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Melissa C.
  • Location: Massachusetts
  • Age: N/A
  • Gender: F
  • Length: 17 months
  • Source: Hospital Acquired

In March 2011, I had my gall bladder removed due to it being infected and full of stones. I believe this is where my issues with C. diff. started. I was on a surgical unit in the hospital. I had antibiotics. As soon as I got home the diarrhea began. …

  • Location: Florida
  • Age: 69
  • Gender: F
  • Length: Nine Months
  • Source: Other

My story is a warning to ALWAYS take a probiotic or drink kefir when taking an antibiotic. Had I done that, I would not have gotten C. diff. In addition, you must be your own advocate for care. I was prescribed Clindamycin in May 2016 by an oral surgeon. I became …

  • Location: Washington
  • Age: 20
  • Gender: F
  • Length: Two Months
  • Source: Hospital Acquired

Before getting C. diff, I was a normal twenty year-old—going to college, working, and more worried about my GPA than the possibility of a hospital infection or even dying. After being admitted to the hospital to have a small bowel resection, the night before my release I came down with …