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C.Diff Help! Permanent damage?? I am in so much pain!
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C.Diff Help! Permanent damage?? I am in so much pain!

My story is a long one, so to make it short....I was in the hospital for a kidney infection.  I was on high dose antibiotics for two weeks.  Now, the doctors think I have C.Diff.  I have had diarrhea for about a month now...bad diarrhea!  I am concerned about the damage that it can be doing to my body?  I tried Metonidazole and it made me so sick.  So, my doc just gave me Vancocin.  Hopefully this will work, but I have been ill for about a month already through all the testing and follow up with my kidney infection.  I even gave a stool sample and came back negative for C.Diff.  Plus, I am in so much pain but the doctors dont want me to take pain meds for this.  Does anyone know what kind of damage, if any, can be caused by C.Diff??  Permanent damage?  
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I had a CDiff infection also when I had perforated colon (diverticulits). Flagyl made me violently ill and I was given Vanco with Zofran for the nausea. It cleared up and I've have no problem related to that since.
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Thanks for the response!  Did the C.Diff cause your colon problem?  I have read a few stories of people having intestinal damage from C. Diff.  I also got so ill on Flagyl!  It was awful!  I just started the Vanco today, and I am hoping the side effects arent as bad!  You say you had nausea with the Vanco?  How bad?
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