I've had bowel problems for years, ranging from D to loose or mushy. Very rarely would I have a healthy movement. I finally complained to my doctor 2 days ago and she ordered a stool sample, telling me she thought it was IBS and the test was routine to rule out infection. She told me to pick up meds for cramping at the pharmacy after I drop off my stool. I dropped off my stool sample yesterday and the doc called the same day. I wasn't able to talk to her, but I went to the pharmacy to pick up the stomach cramping meds only to find out she'd cancelled that and faxed a script for flagyl. I started taking it last night and got the news from the doc today: c diff. I was a little dumbfounded--I've not been on an antibiotic in at least a year or two and I haven't been hospitalised or visited anyone in the hospital in probably more than two years. I always wash with soap and water after using the facilities and usually wash before eating. Where did I get it from and how long have I had it? I know no one can answer those questions, but that's what my brain is dwelling on. I'm lucky it's a mild case (my only symptom is D [and cramping])...one of my coworker's family members almost died from it twice. It's going to be an interesting next couple of weeks...and I can't help but wonder if I've had recurring bouts of this over the years. Is it possible to have mild c diff off and on for over a decade? This is the first time I've ever had my stool tested, so I have no way of knowing what the cause has been for my ongoing issues. Maybe I do have IBS...maybe not, but I have a sinking feeling I'm in for a long journey of finding out everything wrong with my guts.
Any help will be apprecited. I didn't find the right solution from the Internet.
Ultima editare 21 mai 2018