c-diss symptoms

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mtgman
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   Posted 6/26/2009 6:06 PM (GMT -7)   
what are the symptoms of c-diff?
35 year old male living in AZ.  Diagnosed with Crohns at age of 15.
Currently tapering prednisone (15 mgs) and I've been on 6_MP for 2 months.
In the middle of a bad flare now for 6 months...lost almost 30 lbs.


sickofitall
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   Posted 6/26/2009 7:14 PM (GMT -7)   
Abdominal pain, D, mucus, bloating, chills, sweats, low grade fever, fatigue, restless nights. I'm recovering from it right now. Let me know if you have any questions.
Just finished prednisone taper of 40mg in 6 weeks.  We'll see if it works.


spookyh
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   Posted 6/26/2009 10:36 PM (GMT -7)   
It seems like a lot of people get c-diff anymore. Scary!
34 years old, Crohn's disease for 15 of them
Current Meds: Humira since 7/08, Pentasa, Effexor XR
Supplements: 3 kinds of Fish Oil, Multi-Vitamin, B-Complex, Vitamins D, E, & K, Calcium, Magnesium, Enzymes
SCD since 12/01/08 - eating Stage 3 foods


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   Posted 6/27/2009 2:42 AM (GMT -7)   
I think ive just come off a bout of that, everything you mentioned rolled into one over the last week or so....should i have been treated for it?

spookyh
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   Posted 6/27/2009 7:53 AM (GMT -7)   
Yes, c-diff is very hard to eradicate. You usually need strong antibiotics, and s. boulardii (a probiotic) is very good too.
34 years old, Crohn's disease for 15 of them
Current Meds: Humira since 7/08, Pentasa, Effexor XR
Supplements: 3 kinds of Fish Oil, Multi-Vitamin, B-Complex, Vitamins D, E, & K, Calcium, Magnesium, Enzymes
SCD since 12/01/08 - eating Stage 3 foods


mtgman
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   Posted 6/27/2009 9:18 AM (GMT -7)   
doc is having me tested just to rule it out...he said it's becoming VERY common these days. i've been having a pretty bad flare for 8 months or so now...he wants to make sure he's not missing something silly before we move on to Remicade since Pred, 6-mp etc. were doing nothing this time...
35 year old male living in AZ.  Diagnosed with Crohns at age of 15.
Currently tapering prednisone (15 mgs) and I've been on 6_MP for 2 months.
In the middle of a bad flare now for 6 months...lost almost 30 lbs.

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