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Tue, Jul 30 10:24pm · C. difficile -are your guts ever normal again ? in Digestive Health

I just had my first bout with this last week as a result of Augmentin – and I pray it’s my last. My test came back negative but everything I’ve read says otherwise. Dr has had me on Vancomycin for about a week.
Did you take Vancomycin? Probiotic along with meds or just probiotic foods? Other dietary regime?
I’ve been so depressed these two weeks and, living in a small town, there are no specialists or even a health food store to seek information. Your post is encouraging and makes me hopeful that this might be a single incident.

Tue, Jul 30 10:12pm · C. difficile -are your guts ever normal again ? in Digestive Health

Thank you for sharing! Had my first (and I pray the LAST) round of C-diff last week. I was prescribed Augmentin for a bad sinus infection and deep cough. Day five on the meds – thought I would die and thought it might be preferable. Had no idea what was wrong with me. After two days, I was able to get myself back to my primary. He prescribed Vancomycin and I provided a sample which came back negative. At first, he told me to discontinue the Vancomycin then changed his mind and said continue. No other instructions. I started eating Activia yogurt because I wanted to avoid a yeast infection.
I live in a small town – no specialists here – but am wondering if I need to quickly locate a gastroenterologist. I’m trying to research what to eat, what to avoid, whether to take a probiotic, for how long, the difference between a probiotic and prebiotic, etc. I am overwhelmed!