Hey guys..new to this site, I'm a 24 year old male and was diagnosed with Cdiff and a UC flare a little over a week ago via flex-sig scope done by my Dr. in the hospital. I was given IV prednisone(40mg) and Asacol before they received the results from the stool samples.Once it came back positive for Cdiff, they pulled me off the pred cold turkey no taper, I had been on it for about
a week before going into the hospital. I was given Flagyll but instanstly began having more intense D so they switched me to liquid Vancomycin 125 mgs 4x a day. The pain and amount of trips to the bathroom seemed to reduce within a few days and i was no longer on my hands and knees pleading for an injection of dilaudid. However I began getting extremely constipated and went from 10-12 BM's to about
3 or 4 small ones passing only a little mix of blood and stool. I suspected the Asacol was behind this but continued to take it anyway upon my Dr.'s request. My first night home was not all that bad, still dealing with pain and discomfort but was glad to be home and thought I was only improving. The next day I began vomitting within an hour or so of each asacol dose and the D started to pick up again. I read different forums of others having a reverse effect from Asacol or just not being able to digest it properly, I suspected I was having the same reaction and told my doc and he said to hold off on it for now. I was put back on 20mg of pred and still using the Vanco, that is all for now. I was close to going back to the hospital yesterday, the number of bathroom trips picked back up in the 8-12 range and was feeling very weak and dehydrated. I held off because I have an appointment with the head of gastro today at 3, hoping this guy has some answers for me.
Sorry to write a book but I'm very concerned at this point, I've done nothing the last few days but read up on the horror stories of those who've suffered with cdiff and how hard it is to get rid of. Some claiming weeks or months of being on antibiotics with no improvement, only to have to the infection come back each time they try to come off the meds. This whole ordeal is really starting to take its toll, I play hockey and train in the gym on a regular basis prior to getting sick so dealing with weight loss and extreme weakness and fatigue at my age is all pretty new to me and hard to except. I have not had a normal bowel movement in 4 weeks and just want my life back..