Interesting article. When I was dxed with a c diff infection, the three questions asked of me were: Have you taken antibiotics lately? Have you been hospitalized lately? Have you traveled out of the country lately? The answer to all were "NO!".
We never really figured out how I got the infection, although the guess was that I had put some volunteer time in at an assisted living center a couple hours a week. At the time, I was eating lots of meat, and fast foods, which is not the cause, was definitely a contributing factor.
C diff is one nasty infection. It took two rounds of flagyll, and then two rounds of vanco to knock it out, and then 6 weeks later, after a relapse, another round of vanco (at larger doses than I had used before). I still get worried whenever I get some unexplained symptoms that I can't attribute to UC, but I've been c diff free for over 2 years now.
Thanks for the link!
36 y.o. male
Diagnosed w/ moderate UC in May '06
Meds & supplements:
Asacol, Florastor, VSL#3, Wellbutrin XL, Prozac, multi-vitamin, Allegra, Lialda, Colocort, Prednisone ( down to 7.5mg), flaxseed oil, L-glutamine, magnesium, and vit B-12.
Trying the spinach/sunflower diet. If needed, my next experiment will be to try LDN.
Post Edited (beartooth) : 11/19/2008 3:30:56 PM (GMT-7)