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Can You Die From C Diff
What are chances 41 yr old will die from c diff? have been depressed, scared since diagnosed, always worried it will return, tho successfully treated.
Why: It sounds like you are more scared than depressed. If your treatment has been successful, why are you concerned about death. You may need to talk this out with a mental health profession or clergyperson who has expertise in medical conditions. ...Read more
Found out last night I have c.Diff. Getting put on vancomycin but still afraid i can die..I have lost a lot of weight and feel horrible. Help please!
Try these things:: Pseudomembranous colitis can be serious and occasionally fatal if not treated but now that you are being treated you should do fine. Complications can come from dehydration ; low potassium/magnesium. Chop up greens, onions/garlic ; potatoes, add salt, simmer 20 min. ; drink the broth- a couple quarts a day. Also take culturelle, a probiotic proven to help c. Diff. Rest ; reduce stress.See comment:. ...Read more
Scared. Got c. Diff. Had for month until finally diognosed. Now on vanco 125 mg. Scared of death. Will i be ok? Or anything to worry about?
Can c. Diff make u feel like death? I'm on vanco 125mg. Just scared of dieing. Scared i won't get better. Just feel very weak. Lack energy. Very ill
C.diff: Don't worry. The symptoms you are describing are common. Hopefully vanco works. If you start feeling worse, though, don't delay, call your doc. You should start feeling better soon. ...Read more
Can be very serious: C. Difficile, when pathologic, is a bacterial infection and as such warrants specialized antibiotic treatment with documentation of eradication following such appropriate therapy. That being said, a special probiotic (florastor = sacchromyces boulardes) can help inhibit growth of c.Diff, can help reduce recurrence in at risk populations, and may possibly prophylax against c.Diff infection. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Usually antibiotics: C.Difficile is a common bacteria that can cause problems when the normal bacteria of the gut/intestines is wiped out. This can happen with any antibiotic, and the more antibiotics used, and the longer used, the more likely a problem will occur. Probiotics(friendly bacteria) can help when taking antibiotics, but may not be enough. Pain, blood, diarrhea, fever are warning signs and need evaluation. ...Read more
Depends: In most cases, c diff is treated with 2 weeks of antibiotics. This is effective around 85% of the time, but 15% can "relapse" after their antibiotics. This requires more antibiotics. After that, an even higher % will have a 2nd relapse. Treatment is with even more antibiotics. And so on. Some patients have had relapsing diff for years! we can often cure them with a stool transplant. ...Read more
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