An update on me

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An update on me

Postby poppy86 » Wed Jun 09, 2021 10:21 am

It's been a year now since I finished my treatment for c.diff. I still have pi-ibs, but I eat everything, without regard to how it will affect me. If it gives me D it gives me D.

My mental health drastically worsened in the past year. Three weeks ago I attempted suicide and ended up in the ICU, barely survived. But I'm still here, taking Prozac and hoping it helps.

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Re: An update on me

Postby Ril » Wed Jun 09, 2021 12:21 pm

Poppy, it’s good to hear from you but sorry about your struggles.
I am glad you are alive and hope you are getting the mental health support you need from a good therapist and having your meds evaluated. That means everything.
As far as the IBS, I struggled terribly and still do but have tried many meds. Viberzi can work miracles when all else fails. You might want to inquire about Enteragam, a course of xifaxan or Viberzi, if you have not tried any of those. They have all been successful for either me or other posters.

Hang in there. Reach out to others when you need to. I am sure your dr can help you set up a plan.
Best of luck for staying physically and emotionally healthy.


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Re: An update on me

Postby NikaNik » Wed Jun 09, 2021 6:03 pm

Hi, Poppy!

I am so sorry to hear about your mental health struggles, but so glad you survived. Prozac has helped many (including my own mother). I agree with Ril - and hope you have a good therapist and all the support you need during this time. I did EMDR therapy after c diff to help with trauma and PTSD and found it to be a huge help. Not sure if it would be helpful to you, but might be worth a look.

As for the P-IBS, Enteragam helped me early on in my recovery six years ago. I still have IBS occasionally but I try to ignore it. Hang in there and know we are rooting for you.


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