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Date Joined Jan 2009
Total Posts : 15
   Posted 1/25/2009 7:55 AM (GMT -6)   
sad  my son is on his 9th day of vanco.  occasional fevers on and off.  nausea.  any do's or don't?  he's in the bathroom every hour, sometimes twice, three times.  He's extremely discouraged waiting to turn a corner.  Were actually seeing a different doctor wed.  Its like you keep running to find answers, but his current doctor is extremely uncompationate.  anyone share there experience on vanco and cdiff?  Can a flare at the same time be making it worse?  He can't take his humira while having the infection and they don't recommend presnisone while having cdiff?  yes/No? anyone! thanks

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Date Joined Apr 2008
Total Posts : 460
   Posted 1/25/2009 9:48 AM (GMT -6)   
I'm sorry he's having such a tough time. I always have a hard time getting rid of c.diff. Is he taking saccharomyces boulardii? I think that helps a lot along with a good probiotic. The S. boulardii that I take is by the brand Jarrow. I buy it online at the Vitamin Shoppe. The best treatment for me has always been to do what they call "pulse dosing". I don't remember the exact instructions but it's something like 3 days on Vanco w/s. boulardii and acidophillus, then 2 days off the Vanco but continue w/the s. boulardii and acidophillus, keep repeating that (3 days on, 2 days off). What it's supposed to do is let the antibiotic kill the bad bacteria while you replenish with good bacteria. It ends up being a 3-4 week regimen rather than just 2 weeks on straight Vanco.

As far as Pred, I've been on it while still testing positive for c.diff. Since he's still having so much trouble, I would talk to the doctor about pulse dosing and trying pred. Good luck w/the new doctor.
Female, Age 38
Diagnosed w/c.diff 7/02 when pregnant w/1st and only child during 2nd trimester(wasn't on antibiotics)
C.diff flare within weeks of delivering baby 1/03, Diagnosed with UC 2/03
Current Meds:
75mg 6-MP
Ferrex Forte
Acidophillus, Sacchromyces Boulardii, Oil of Oregano

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