I'm not sure I'm in the right place to be asking about this. I recently had oral surgery and they gave me clyndimaycin to keep an infection from blooming. I got a small case of oral thrush so they had me stop taking the antibiotic after only a few days of taking it. I had a weird taste in my mouth so I looked up clyndimaycin side effects on the net (big mistake) and since have been worried out of my mind about c diff (something I'd never even heard of).
I bought and started taking acidophillus tablets about a week ago to help get my flora back in check and since I've had what I guess you would call loose stools. See thing is before any of this I went to the restroom probably 4 or 5 times a day and usually did have kinda loose stools or at least not totally regular ones. I know the probiotic will regulate you just like yogurt so there is that.
The only symptom I have is 2 or 3 times a day having sort of loose stools. Before I read on the net I wouldn't have even considered it diarhea. I have no fever and no cramps or pain that I can really tell. As currently I don't have insurance and rely on the Indian Hospital (which means an entire day missing work getting wrote up and missing pay) I can't just go in on a whim. On the same hand this is driving me crazy not knowing and I have a wife and child that I don't want to pass it on to if that is the case.
My question I suppose is would I really know if I had C Diff? If it was pretty mild how would I know I had it besides the loose stools? They don't really look much different and no mucus or blood that I can tell. Should I stop taking the probiotic? I'm concerned if I do that I'll have much worse symptoms that maybe it's holding it in check.
I would like to hear from someone that has had c diff and see if maybe this sounds familiar. I may have anxiety problems a bit so this is driving me crazy. Any help, advice, or just calm downs would be appreciated. Thanks.