 6 months and see how I was doing …. even though the hives were not yet under control … So I left that quack of a doctor…. and went to a gastroenterologist doctor.