Dificid

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Re: Dificid

Postby nickii52 » Fri Jan 13, 2017 11:10 pm

Hey Roy what's the difference between pulse and the taper

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Re: Dificid

Postby roy » Sat Jan 14, 2017 7:33 am

A taper is when you reduce the daily amount of vanco slowly but there's always some vanco in your system.


A pulse is where you take vanco one day, let it eliminate from your system for one or two days and then take it again
Gradualy lengthening the time between doses
Sometimes a pulse doseing will continue untill you are on one pill a week
C.diff is intelligent.
If it's under attack from meds it formed a spore.
When it detects the attack is over it vegitates so it can multiply.
The gap between doses fools it into thinking it's safe so it hatches and the next pulse dose gets it.
It seems a very effective method of treating.

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Re: Dificid

Postby nickii52 » Sat Jan 14, 2017 8:15 pm

Thanks for clearing that up roy

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Re: Dificid

Postby nickii52 » Fri Mar 03, 2017 1:44 am

Went to see Dr. Stollman today he put me on dificid taper two pills for 10 days then one pill for seven days and then one every other day until I run out of pills if that doesn't work then FMT. He is such a great doctor very understanding very compassionate and cares I'm so glad that you guys recommended him to me I'll keep everybody posted thank you all

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Re: Dificid

Postby nickii52 » Fri Mar 03, 2017 11:25 am

So I talked to Stollman yesterday take me off vancomycin and put me on dificid taper if that fails fmt planned thanks for the support what side effects do I need to look out for being on dificid

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Re: Dificid

Postby NanciT » Fri Mar 03, 2017 2:08 pm

Very happy you got in with him, he is great with CDIFF and understands what we go though. I was on a Dificid taper when I finally got in to see him. We did all the donor blood work and were set to go forward with an FMT but I didn't need it!! Hoping the taper works for you. It has taken me time after all these medications for me to feel better but you will get there!
Thanks for the update
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Re: Dificid

Postby amg » Fri Mar 03, 2017 4:12 pm

Hi nickii52. My 14 yo daughter tolerated a full course plus a taper of Dificid with no side effects that we were able to determine. And it started working for her right away. And it has kept C diff away for over 100 days now. We were headed towards an FMT as well but so far fingers crossed. :) Good luck!

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Re: Dificid

Postby nickii52 » Fri Mar 03, 2017 11:34 pm

Thanks all

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Re: Dificid

Postby georgina » Sat Mar 04, 2017 2:59 am

Glad you went to see dr.Stollman , he is very knowledgeble and i'm sure that he will help you get rid of this once and for all.


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