Wow, I could've written your story...lol. My whole nightmare w/UC started with c.diff. Fortunately mine was diagnosed right away as c.diff but it took FOREVER for it to go away. Now every time I have a "flare" I know it's c.diff but my GI swears it's UC. We do stool tests and SURPRISE, I have c.diff again. It's so frustrating!!!! I used to think I was misdiagnosed as having UC and thought my underlying issue was always c.diff but since I've had so many scopes and things, I'm pretty much confident that I suffer from both. Somehow c.diff started this whole nightmare for me but I definitely battle both.
I would see where the Flagyl takes you and go from there. It never worked for me, I always have to take Vancomycin. I would recommend some probiotics and sacchromyces boulardii. Jarrow sells a good one that doesn't have to be refrigerated. BTW, Asacol and Rowasa (and all other "UC" meds) make me worse! I would try to get rid of the c.diff and not worry about
the UC meds right now if you're not even sure you have UC.
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