I had no idea about
the c. diff and liquid diarrhoea. Not sure what to do now. As far as I know, I'm just getting a faecal calprotectin test, but maybe they do other tests with the same bit of stool, I dunno :/
All the FC test does is show if you've got intestinal inflammation, but it's not specific to anything. I think it is a slightly pointless test if you could have any one of a number of things, since it doesn't narrow the options down. My GI seems big on FC, though - I've had several tests. Not always got the results back, but I think my last one was 59. Technically, 50 is the cut-off for normal but I'm pretty sure the NHS actually takes 100 as the cut-off in reality.
Me, I'm genuinely starting to think all my results will come back normal - don't have any fever today, stomach's as good as it's been since the operation. As long as it remains like that, then that's fine, but I'll be pissed if my symptoms come back with a vengeance after
the results chirpily declare everything's hunky dory.
Anyway, it's good news that the dizziness is much better today. Hopefully by tomorrow it'll be gone altogether. I feel like crap, but that's mainly due to depression, I think... :-/
Dx Crohn's in summer of 2000. (Yay )
Tried and failed: 5-ASAs, azathioprine, 6MP, Remicade, methotrexate, Humira, various diets.
Had surgery Feb '13 - subtotal colectomy with end ileostomy. First thing to put me into remission in 13 years.
Had second surgery 10th July '15 to reverse the stoma and connect the ileum to the rectum. Feeling rough.