c diff can also cause serious complications. I just did some googling on it and found this:
"For mild to moderate infection, doctors usually prescribe metronidazole (Flagyl), taken by mouth. Metronidazole is not FDA approved for C. difficile infection, but has been shown to be effective in mild to moderate infection. Side effects of metronidazole include nausea and a bitter taste in your mouth.
For more severe and recurrent cases, vancomycin (Vancocin), also taken by mouth, may be prescribed
Another oral antibiotic, fidaxomicin (Dificid), has been approved to treat C. difficile. In one study, the recurrence rate of C. difficile in people who took fidaxomicin was lower than among those who took vancomycin. However, fidaxomicin costs considerably more than metronidazole and vancomycin. Common side effects of vancomycin and fidaxomicin include abdominal pain and nausea."www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/c-difficile/basics/treatment/con-20029664
Bottom line -- both c diff & CMV can be treated but must be treated very aggressively. Talk with your doctor and make sure your are getting the most appropriate treatment for the severity of your disease.
56 yo female diagnosed w/UC to mid transverse 1/1/13, now UC or Crohn's colitis
Current meds: Asacol HD 2 Tabs 3x/day, Rowasa 1/day as needed, Capozide 1/day (hypertension). OTC: Loratadine 1/day, multivitamin 1/day, homemade Nopal water. Past: Colazal, Uceris, prednisone, azathioprine- had to discontinue due to elevated liver enzymes