I wasn't taking any antibiotics before I got sick, nor was I under any stress. Don't think I had any bugs/illnesses. One day I ate some jalopenos felt nauseous for an hour or two than it went away..few days later I ate a sandwich and the nausea didn't go away until I went on Pred and Pentasa after being diagnosed with UC over 2 months later. They did find C diff while doing my colonoscopy and put me on Flagyl which took care of it in 2 weeks.
I did randomly have explosive diarrhea a couple times about a month before I started feeling sick, but I ate a lot of junk (i.e. somedays I'd have some cookies, 3/4 a tub of ice cream, a footlong from Subway or a frozen pizza, and chex mix or chips + tons of soda and that'd be all I ate in a day.) and chocked it up to that. I haven't had any diarrhea with my UC, though so I think that's unrelated.
Wait I am completely confused. The order of events with your UC is hard to figure out here. If I understand correctly, you first ate some jalapenos that didn't settle well, and then a sandwich a few days later that resulted in constant nausea for a few months. During those few months, you had a few cases of diarrhea, but you imagine it was due to bad diet. After those few months, you got diagnosed with UC, and at that time they found a C Diff infection. They then put you on flagyl, prednisone and pentasa. Since then you haven't had any diarrhea with your UC.
Doesn't that suggest that you got a C Diff infection from the food you ate a few months previously, which gradually built until you finally got diagnosed and killed it with antibiotics? The bug would explain the nausea and occasional diarrhea, especially if you had always eaten things like frozen pizzas and soda. If that type of food never gave you diarrhea or nausea before, then it is difficult to believe that such food would suddenly account for the onset of your symptoms.
If you don't have any diarrhea with your UC, do you have constipation instead? If you are having normal bowel movements, then it sure seems like you don't have UC at all!
Can you clarify a bit? Thanks for the input!
DXed lower left UC July 2006, after a year of living abroad in Mexico and a month of extreme stress in June 2006. Food poisoning several months before while in Mx. Family history of gut/colon issues, though no one with UC. Now pancolitis.
Prednisone off/on, Asacol, 6MP, Canasa, Cortisone/Kefir/Lecithin Enemas, Serovera (aloe), VSL#3, SCD (1 year), Coconut oil, Boswellia, etc.