Have many people experienced a c. diff infection on top of their UC? I was diagnosed with moderate to severe UC (pancolitis) in November 2009. The doctor first put me on Lialda, which didn't help at all. Next he put me on 40mg of prednisone, which I actually got WORSE on when the inflammation went from moderate to severe. Next I started on Remicade (have now had 3 infusions). The Remicade has helped somewhat but not as much as the doctors expected. The non-responsiveness to all the meds was puzzling to the doctors.
Now, finally, they may have found an explanation. It turns out that I have a c. diff infection (no idea how long it's been there). The doctors think this may have been keeping me from getting well on the Remicade -- keeping my body from responding to the Remicade the way it otherwise would have.
I've been taking a strong antibiotic for the c. diff for just 3 days now and have ALREADY noticed an improvement! Has anyone else experienced something similar? If so, once you'd been treated for the c. diff did you get better? I was so discouraged thinking that Remicade wasn't working for me and I may have to face surgery -- I'm just so happy that there *may* have been a good (treatable) reason I wasn't getting better!
Post Edited By Moderator (Lonie) : 3/27/2010 9:42:08 PM (GMT-6)