I am curious about this C-Diff and how you would know you have something like this? I know I saw something about this on here. I was on a antibiotic, Ciprofloxacin for 7 days for a urinary tract infection. And my infection is still not gone so they have me on another round but not Ciprofloxacin. I don't have abdominal pain nor cramps, no diarrhea, had fever on and off with the urinary tract infection but have had none in several days. This is making me scared to take another round of this antibiotic as I do not want this condition. I was diagnosed this morning with dehydration at the hospital. I feel totally fine in my colon, other than gas and acid reflux. Having normal stools.
I have felt flushed feeling, had hot feeling skin and have always drank plenty of water. It would be the diarrhea that would cause the dehydration am I correct? How sick would one be with this condition? I have not been in the hospital, other than this morning for a heart workup as I was having chest tightness and pressure.The only bacteria they found in my urinary tract was the klebsiella pneumoniae bacteria as it had gotten out of my intestinal tract, found by the gynecologist.
I cannot even imagine ulcerative colitis being a cause of dehydration. I didn't need to see this.
Diagnosed with left sided UC in sigmoid colon and rectum 1986.
Put on Azulfidine 2 X 3 a day and Rowasa enemas 60mg.
Have been pretty much in remission overall other than a few flares over the past 21 years.
Medicine changed to Asacol 400mg 2 pills X3 times a day. Taken off all meds in 2004.
Diagnosed with acid reflux 2005. Put on Protonix 40mg.
Have been using Canasa 1000mg suppositories nightly since January 2007.
Was put back on Asacol 400mg 2 pills 2X a day in July 2007 maintenance.
Post Edited (at wit's end) : 7/30/2008 7:16:14 PM (GMT-6)