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C. DIFF STORIES
Linda R.
  • Location: Washington
  • Age: 62
  • Gender: F
  • Length: 2 Weeks
  • Source: Other

Unlike in the lives of so many who struggle for months and years, as C. diff stories go, mine is rather unremarkable and short-lived. For that reason, I was hesitant to share my story. While I am grateful that this was the case, I am also keenly aware that C. …

Lawrence
  • Location: Texas
  • Age: 28
  • Gender: M
  • Length: 1 Year
  • Source: Other

My name is Lawrence, and I am 28 years old. In November 2012, I was 24 years old. I went to the doctor for a staph infection in the form of a boil. My doctors prescribed me clindamycin to kill the bacteria in the infection. About a day or two later, …

Jeannie R.
  • Location: New York
  • Age: 37
  • Gender: F
  • Length: 5 Months
  • Source: Other

After four rounds of antibiotics in an eight-week period, I was diagnosed with C. diff on June 9th, 2015. I am positive that I had it and went undiagnosed for at least three to four weeks. When I got the diagnosis, my doctor started me on ten days of Flagyl. …

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