Hey Everyone.. I was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis about 6 years ago. I can’t believe it’s been that long. I am a teacher and have been lucky enough to have my classroom located quite close to the staff bathroom… I’m pretty sure that I count down the minutes till the end of class more so than my students. At the end of the school year I was diagnosed with a sever ear and sinus infection. I was prescribed with multiple antibiotics. This led to my current situation.
I went to my regular doctor to get a referral for my ear, nose and throat doctor. He put me on an antibiotic called Clindamycin. Well apparently antibiotics kill off all of the bacteria in your gut, well it did it’s job. Then this evil C. Difficle bacteria took over… it was a complete coup d’état. I was told that the C. Diff was causing a new type of colitis that affects your entire colon and not just the lower part that I had issues with. I thought that my colitis was bad….. oh was I wrong. I was doubled over in pain in the bathroom, thinking that my intestines were going to explode. I ended up in the hospital for a few hours and they put me on vancomycin. I haven’t left my apartment in weeks. I have watched more Judge Mathis than I am willing to admit. I am 31, single and going to remain that way if I don’t get out of this condo.. The only date I’m going to get is to the public restroom.. romantic I know.
I am just looking for some other people’s experiences with C. Diff.
Submitted By: Emily
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