Here is a post about
the study I mentioned: https://www.healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?f=38&m=938938
Why did you ask about
c diff. causing UC? C diff. is easy to test for with stool samples. If you had a scope and your doctor said you have UC, you most likely have UC. It's fairly easy to diagnose once you have a scope. I think it is normal to be in denial and/or be trying to wrap your head around the fact that you suddenly have a chronic, incurable disease when you were healthy the rest of your life prior to this. I know I was obsessed with trying to understand how I got UC because I had never had digestive issues like that prior and no one in my family has IBD.
I'm confused by your timeline. Have you had UC for 2.5 years then? And your girlfriend (or ex?) has never even been diagnosed, so you don't even know if she actually has UC, just that she has digestive issues? Are you currently flaring and what meds are you on?
35 years old; diagnosed UC March 2007 (prob. pancolitis; couldn't get scope all the way thru).
9-29-16: chronic and active proctosigmoiditis (infectious cause). Battled reoccuring campylobacter & c diff. Oct-Dec 2016. Remission since Dec. 25, 2016 until I started smoking again May 2018 after 9 yrs quit. Maintenance: Delzicol, 6, 2xday; Rowasa nightly. As of 5/12/19: 50 mg pred.
Post Edited (Sara14) : 5/15/2019 4:38:54 PM (GMT-6)