I no longer have IBS-C symptoms since I got rid of my gallbladder, BUT I still have big problems when I have to take antibiotics or steroids. Thought they were about to kill me the last 3 weeks or so!! First it was Prednisone for fluid in the ear, then it was Ceftin for an ear infection.I did a little research on colitis and was surprised by what I read about C. Difficile and Pseudomembranous Colitis. One of the interesting things I read about Pseudo... Colitis is that is may be accompanied by "Reactive Arthritis." My question to those in the know is whether C. Diff and PMC could be chronic problems or would they disappear after acute episodes while taking the antibiotics or shortly thereafter.