I recently started taking a medical grade probiotic with 450 billion strains of good bacteria per packet. And continuing with the Florastor. I went back and forth with trying Vancomycin, but the negatives outweigh the positives. There are so many risks that come with it, and it kills all good bacteria in your stomach too, so you're kind of left worse off then when you began. But I made a promise to myself that if by a certain date I am not better then I will have to bite the bullet.
Overall symptom wise I have improved, so that is encouraging. I think you have to judge a lot by how you actually feel. And compared to the beginning of this mess I feel much better, just not all the way there. And the way the tests go for c diff, even if you have 1 single spore of c diff, it will pick it up as positive. So it doesn't necessarily mean its as bad as it was before, but it does mean its not 100% gone. I would just hate to take all the hard work and progress with probiotics and throw it down the drain with Vancomycin (which may not even help). A lot of c diff sufferers have to take 2-3 rounds of Vancomycin, and even then have a hard time tapering off of it without having a flare. It just doesn't sound enjoyable to me & everything I read from people's experiences is so negative. It's like eek... No thank you. So hoping and praying I can take care of this naturally!
Thank you to everyone for your constant prayers and support, I can't wait to post when I say it's finally gone! That will be a wonderful day!
Until then, I hope everyone has a wonderful week.