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Offline daniela

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clostridium tres difficile
« on: 25/03/2006 03:33:54 »
hi, i'm sorry to bother you all, but i posted a subject earlier, a couple days ago...it's called i'm sick and i need help.  well, maybe i should have more appropriately called it clostridium difficile, because that's what i have.  anyways, i'm kind of worried about how i'm doing and because i arrived in the united states not too long ago, and the medicine here is reaaaaally expensive.  anyways i'm not used to paying so much for these things.  just wondering if any of you may have some tips about how to get rid of this.  i'll do anything.  and also, i wonder, for example, i swim a lot, and recently i've been going to the pool.  what about catching this?  is it contageous?  i mean i've read that it is, but if i receive medication and then keep going to the pool will i just get it all over again?  does anyone have some good practical advice about getting better, doing things that are good for me so i can feel normal?  how much longer should it be until i feel better?  if you are doing research or studying, you can study me.  maybe it could be interesting.  i promise if i die, i will donate my body to science if you try to help me.  maybe i'm over-reacting.  have a good laugh at least if anything...thank you for your attention.


 

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Re: clostridium tres difficile
« Reply #1 on: 26/03/2006 16:34:26 »
I'm sorry that I'm unable to give you any advice on how to get better, but just to let you know that catching C. difficile is by any mean not a good thing. If you have been diagnosed with a C. difficile infection depending on the level of infection. If it's mild the symptom might resolve by itself, if it's serious it's strongly recommended that you seek medical help ASAP. Actually any Clostridium infection is not good.

As its name suggested this is a bastard of bacterium, very difficult to get rid of. It's normally present in the lower colon but unable to compete with commensal flora, when a person has been on antibiotic treatment for a while the flora is disturbed and allowing the C. difficile to grow. Common symptom is pseudomembranous colitis and sepsis.



Reference:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/bv.fcgi?rid=mmed.section.1122

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Re: clostridium tres difficile
« Reply #2 on: 27/03/2006 00:49:14 »
tom,
  thank you for replying.  i read the article.  i'm trying to take care of myself.  lately i've been doing a lot of sports and i am feeling a little better.  i have this plan that as soon as i come off the vancomycin i am going to clean out my system and try not to expose myself to places that may have a lot of bacterias.  i think one problem was that i was going to the gym a lot, swimming, and i would go to the sauna...but i think that must not be good for me when i am coming off such strong antibiotics.
  there's this portuguese natural treatment in which you're supposed to dring a spoon of olive oil with fresh squeezed lemon every five minutes for like an hour.  it's not so tasty, but i've done it before.  and after that i'm going to eat a lot of yogurt.  that's my plan.  to take it easy and try to keep clean for a week after my vancomycin.

thank you again,
  daniela
 

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Re: clostridium tres difficile
« Reply #3 on: 28/03/2006 00:33:57 »
Hi Danelia,

I have ordered this for my son who has MRSA.
When I looked it over I thought of you and your condition and though it could help you.
http://www.manukahoneyusa.com/CustomerTestimonies.htm [nofollow]

I also think that Primal Defense would help:
http://www.vitacost.com/GardenofLifePrimalDefenseHsoProbioticFormula-81g [nofollow]

And Glyconutrients, this news clip is great. It mentions a man who lost his leg from the Iraq war and had an infection that would not clear up with antibiotics. I can help you with this if you want, we are using them for my son.
This clip may take a minute to load and has a brief advertisement
http://newsok.com/video/1751861/ [nofollow]
Take care, Dee
 

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Re: clostridium tres difficile
« Reply #4 on: 28/03/2006 10:34:20 »
There seem to be loads of products which are live yogurts with bacteria in them that are supposed to be good for your digestive system. I have heard the only time these are likely to work is when you just come off anti-biotics so it may be worth a try - essentially you are trying to fill your colon with bacteria that are useful, so they will kick out any nasty ones left kicking about. I believe a high fibre diet may help too, as the kind of bacteria that live on the fibre are the ones you want.

Although I am a physicist so can't really be trusted this far out of my area...
 

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Re: clostridium tres difficile
« Reply #5 on: 30/03/2006 19:07:59 »
thank you so much for your help.  i've been really busy lately, working and stuff...and with the funny feeling in my stomach it's hard to sleep sometimes.  i'll look into the homeopathic medicines.  i haven't had a chance to yet, but i started eating local honey...a friend told me that is really good too.  started eating more fiber too.  let's see how it goes.[^]
 

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Re: clostridium tres difficile
« Reply #6 on: 12/04/2006 19:49:20 »
Just to let you know, I have set up a support group and website for all things Clostridium difficile related.

It can be found at

newbielink:http://www.cdiff-support.co.uk [nonactive]

The site includes a discussion forum which is new, but details of which have been sent to a number of c. diff groups so it should become busier soon enough. So please feel free to participate.

Please pardon our appearance during the page set-up process.

Thanks for your support,
Mark


newbielink:http://www.cdiff-support.co.uk [nonactive]
 

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Re: clostridium tres difficile
« Reply #7 on: 22/04/2006 02:58:41 »
umm, daniella you may want to hold off on the local honey- especially if it is not pasteurized.  Honey can contain occasional spores of....Yup,you geussed it, Clostridium botulinum- the causitive agent of botulism.  Usually not as much of a danger to adults as to infants, but without any significant health benefits, why take the chance?  I think the yogurt is a great idea (make sure it has live acidophilus cultures).  I have a feeling that once you finish the Vancomycin(and its GI side effects) you tummy will be feeling much better.
 

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