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Sep 22, 2018 · Trying to recover from a c.diff infection in Digestive Health

Are you immune-suppressed? Usually, people with normal immune systems do not get C. Diff. The stuff on your tongue is likely fungal; have you had it tested in the lab? The fact that you have Clostridium Difficile AND what sounds like an OVERGROWTH of Candida Albicans say that your immune system is not working as it is supposed to. If I were you, I would get another stool test a few days after you have completed the 2-week course. I picked up a case of C. Diff in the hospital and it took 3 courses of Vancomycin to get rid of it. Don't worry about infecting others unless they are elderly, newly-born or otherwise have abnormal immune function. How would you lose your job? Hopefully, you can be honest with your employer. You picked up a disease and you can get a letter from a physician which attests to that fact! You may be anxious and cry daily if you wish but, frankly, I would suggest that you educate yourself with regard to C. Diff , Candida Albicans AND tests to find out whether or not your immune systemn is working!! Furthermore, it sounds like you are in need of some emotional support!!!

Sep 22, 2018 · Trying to recover from a c.diff infection in Digestive Health

There is no such thing as "negative results" because we ALL have fungi in our mouths!! Get a copy of the lab report and look it up yourself. If you are honest with your employer about what is going on and you get terminated,,,,,,,,,,,that would be a violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Tell your Primary Care Phusician (or, theretically, ANY plysician or Nurse Practitioner) that you want to find out whether you are immune deficient or not. OR see an Infectious Diseases specialist. You are the person who knows whether or not the Vancomycin is working; unfortunately, most physicians will need lab proof before prescribing another round. STAND UP FOR YOURSELF! Is the prescribing physician someone with whom you can talk honestly? The more you know, empirically, the better off you will be…..so look up Clostridium Difficile!!!

Sep 18, 2018 · Living with Neuropathy - Welcome to the group in Neuropathy

So you are nowhere near the optimal dosage for chronic pain; it takes time in ADDITION to the medication. I know that it is difficult to be patient, You may want to ALSO consult with PT; it can't hurt!

Sep 18, 2018 · Living with Neuropathy - Welcome to the group in Neuropathy

BTW, there is considerable research which suggests that PT offers the treatment which is most effective in the long run. I was skeptical but decided to try it a couple of years ago; now I am a BELIEVER!! Now, PT is my first choice for almost ANY kind of chronic pain!! Physical Therapists now hold Ph.D.s and are MUCH better prepared than chiropractors!

Sep 18, 2018 · Living with Neuropathy - Welcome to the group in Neuropathy

With regard to the Gabapentin………..there is a specific protocol when using it for chronic pain. It takes several weeks to build up to the optimal dosage. Were you given that protocol? If so, did you follow it?

Sep 7, 2018 · Anyone been diagnosed with CIDP? It's very rare in Neuropathy

Yes. It is clearly not as rare as U think!