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Maryann Varner
  • Location: Florida
  • Age: 64
  • Gender: F
  • Length: Three Months
  • Source: Other

My story is like so many others. After a visit to my Primary Care Provider (PCP) for a possible sinus infection, I was prescribed antibiotics and referred to my dentist for a possible tooth problem. Two weeks later, I saw my dentist who did some dental work and prescribed clindamycin. No …

Jacqueline
  • Location: Georgia
  • Age: 57
  • Gender: F
  • Length: One Year
  • Source: Other

My story is not just a C. diff story, but a story of struggles with being diagnosed. My problem was that I also had gallbladder problems at the same time I had C. diff. I’ll start at the beginning. In April of 2015 I started having severe burning in my stomach/gut. …

Wenda
  • Location: Nevada
  • Age: 57
  • Gender: F
  • Length: Nine Months
  • Source: Other

Back in September of 2015, I started experiencing bouts of diarrhea. After five days of nonstop diarrhea, my husband took me to the emergency room. Blood tests were done, but no stool sample was taken. The hospital sent me home with an anti-diarrheal medicine. On and off for the next …

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