My Healing Journey

We spend a lot of time talking about the bad news in this discussion group - here's the spot for the good news. If you've had c-diff and are now well, please tell us about it here.
Bella22
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My Healing Journey

Postby Bella22 » Wed Dec 02, 2020 11:52 pm

I wanted to share my success story with you and hope that it helps some of you. I am a middle aged woman in my forties, generally healthy. I developed a c diff infection after the use of antibiotics after an upper respiratory infection. I had relentless diarrhea with bleeding, nausea, stomach pain, rectal pain, etc. It is a wretched, miserable, debilitating infection. More antibiotics only seemed to worsen things for me. I spent a lot of time researching other options. I will tell you exactly what I did and how I recovered. I purchased unhulled barely (barley pearls are good as well) and made barley water which I drank throughout day for several days before tapering off. This gave me some relief within HOURS. I took two capsules of Saccromyces Boullardi with MOS, one am, one pm daily. I took three teaspoons throughout the day of Manuka Honey . It must be RAW, Manuka Honey, with a MGO of at least 530, preferably over 800. Yes it's expensive but worth it. Manuka honey is a natural antibiotic and a truly wonderful remedy for many ailments. I took extra zinc along with B vitamins. I immediately stopped ALL DAIRY which is very inflammatory for most people. I drank bone broth, and ate rice, bananas, some chicken, almond milk yogurt with probiotics, drank electrolyte replacement drinks and drank decaffeinated green tea. I forced myself to lay in bed (I hate to sit still!) with my little dog and a heating pad on my stomach and tried to rest. Within a week I was back at work and while not 100% I was almost myself again.
You might be wondering, yes, ok , you felt better but did all of those things cure your infection? I will give you my answer and let me say I am not a doctor. What my belief is that all of the above help reduce the severe inflammation that the c diff infection causes and gives your body a little breathing room to recover. Whether you take antibiotics and/or try natural remedies, your body still needs to participate in the healing process; it cannot do that while it is so very inflamed. Barley water has been used for many years to help with various ailments including inflammation and gut health. Saccharomyces Boulardii is a specific yeast probiotic that helps with intestine health. Manuka honey has antiviral, anti inflammatory and anti bacterial benefits. Avoiding inflammatory foods is common sense. I truly hope this information helps some of you and wishing everyone who reads this recovery and good health.

Bobbie
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Re: My Healing Journey

Postby Bobbie » Sat Dec 05, 2020 3:13 pm

Bella2,
Congrats on your recovery and thank you for posting. We are glad this regime worked for you.

This site cannot promote any c diff treatments, however. As always, “Buyer beware.”

twoscoop
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Re: My Healing Journey

Postby twoscoop » Thu Jan 14, 2021 3:40 pm

Hi Bella. I had a question about your recovery. How were your stools looking? I've been post 5 months from my infection and wow everything is all over the place. Wondering if you went through a similar situation. September-frequent small stools/mucus. October-hard dark nuggets. November-long soft stools and sometimes hard. December- a mixture of hard and soft but always had one hard dark nugget. I think my digestive system has slowed down. Recently I started taking 2x florastor again and saw a HUGE difference. I also lowered my fiber and went back to a bland diet. I'm still having issues normalizing them to what they used to be before cdiff. Any tips or experience? Thank you and glad you are doing well!


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