Thanks for all the responses. I use walgreens and like the doctors in the bay area(overworked and too busy to really help you) I don't think I would trust their opinion. I will do some research online. I seriously feel like I have to be my own medical provider in this world. I need to switch my pharmacy, primary care, and UC specialist. They all have failed me(walgreens asked me if I could wait until tomorrow for my anti-biotics...ummmm...I have been sick for 7 weeks. Call around and find my medicine!!!) Rant over. I am really not that picky of a person. I swear, just can't believe I have been sick for so long with no help.
Your GI doctor sucks if she or he didn't test you for c diff. to begin with. Next time request stool tests from the start. I've had numerous GI docs over the years and all of them do a stool test at the first sign of symptoms. Not suggesting probiotics isn't a big deal. In my opinion, over-the-counter probiotics do nothing. And yeah, it's fun having to be our own medical providers, isn't it? I feel the same way most the time.
OP: How are you doing? Any improvement? The prednisone would only "slow down your diarrhea" if this was a UC flare. It won't help c diff. and could make it harder to treat since it lowers your immune system. Not quite sure why your doctor prescribed that. Are you really taking both Flagyl and Vanco.?
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. Started Remicade 7/25/19.
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