Has anyone ever gotten rid of a clostridial species?

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Freakzilla154L
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   Posted 3/23/2009 10:22 AM (GMT -6)   
I had an organix test awhile back. It showed that I had high numbers of the toxin that clostridial species lets off in the body. It 3,4,deh..... It's a very long word. I was 120 times greater. However, there are 150 different species within clostridial species. Hope that sounds right. Anyways, I tried Flagyl for 14 days by itself and it did nothing but give me mucous and diarrhea. My holistic doc doesn't know where to go from here. Im going to schedule an appt with my GI doc.


Has anyone ever gotten rid of this? What was used?

I know some meds are mixed now, like flagyl and tetracycline....



Thanks

fruitgirl
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   Posted 3/23/2009 10:35 AM (GMT -6)   
I think a stool culture should be a bit more accurate in determining which species of Clostridium you have, but I could be wrong. I hope your GI can figure it out!
Symptoms began in November 2008, ~4 weeks after giving birth to my son.
Eased for ~3 weeks in December, possibly b/c of probiotic use?
Returned in January 2009 (with a vengeance), diagnosed with pancolitis on January 30.
Currently taking Asacol (400mg 4 pills 3x daily), Rowasa nightly, 40mg of Prednisone (quick taper), Culturelle probiotic, and Zoloft (25 mg).


Freakzilla154L
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   Posted 3/23/2009 10:57 AM (GMT -6)   
Is a stool culture the same as analysis? I had an analysis done, and it came back fine. It was from quest diagnostics. I know they are not that reliable... I just now had alittle diarrhea and mucous. I really pisses me off. I just dont get it.

fruitgirl
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   Posted 3/23/2009 11:07 AM (GMT -6)   
It doesn't sound like it. I'm not at all familiar with Quest Diagnostics and their services. When I did my stool culture, I had to collect two samples at home and put them into a special container the lab at my medical center provided. They had to be kept cold, too, to keep all of the bacteria that are normally present in the stool from overgrowing too much. I'm pretty sure that when they are looking for a specific organism, the stool is plated on to a special medium that will encourage the growth of that specific organism, and/or inhibit the growth of organisms they are not looking for.

I'm a plant researcher, and this is how many plant diseases (fungal and bacteria) are identified, so I assume it's quite similar!
Symptoms began in November 2008, ~4 weeks after giving birth to my son.
Eased for ~3 weeks in December, possibly b/c of probiotic use?
Returned in January 2009 (with a vengeance), diagnosed with pancolitis on January 30.
Currently taking Asacol (400mg 4 pills 3x daily), Rowasa nightly, 40mg of Prednisone (quick taper), Culturelle probiotic, and Zoloft (25 mg).


Freakzilla154L
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   Posted 3/23/2009 11:36 AM (GMT -6)   
Oh wow that sounds more like the way it should be done. I'm from Philadelphia, PA and we get 1 container vial that has some liquid in it and we put some feces in it and shake it and take it to the lab, which is Quest Diagnostics! There know to not be reliable..... Where are you from Fruitgirl?

fruitgirl
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   Posted 3/23/2009 11:38 AM (GMT -6)   
I live about an hour north of Seattle.

I definitely would see your GI and get a real stool culture done.
Symptoms began in November 2008, ~4 weeks after giving birth to my son.
Eased for ~3 weeks in December, possibly b/c of probiotic use?
Returned in January 2009 (with a vengeance), diagnosed with pancolitis on January 30.
Currently taking Asacol (400mg 4 pills 3x daily), Rowasa nightly, 40mg of Prednisone (quick taper), Culturelle probiotic, and Zoloft (25 mg).


Freakzilla154L
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   Posted 3/23/2009 11:52 AM (GMT -6)   
I go to my GI on Friday at 2:30. I do want to get a real stool culture done, but what do I tell him? He just gonna go through quest labs, b/c thats what they do here. How does it work where you live? Whats the process? It s so aggravating......


Oh, how long does it take to get your results? It took about 7 days here...

fruitgirl
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   Posted 3/23/2009 12:03 PM (GMT -6)   
I don't know who my medical center uses. I guess just ask him what the different options are as far as testing goes.

I got my results in 2-3 days, I think.
Symptoms began in November 2008, ~4 weeks after giving birth to my son.
Eased for ~3 weeks in December, possibly b/c of probiotic use?
Returned in January 2009 (with a vengeance), diagnosed with pancolitis on January 30.
Currently taking Asacol (400mg 4 pills 3x daily), Rowasa nightly, 40mg 30mg of Prednisone (quick taper), Culturelle probiotic, and Zoloft (25 mg).

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