Welcome to the forum. I’m sorry you are in a flare. I have never heard of C. Diff being diagnosed with a colonoscopy. It is a bacterial infection and is diagnosed from a stool sample. I have been tested for it many times. Last summer I tested positive for C. Diff for the first and only time. I was prescribed Vancocin, a stronger antibiotic than Flagyl. For some people Flagyl is not strong enough. My symptoms only slightly improved after the Vancocine and returned to the same level about
a month later. I have been tested negative several times since then. Don’t necessarily expect improvements after getting rid of the C. Diff., especially if your UC is active.
It sounds like you still have several options before Remicade. There are many different types of 5ASA meds besides Asacol that you could try. There are also immunosuppressants such as Imuran or 6-MP. 7 infusions of Remicade never helped me but I had no side effects from it.
I have never been into regular exercise but since my UC I have had much less energy, especially with my UC related arthritis. A small amount of exercise totally wipes me out.
Diagnosed in 2000 at age 43 with UC extending half way across transverse colon.
Allergic reaction to Asacol, Pentasa and Dipentum - can’t take any more 5ASAs.
Prednisone - worked well for 1 month, then side effects became unbearable.
6-MP - blood tests showed not metabolizing properly.
Corticosteroid enema, Flagyl, Ciprofloxin, VSL#3, Adacolumn Apheresis – no effect
Methotrexate with Remicade - 7 infusions with no improvement
Folic Acid and B12 injections.
Currently in Abatacept trial - waiting for remision