Hey! I am currently dealing with a second c-diff infection and just met my hollistic doctor about
So, from my point of view,
- It seems you had a flare and you had to take antibiotics, it's the kind of situation where c-diff thrive very well.
- It's true that your C-diff symptoms are mild (low diarrhea), but this can be explain by the use of VSL3, but also the use of steroid that can hide infection's symptoms.
- I'm confident you can go through this infection and not get c-diff again. You read stories about
people struggling with it on the web, but a lot of UCers only get it one time.
I would recommand you to take flagyl as prescribed and continue VSL3 (have to be taking 2 hrs after and before flagyl). I would also recommend adding boulardii saccharomyces, it doesn't interact with flagyl. (My hollistic doctor recommended me 10 billion 3x day).
I think you do the right thing to take it seriously right away (I did not the first time I got c-diff). Maybe you should go see holistic dr again to make shure you do everything right to get rid of it and get back to normal life
Marie, 28 yrs old
Dx 2005. Flare frome 2005 to 2009. Remission from 2010 to 2015. Prev. med : Imuran, Pentasa, Mezavent, Enemas.
September 2015 to today : 2 salmonella and 2 c-diff
Current medication : Vanco, Salofalk, Prednisone, Remicade (10mg/kg every 6 wks)
Probiotics : Renew Life Ultimate Flora Colon Care, BoulardiiMAX
Others : Calcium, Vit D, L-Glut, Digestive enzymes