brutal fatigue

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3charmer
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brutal fatigue

Postby 3charmer » Wed Aug 03, 2022 9:57 pm

That's it. That's the vent.
Horrible fatigue. Day 8 of vanco, on 3rd reoccurrence in 12 years.
Just. So. Tired.
I think I developed a magnesium deficiency because I was getting a lot of twitching. Took mag glycine for a few days and that has improved a lot. Just this oppressive fatigue now. And brain fog.
Anyone else have fatigue even after poo went back to mostly normal?

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Re: brutal fatigue

Postby beth22 » Thu Aug 04, 2022 12:46 am

I did. I thought it was from the vanco, but I don't really know. Any severe infection can do that to the body I guess. It finally went away. I have had it after other illnesses too.

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Re: brutal fatigue

Postby NanciT » Thu Aug 04, 2022 11:53 am

I continued to have severe fatigue while on a Vanco taper, ended up in the ED and had very low Potassium. It can be a side effect of Vanco.

Ask your MD to get electrolytes checked , that could be the issue.

Hope you feel better soon

NanciT

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Re: brutal fatigue

Postby CorinneD » Thu Aug 04, 2022 5:02 pm

It might be worth checking your vit. D levels. There's a correlation between CDI and low vit. D and feeling wiped out can be a symptom of deficiency. Also, the immune system cannot work properly without adequate levels of vit. D, so while ill with c.diff. it might be worth supplementing anyway.

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Re: brutal fatigue

Postby notheidi » Thu Aug 04, 2022 8:01 pm

Thanks for the advice, suggestions, & empathy! (3chamer here, posting under my original name on the board)

My vit D is normal. I will ask my doctor when I see him on Monday.

As an aside, I have included two or three 5 oz cups of Kefir every day since the D went away. I take them 2 hours after vanco. I really think the kefir has helped my recovery a lot. I saw this advice on the board and tried it!
2010 mod/sev w/leukocytosis, cefdenir-sinus inf, metro rx'd wrong, resurged during tx. recovered w/dose change, lost 40 lbs. 2015 mod recur fr SNF, no abx, resolved w/vanco. 7/2022 mod recur, community acq, no abx, intermittent prodrome but didn't realize

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Re: brutal fatigue

Postby beth22 » Fri Aug 05, 2022 12:52 am

There was a study done years ago that showed fewer people relapsed who took Kefir along with vanco. It is posted here somewhere. I believe it was a European study.

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Re: brutal fatigue

Postby Bobbie » Sun Aug 14, 2022 12:48 pm

I had Covid last August - a year ago. Am still tired but am older than dirt.

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Re: brutal fatigue

Postby notheidi » Sun Aug 21, 2022 3:24 pm

Long covid. Covid is always a crap shoot no matter how old you are. I hope you feel better soon, Bobbie. Fatigue is very difficult to cope with.
My c diff fatigue is better now! I have been fortunate to have avoided covid thus far but I live like a monk in order to do it. :'(
2010 mod/sev w/leukocytosis, cefdenir-sinus inf, metro rx'd wrong, resurged during tx. recovered w/dose change, lost 40 lbs. 2015 mod recur fr SNF, no abx, resolved w/vanco. 7/2022 mod recur, community acq, no abx, intermittent prodrome but didn't realize


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