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Jul 23, 2012 · Clostridium Difficile Colitis in Digestive Health

Hi.
I am currently dealing with c diff colitis now
🙁 its a horrible thing. Before I was diagnosed the doctor put me in ciprofloxacin and metronidazole. (before that I was on amoxicillin for a uti). Then
He did the colonoscopy and endoscopy and found c diff colitis. I was sick for a month and a half before my diagnosis. After the doctor put me on metronidazole for two week three times a day. That didn’t work so he prescribed alinia which isn’t FDA approved to treat c diff colitis. With one week left of that prescription he called and said stop and take vancomycin.
So I’m currently on that. Started feeling better but now I’ve been feeling sick for the past two days and today I am sitting in the er 🙁 its a long hard draining battle that people who haven’t had it don’t understand. 🙁 im sorry your dealing with this

Jul 23, 2012 · C Diff in Digestive Health

That’s why I want to go to mayo. They have docs that specialize in c diff there and it’s everything in one place. No rushed feeling at your appts.
If the doctors knew how we felt there would be urgency and a sense of concern and encouragement. I’m here for support whenever you need it. People think its just an upset stomach and it’ll go away eventually. No it’s far from that. I’m currently sitting in the er right now due to shortness of breath. The doctor that diagnosed you with c diff shouldn’t not have put you on any of those. An antibiotic and and probiotic is what you need. Antibiotic you’d probably need vancomycin and for the probiotic
You should get florastor. Best of luck to you and your recovery. Like I said I’m here for support.
You feel like complaining and no one else
Will listen I’m here. I want to slap people that tell me to stay positive lol

Jul 23, 2012 · C-Diff in Infectious Diseases

Also take florastor two hours after your antibiotic to help the good bacteria flourish. Also if you have a whole foods or a store like that try to look for Goodbelly probiotic drink. I have it in mango and it’s pretty good

Jul 23, 2012 · C-Diff in Infectious Diseases

Typically the first treatment is Metronidazole and if that doesn’t work then it’s vancomycin. My doc went from metronidazole to Alinia which didn’t help at all. I am now on vanco and have seen some improvements but not much. I’ve been battling this since may 1st. I was sick for a month and a half before being diagnosed with c diff colitis

Jul 23, 2012 · C Diff in Digestive Health

It’s sad but so true. You always see a celebrity being hospitalized for exhaustion. Really? I’m genuinely sick here and all three ers that I went to just told me to wait it out. My gi doc doesn’t seem too concerned about my 43 pound weight loss. I’ve been trying to eat baked potatoes and toast with peanut butter and protein shakes to gain weight but I’m still losing it 🙁 and idk what to do. I am miserable. I feel as though something else
Is wrong besides the c diff. I’ve always wanted to try acupuncture. I think I may since I’m so stressed and anxious now. And no I haven’t tried the holistic route yet. Ive always been a firm believer in meds but they haven’t worked for me yet so I may go that route. Someone that works with my mom is going through the same situation with her daughter. She’s not able to eat or keep anything down and she lost a ton of weight and they just slapped the ibs diagnosis on her. It seems to be the answer to everything if they can’t find out what’s really wrong with you. I wish you the best and I hope you begin to feel better soon 🙂

Jul 11, 2012 · C Diff in Digestive Health

Update. I had an appt with my gi doc today and he believes I still have it 🙁 so he’s putting me on Alina.
Has anyone tried this before?

Jul 11, 2012 · C Diff in Digestive Health

I first got sick on May 1st thinking it was the stomach flu. I weight 157lbs and every er that I went to told me to sleep it off and that the longest it could last is two weeks. Two weeks later no difference. I finally saw a gastroenterolgist sometime in June. At that point it was 1 month of no appetite, nausea and diarrhea with tons of mucus(sorry to be so graphic). I did a stool test and he said I had inflammation somewhere and to eat bland and it would go away. It didn’t so finally he said I could have Giardia due to having yellow poop since march 🙁 so he put me on flagyl and ciprofloxacin. I guess I put all my eggs in one basket and hoped and prayed that would be it. I started feeling better until one day after I ate I had the urge to throw up. No nausea or anything. Finally had a colonoscopy on June 19th. Got diagnosed with C. Diff colitis. He put me on flagyl three times a day for two weeks. I had my good days and bad days. Fourth of july came around I had a hot dog and pasta salad and that’s the last day I ate something delicious. Since that day I’ve felt horrible. I finished my antibiotics that Saturday and I’ve become worse. All I taste is blood now. Anything I drink makes me want to throw up. I have to sleep sitting straight up :(. I’m miserable and I currently weight less than 120. So to go from 157-120 in a matter of two to three months is taking its toll on my body. I’m losing hope. I’m 22 years old and Monday April 30th was the last time I was actually happy. If anyone has information or anything to help me please respond. I know I could have something way worse but to go from being perfectly healthy to being labeled anorexic because you want to eat but you can’t is really hard. I’d love to hear other peoples stories on this horrible infection.