c diff is deadly, not to be taken lightly.
It destroys the colon and creates a flare when active.
I am in the midst of dealing with my first bout of c diff now and will report back when better.
One thing that really is different than a flare is the extreme pain. IT feels like a knife twisted in your side, like small portions of your colon are on fire, really horrible! Also the smell that comes out of you is very different, I read somewhere that they are training dogs to sniff it out in hospitals, it has a signature smell, like a backed up sewer -well, worse than that....
Oh yes and diet, I've found rice, oatmeal to be helpful, but keifr seems to be the key -drink it before bed to re-propogate the colon w/ good bacteria over night while on antibiotics. It tastes great and has virtually no lactose, delicious stuff.
To have UC, then get a bug that destroys the colon -wow, what luck!
Post Edited (beatUC) : 8/25/2013 9:05:57 AM (GMT-6)