c-difficile Hmmm????(subdued pls check this out)

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mjw82704
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   Posted 2/21/2009 7:47 AM (GMT -6)   
So I am up with a terrible headache trying to research things on line that can help my tummy. The main thing is fecal transplant as suggested by subdued. Anyway when I searched on fecal transplant this illness (c-difficile came up) It sounds very similar to what we have. I wonder if my round of anti-biotics could have caused this in addition to my colitis. I am just speculating and brain storming right now.



http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/c-difficile/DS00736
Female Currently Breastfeeding (All my meds are approved by the doc. for breastfeeding but they still make me nervous)
Left-sided colitis diagnosed at age 28 in 2001
3.5mg Low Dose Naltrexone, Prednisone 15mg and tapering,Zoloft,Prenatal vitamins,Juice Plus,Expecta DHA,Emergen C,Probotic Just ordered VSL $$$$$and Udo's Oil when I remember:(


glamourgirl
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   Posted 2/21/2009 8:02 AM (GMT -6)   
It's very possible.  My whole nightmare with this disease started with c.difficile.  I still get it about once a year.  The symptoms (for me) are the exact same as colitis, however, I seem to have way more trips to the bathroom just to pass blood when I have c. diff.  If you were on a course of antibiotics and your UC symptoms seem to be worse, I would definitely get checked for c.diff.  The test is done through stool samples.  They usually require two samples..no fun!
 
 
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:
LDN - 2/17/09 1.5 mg.
Ferrex Forte
Acidophillus, Sacchromyces Boulardii, Oil of Oregano


mjw82704
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   Posted 2/21/2009 9:32 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Glamourgirl,

My GI just had me submit a stool sample yesterday to check for a bacterial infection (Is that the C.difficile)?
Female Currently Breastfeeding (All my meds are approved by the doc. for breastfeeding but they still make me nervous)
Left-sided colitis diagnosed at age 28 in 2001
3.5mg Low Dose Naltrexone, Prednisone 15mg and tapering,Zoloft,Prenatal vitamins,Juice Plus,Expecta DHA,Emergen C,Probotic Just ordered VSL $$$$$and Udo's Oil when I remember:(

Post Edited (mjw82704) : 2/21/2009 8:03:04 AM (GMT-7)


glamourgirl
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   Posted 2/21/2009 10:12 AM (GMT -6)   
I'm not sure?? They have to specifically ask for the sample to be tested for c.diff.  There are two toxins that they test for.  Usually they do two samples because there are often false negatives.  When you get your results back (probably on Monday), ask them what they specifically tested for.
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:
LDN - 2/17/09 1.5 mg.
Ferrex Forte
Acidophillus, Sacchromyces Boulardii, Oil of Oregano


AMK77
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   Posted 2/21/2009 10:46 AM (GMT -6)   
I just had to do the stool sample for c diff. since I was in the hospital (having my baby) then I had to take anti-biotics. The anti-biotics stirred up my UC, I was doing good booooo!!! I had to take samples for 3 days, plus they had me do samples for other bacteria. So I had to take like 7 samples - gross! All came back neg. thank goodness.
31 yr old female
Diagnosed 2/29/08 with Mild Universal UC
I've had UC since 2000 but was in remission for most of those 8 years med free
Lialda Colazal & Asacol made symptoms worse, MUCH worse
Not taking any meds for now. May be on 6mp soon?


glamourgirl
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   Posted 2/21/2009 10:54 AM (GMT -6)   
Stool samples are the worst, you can take my blood any day but I hate doing stool samples. I've done them so many times over the last 6 1/2 years. yuck
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:
LDN - 2/17/09 1.5 mg.
Ferrex Forte
Acidophillus, Sacchromyces Boulardii, Oil of Oregano


subdued
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   Posted 2/21/2009 11:47 AM (GMT -6)   
I had a stool sample checked. The doctor found nothing. This was before I did the fecal transplantation. I don't whether or not he checked for C.difficile.
Joy - 47 yrs and counting
Diagnosed w/ UC Dec 06 (also have IBS)
Currently in remission

Lexapro (for stress)
Probiotics and Vitamins (a whole bunch of them)
Anti-inflammatory foods: turmeric, seaweed, garlic...
Avoid: anything with high-fructose corn syrup, foods high in fructose, artificial sweeteners
Previous treatments: Fecal transplantation (worked), Prednisone (stopped working), Colazal (stopped working), Asacol (stopped working)


notsosicklygirl
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   Posted 2/21/2009 11:54 AM (GMT -6)   

I want to get my stool tested but I don't have insurance. I was supposed ot get it tested through a medical trial a couple months ago and I actually did the deed in 3 different cups and then found out I couldn't be in the trial because of low iron. tongue

I was pretty upset that I pooed in cups for nothing.


Diagnosed with proctitis in March 2007 - Treated with Canasa 2x Daily
Diagnosed with UC December but had symptoms months ago - Treating with Asacol (feel hopeless)

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