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Strange one for you......I had a 12 year history of diarrhoea that started suddenly during a course of antibiotics.Recently after many suggestions of IBS a Gastroenerologist finally diagnosed C. Diff.4 years ago, following another course of anti-biotics, I got a strange long lasting nasal infection/nose bleeds and visualisation of eye 'floaters' (vitreous opacities)Folowing diagnosis of C.Diff and treatment with 400mg of Flagyll for 7 days all symptoms subsided: Bowels normal, nose bleeds stopped, visualisation of floaters subsided.Steadily over several months the diarrhoea returned (although still much better than before) as did the intensity of the nasal congestion and the intensity of the floaters.My questions are:1/ Is it possible for the C.Diff bacteria to spread throughout your system over a twelve year period(assisted by regular top ups of antibiotics!) and infect your nasal pasages, with the C.Diff toxins aggrevating the nasal and eye symptoms?2/ Is it possible that the treatment of my condition was incomplete and a relapse has occured?Your thoughts would be appreciated.Bruce
 

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Hmmm, very interesting. I think this just goes to show that antibiotics can be responsible for killing off the "good bacteria" in our bodies, that would normally be able to handle the "bad bacteria." Have you tried taking acidophyllis? Actually, I don't know if this would help for that; as I'm not sure what bacteria would keep C. Diff. in check. Maybe someone could tell me more about C. Diff. as I don't have time to research this now. I'm off for the weekend. Check when I get back. ------------------
 
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Moldie -What is acidophilus and where do you get it?I think it was you who said in the past that the pill can cause the same kind of loss of "good bateria." I have also been on a long course of antibiotics to deal w/acne - I actually haven't been having a problems w/it this time. And, I have recently been put back on the pill to deal w/horrendos periods. I'm interested in what acidophilus is, how much do you take, when, why, and are they any bad effects from it.Thanks.
 

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Hi again Rob, Yes, it was me. You can buy acidophyllis at your local healthfood store, and now I've even found it at my local Pick'n Save supermarket with the health foods! It's in the refrigerated section (at least the "good" kind is). It can also be found in some milk. It is in yogurt too,(plain is best). It is best to take it on an empty stomach at night. If you do a search at the top of the BB on this; you will find more discussion about acidophyllis. I'm glad to bring this to the top, as I am hoping for more info. about C. Diff.------------------
 
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