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C. DIFF STORIES
Patricia
  • Location: Illinois
  • Age: 55
  • Gender: F
  • Length:
  • Source: Other

It amazes me how so few—not even medical professionals—have heard of C. diff. I am a Stand-Up Comedian, based in the Chicago area. I am also a dental assistant. I cringe every time I am asked to print out a prescription for Clindamycin.  I am all too familiar with C. …

Loren
  • Location: New Jersey
  • Age: 42
  • Gender: F
  • Length: 4 months
  • Source: Community Acquired

I contracted strep throat from my child. Because I am allergic to penicillin and amoxicillin, the doctor prescribed clindamycin. Within 2 days of taking the antibiotic, I started to feel off. I felt really tired, weak and just all around not well. I stopped taking the antibiotic around day 6 …

Samantha P.
  • Location: Washington
  • Age: 29
  • Gender: F
  • Length: 6 Months
  • Source: Community Acquired

Samantha P. I am a 29-year-old woman from Washington. I am a wife to an amazing husband. I also used to be a student pursuing a graduate degree, and a fine art photographer, but illness and PTSD have stolen these things from me for the time being. My C. diff …

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