I imagine your symptoms are more likely due to the pred taper and not C. diff. Have you been on antibiotics lately? I can't remember. Anyway, I do knw that C. diff is becoming more common in hospitals, so it would be good to get a stool sample done. Hope you feel better soon!
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, Culturelle probiotic, and Zoloft (25 mg).