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It is unlikely your diarrhea related to stomach flu.
C diff is likely given history of antibiotic courses.
You should get your stool tested for c diff toxins.
metronidazole should be considered for a week.
You should also take a probiotic capsule daily which helps to eliminate the bad bacteria from the gut.
Antibiotics kill the friendly bacteria in the colon and bad bacteria like c diff can grow causing diarrhea.
This is what the doctor at the clinic said yesterday. My stool sample went in this morning. SHe put me on Flagyl 500 mg. x 4 a day. I started yesterday. Will I feel some relief from the loose stools in the am soon? EIther the pharmacist or the doc told me not to take the probiotic yet until I know even though I've been taking them intermittenly in the past couple week. I'm very concerned will get severely ill like I am reading online. What are the chances I will get sicker now while on Flagyl?
Since you started flagyl, it is unlikely you will get severely ill.
You should see improvement after 3 days of flagyl.
yes, you can start probiotic after a week.
Is the success rate for full recovery on Flagyl high?
yes it is.
We only consider oral vancomycin only if your symptoms worsen even with flagyl.
Okay I appreciate your advice. I think the nerves are getting the better of me. I hope I will at least get my appetite back soon and get some sleep. I'm a teacher and it has been difficult to stay afloat. That is what was confusing -- lots os stomach bugs going around right now.
I understand your concern.
Do not worry.
I do have Tranxene and Inderal. They might help relax. me. ANy one not good to take?
You should improve by early next week.
inderal should be fine.
tranxene is addictive better avoided if possible.
When do you think the loose stools will harden? Shall I take something I have Loperide (?)
that may take 3-4 days with flagyl.
loperamide should be avoided as body is getting rid of the toxins this way.
Ok Pepto? Gas X ?
pepto and gasX should be fine
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