Probiotics

Should I take antibiotics? [Part 4]

Off Antibiotics – No More Cramps or Urges It has been 3 days of not taking the antibiotic now (Azithromycin/Z-Pak).  Within 24 hours of skipping the last dose, and doubling up on the probiotics for a day, I was feeling less cramping and urges that were identical to the prior C Diff bouts I’d had.  […]

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Should I take antibiotics? [Part 3]

Part 1 of this article can be found here. Part 2 of this article can be found here. I asked for more antibiotics I’m still on antibiotics and I’m concerned about relapsing with C Diff.  However, the great news is that I actually requested a second round of anitbiotics (Z-Pak/Azithromycin) since my sinus infection was […]

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Should I take antibiotics? [Part 2]

Part 1 of this article can be found here. Started Antibiotics Well, I wasn’t getting better, so I decided to take the antibiotics before I had infection spread to my brain or something crazy.  As delirious as I was at this point, though, I knew I needed to do whatever I could to prevent a […]

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Should I take my antibiotics?

Relapses everytime I take antibiotics Because antibiotics seem to cause relapses in my C Diff, I have sworn to my family and friends that I won’t take antibiotics again unless it is life and death.  Everytime I have taken antibiotics since my first bout, I “get” C Diff all over again. Common Cold A week […]

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Activia or DanActive for C Diff

I’ve been asked whether Activia is good to take for curing C Diff.  Let me start with the disclaimer: I’m not a physician.  You should consult a qualified physician to diagnose and/or treat C Diff or its symptoms. No Evidence (yet) that Activia cures C Diff Now, with that said, I looked at Danon’s site […]

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Lactinex (Lactobacillus acidophilus and helveticus)

My mother has been battling C Diff off and on now.  On a recent hospital visit (admitted for other reasons) she was prescribed Lactinex for C Diff prevention/treatment.  I’d never heard of it and of course, did some research.  My first thought was that it must be a Lactobacillus bacteria, but which one, who knows?  […]

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