I drink Kefir because I need the probiotics. I am trying to recover from Cdiff so I have to a probiotic. I’m lactose intolerant too & I drink lifeway. They have different have several that are lactose free.
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Mine isn’t fizzy at all it tastes like a thin yogurt. Sometimes I mix it in with my yogurt as a shake with my breakfast. I hope I’m hoping it helps me because I’ve been very sick since October on & off with 4 relapses of Cdiff. I just had an FMT transplant. I really need the probiotics & I get some that way.
I’m 26 days post Dificid. So far no relapse, but I had a scare lady night. I had a watery stool once , but I haven’t had any like that. I’ve had cramping during this time also. I see my GI Tuesday Unless get worse before then. I’m sure anxious. I’m going to ask for a retest. I hope you do well @pines
@pines. I’ve been finished with my Dificid for 7 days now. I’m so praying that I’m going to make it this time. I have had 3 relapses. 2 from Flagyl & the last one from vancomycin. I went 10 days off the vancomycin & thought I was ok, then I relapsed I was so sick I was taken to the hospital in am ambulance bevause I was so weak I couldn’t stand of lift my arms. I felt better after the IV’s, but was still too weak to even go anywhere within help for over a month. They put me on Dificid then. I’m 7 days finished it & my stomach still doesn’t feel right. I’m praying that it’s just part of the healing process. I haven’t had diarrhea t all. I did have 3 normal stools at first & now it seems like I have to go & it takes forever. I do go but it’s not very much & it’s small. I hope that’s not a bad sign. If I relapse again I’ll have to have the FMT transplant. I’m nervous because I’m down to 85 pounds. I was tiny to begin with. I’ve lost 25 pou in 2 mknths of this awful thing. The drug companies should be ashamed for chatgimg people thus astronomical amount for Dificid. It was 4400.00. My insurance paid it all but 1300.00. That’s horrible. I had to have it though. We are on social security & had to dip into our savings to get it. I just pray I’m ok now. I go to my GI on Friday. I hope I don’t relapse before then.
I’m in the same situation. I’ve had 4 flare ups. Last weekend I was taken to The hospital by ambulance. I was very dehydrated from going to the bathroom over 20 times. I was passing out. I’m now on Dificid. I have 3 more days on it & I’m nervous because each time I’ve finished a med it comes back in about a week. First flagyl 3 times. Then Vancomycin. Now this Dificid. If I fall this, I’ll have to have the FMT.