I have had cdiff many times and have had 2 FMTs to date. The last one being Oct 2016 which was successful. Recovery took a long time and I have severe IBS, gastritis, etc that I just push through daily.
Friday afternoon I had uncontrollable watery diarrhea and did not make it to the toilet in time. It felt similar to the colonoscopy prep experience but I felt ill as well with a lot of pain. It was violent and I feel like my whole system got cleared out.
I have been under extreme stress and have eaten some foods that I normally don’t but had no effects until Friday and had eaten a lot of the same things in weeks prior with no problem. Yesterday my stomach was nervous all day but no movement. Had the usual burning stomach pain that I normally do. This morning I woke up out of a dead sleep watery diarrhea again but not as severe this time. All I ate prior was some plain white bread, turkey, plain white rice and some bland turkey meatballs. I have drank lots of water to replenish fluids.
I am already terrified of getting cdiff again and have been going to therapy for some time to deal with the anxiety of it. The violent diarrhea I experienced was so similar to the first time I wound up with cdiff that it has sent me into a spiral of fear. If not that, I’m terrified I have a parasite or other infection from something I ate. This came out of nowhere. I’ve had food poisoning and h-plylori before after eating salad a number of years ago. I haven’t touched lettuce since but before the diarrhea on Friday I had eaten some chicken that was laying on a piece of lettuce garnishment and I’m freaked out that something was on the lettuce even though I didn’t eat it. I don’t want to start the vicious cycle of going to the doctor and testing for everything under the sun again. It has been a long journey of recovering from cdiff both physically, emotionally, and mentally. I am so so afraid and I’m praying the D stops. My gut is on fire and feels very inflamed. I am very tired and weak despite how much I rest. I pray to God I don’t have an infection.
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Hopefully it was just a nasty IBS flare but do keep a close eye on symptoms. Try to eat as bland as you can and drink lots of fluids , also you can try drinking a cup of peppermint tea to help with gut spasm and hopefully the symptoms will subside. You can also try a binding agent , it will help bulk up your stool. If the symptoms continue or if they get worse do not hesitate to call your doctor.
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