When is it a success story?

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j834
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When is it a success story?

Postby j834 » Sun Dec 02, 2018 5:05 pm

At what point, post- medication (Flagyl, Vanco etc.) is it normal to declare victory? I have read 3,4 and 6 months in the forum, but I am curious to know what seems to be the average.

Currently, I am 9 weeks post- medication and am looking forward to posting my story here in the near future.

Thank you,

beth22
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Re: When is it a success story?

Postby beth22 » Sun Dec 02, 2018 11:21 pm

A lot of posters post after 6 months, some after a year. Some get well and never post and we never hear back from them.

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Re: When is it a success story?

Postby Ril » Mon Dec 03, 2018 12:38 am

I personally would not post until a minimum of 6 months had passed, and I do mean minimum, but there is no set rule.
We do like to hear back because it is encouraging for others but as Beth said, some get well and never post again.

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Re: When is it a success story?

Postby sammyp » Mon Dec 03, 2018 12:59 am

My doc told me that after 3 months, they consider it clinical remission. Anything after three months is considered a reinfection not a reoccurance according to my doc. I personally posted my success story at 14 weeks past my last Vanco dose.

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Re: When is it a success story?

Postby j834 » Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:33 pm

I keep hearing that medically speaking 3 months is the recovery period so I am a bit confused on when I can breathe a lot easier.

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Re: When is it a success story?

Postby sammyp » Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:44 pm

3 months seems to be the magic number if you ask a doc. I have heard of very isolated incidents of people reoccurring at 4 or 6 months but that's incredible uncommon without a catslyst like antibiotics or PPI use.


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