Don't allow yourself to get caught up in the "what if's" - that's a rabbit hole full of anxiety that won't help you any at all. I know this is tough - but the treatment for C diff can clear it up and then you can go back to treatment - although you will have to be very careful.
The other option is to turn to herbs - while they too can create intestinal issues, it's not near as likely as with pharmaceuticals.
And, as far as needing steroids - when it comes down to being able to breathe or not, steroids are the choice. It's short term needs over long term needs at that point. But, of course, it's best to not get to that point. I've told both of my kids and my hubby that I am to never get steroids - unless it's very obvious it's a situation where it will save my life....as in an allergic reaction. I can overcome having to use steroids, but I can't overcome not being able to breathe.
Herb only treatment for Lyme & Bart ended 12/11 - no active symptoms for 2 yrs -Herb only treatment for Babesia ended 12/12www.healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?f=30&m=2977364
Had Lyme, Bart, Babs, RMSF, Ehrlichia, Myco, Anaplasmosis, EBV
New set of infections 8/2014 - still treating.
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