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Catherine
  • Location: Indiana
  • Age: N/A
  • Gender: F
  • Length: 7 years
  • Source: Hospital Acquired

My name is Catherine Duff. Just like many of you, I have had several episodes of recurrent C. diff., which after my initial episode, was always caused by antibiotics for other conditions, and also became resistant to any known standardized treatment. In 2012, I realized I was going to die …

Sara W.
  • Location: New Hampshire
  • Age: 63
  • Gender: F
  • Length:
  • Source: Hospital Acquired

I believe I caught C. diff in the hospital while having trauma surgery on my left knee and tendons from a bad fall on icy stairs. I also returned to the doctor’s office many times after the surgery; I could have caught it in that building. Having been in so many doctor’s office …

Julie
  • Location: Tennessee
  • Age: 49
  • Gender: F
  • Length: Two Months
  • Source: Other

I had what was supposed to be a routine colonoscopy in April 2016. My doctor instructed me to use SUPREP to clean myself out for the procedure. The SUPREP made me very ill! I immediately got stomach pain, intestinal pain, severe diarrhea, and weakness. I had my colonoscopy at about …

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