This is my 6th time having c.diff. Just got news again today it is back. First stool test 7 days ago said I was good, but I knew better. Will be on Vancomycin for 3 months. Dr. said I got it again from a 5-day antibiotic regime for a bladder infection a month ago. He has warned that I can NEVER get a surgical procedure or take any form of antibiotic without taking Vancomycin or Flagel at the same time. My first round lasted 7 months or more (very expensive, very). Would an infectious disease specialist be of some help. What is wrong with me?
I don't know what more an infectious disease specialist could do for you as you have taken the only two medications there are available for this infection but I suppose it sure couldn't hurt. I have had c-diff and it was very difficult to get rid of but after 3 weeks of treatment it was finally gone. My doctor had me taking massive amounts of probiotics(l. acidophilus) 2 capsules 3 times per day before meals and yogurt at least once a day. You need to build the good bacteria back up in order to get rid of this. You want the good probiotics from the refrigerator at your local health food store with at least 5 billion CFU/g and make sure its capsules not pills. I have since made this a regular part of my routine and the next time I had to take an antibiotic I didn't get c-diff.
How are you? I saw your post from July about having C.diff 7 times.
There are a couple of things you can do besides taking Flagyl and Vancomycin.
I took Xafaxan for 6 weeks when Vanco and Flagyl didn't work and I take probiotics all the time. I take Acidophilis capsules and sacchromyces boulidarii capsules as well. sacchromyces is a good yeast.
There is also a fecal transplant.
I was wondering if you have had any lingering or new health issues after your bout of C.diff? For example, after I got infected in Feb 2008, I developed Eosinophilic colitis, asthma, hypothyroidism, cholecystitis, and am being tested for other issues right now.
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