Some of you may have already read my story so I'll just say that I was recently hospitalized for my UC and found that I also had C Diff on top of it. I have been home for a week and a half and on my 5th day of taking Vancomycin (in addition to my Lialda, and Prednisone). I seemed to be doing much better, got my appetite back and had more energy. Still having 5-7 bouts of diarrhea each day, almost like what I consider a "normal flare."
This morning however, I sat down and the D was more (in quantity) than usual. When I looked in the bowl it was bright red, and seemed to be all blood. It was early so I planned to call the doc when the office opened, however, the next few D's seemed back to normal, just D, no blood. So I figured it was a fluke. Now, I just got had it happen again! Of course, I'll call my doc in the morning, but thought I'd reach out to get some feedback in the meantime. I am not aware of any hemmies, but suppose that could be the case. I'm just really nervous about the C Diff and any lasting complications. I know it can turn serious very quickly.
Thanks for reading!
Diagnosed w/ UC in August 2007
Was in remission for almost one year (using only Lialda 4xday)
Rowasa and Canasa did not work.
Current status: In Flare since May 2009
4 Lialda/day maintenance, healthy diet
Starting Colal-Pred trial May 18, 2009, ended when hospitalized two weeks later.
Currently taking Flagyl, 60mg Prednisone (start tapering soon) and doc wants to discuss MP6.