cdiff and how one person beat it

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urservant
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   Posted 5/16/2008 4:18 PM (GMT -6)   
My friend was dying from cdiff. The doctors tried a number of antibiotics over a six month period but my friend would always relapse. We tried probiotics without success. Then I came across an article that said that L. reuteri bacteria generated a substance that killed ecoli, salmonella, and cdiff. I found out that Natures Way sold the strain in a capsule that released the bacteria full strength into the colon. Now my friend was very sick and really wanted to die. He had "volcanic diarrhea" that kept him in diapers. He was very sore and dehydrated and felt very very sick. After three days of taking three of four capsules a day He told me he was symptom free. He still is a year later. Yes it is in Stonyfield yogurt but I suggest taking a big dose by capsule form until the cdiff is completely removed from the colon. My friend is 72 years old and picked up the disease while he was in the hospital. After some many months of not being able to beat this thing I was amazed that this worked so well. I just hope it works for others cause I know the sufferring my friend went through. Please let me know if this is helpful or if it works for you.

jujub
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   Posted 5/16/2008 5:17 PM (GMT -6)   
Several of us are already taking Primadophilus Reuteri, urservant. Thanks for the story.
Judy
 
Moderate to severe left-sided UC (21 cm) diagnosed 2001.
Asacol, Rowasa, Pentasa, Prednisone, Entocort, Azathioprine
Avascular necrosis in both shoulders is my "forever" gift from steroid therapy.
Colazal,  Remicade, Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri. In remission since April, 2006.
 
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urservant
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   Posted 5/16/2008 5:32 PM (GMT -6)   
When was researching my friends illness I found out that it was occurring quite a bit in some states- I think Ohio and the hospitals were trying to put a lid on it cause people were picking it up at hospitals and they did not want to scare people from coming to the hospital.
cause they might get sicker for having gone to the hospital. After my friend was cured I was wondering how many people knew about this. My friends doctors just tried round after round of antibiotic with constant relapses. This turned out to be a miracle cure for my friend. Do you know of anyone else who go cured from taking this bacteria? In my reading it said it was isolated in a Peruvian mother’s milk. I assumed that was the only bacteria that mother gave to infant through her milk but I think I read an article that suggested a number of different bacteria in mother’s milk. Is this true?
Was my friend lucky or does this bacteria really clean out the bad bacteria in the colon?

jujub
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   Posted 5/16/2008 7:38 PM (GMT -6)   
I don't know about mother's milk, but Lactobacillus Reuteri is one of a host of beneficial bacteria that inhabit healthy colons and help to maintain their healthy status. Primadophilus Reuteri includes L. Reuteri, L. Rhamnosis and L. Acidophilus, three organisms that are commonly included in probiotic preparations. Most people with inflammatory bowel disease take probiotics every day.

Typically c. diff colitis occurs as a result of antbiotic treatment for some other ailment. People with IBD are especially susceptible to it. And yes, it's becoming quite a problem in hospitals as it can spread to other patients who are debilitated. Generally it's treated with Flagyl and antibiotics along with our usual probiotics.
Judy
 
Moderate to severe left-sided UC (21 cm) diagnosed 2001.
Asacol, Rowasa, Pentasa, Prednisone, Entocort, Azathioprine
Avascular necrosis in both shoulders is my "forever" gift from steroid therapy.
Colazal,  Remicade, Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri. In remission since April, 2006.
 
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Please remember to consult your health care provider when making health-related decisions.


newucpat
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   Posted 5/16/2008 10:24 PM (GMT -6)   

what form of Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri probiotics is better. after reading it i thought that i would order it for my husband but got confused between capsules, pearls and powder. please suggest which is the better option for a person who is not taking any probiotics currently


wife of a UC Patient diagnosed on 3/3/08 started Asacol 3/7/08 2-3x a day
takes fish oil, folic acid, mutlivitamin/mutlimineral tablet, vit. C, vit. E, selenium, turmeric


pb4
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   Posted 5/16/2008 11:20 PM (GMT -6)   
I started out with the powder then moved on to the caps, the effect was the same (for me) the only difference is the caps are more convenient.

Primadophilus reuteri must be kept cold at all times, be sure where ever you buy it from, they have it stored in the fridge...even before opening it must be kept cold...I find it's the only downside but well worth it.

I never knew it could possibly help me from getting C-diff, this is great news, thanks for sharing urservant!

:)
My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it!  LOL  :)

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