Typically 2 stool tests are done because they can have false negatives. Also, they need to test for both toxin A & B in both samples. I would ask for a second test just to be sure. It seems odd that your symptoms would change overnight like that. Going 20 times a day, sounds exactly like how c. diff is for me.
That is what it seems like to me. This is like sudden onset of my worst day of colitis ever. It usually doesn't happen so severe just overnight like this. I stopped eating on Friday because the abdominal pain is too severe and the frequency was killing me. Today I don't have a fever but I did take the liberty of putting myself on 30mg of prednisone yesterday, 20mg today and I have the flagyl. This just seems odd to me. I hope the Remicade resolves everything right away. I'm only concerned that they possibly didn't have enough stool to test.
37 year old mom of 2.
Diagnosed with Ulcerative Proctitis 1995 (24 years old) / Ulcerative Colitis in 2000 (29 years old)
In remission for 4 years from 2005 - 3/2009 with colazol maintenance only.
Hospitalized for flare 3/23/09 - 3/25/09. Hospitalized 2nd time for same flare 4/17 - 4/22
Hospitalized for 3rd time after 2nd Remicade for "opportunistic infection due to suppressed immune system" 5/13 - 5/15
Current Meds: Remicade (3rd infusion 6/8/09), 4th scheduled 7/28/09, Probiotics
Discontinued: Prednisone, 6MP, Colazol (hair loss)