How I Got Parasites :(
FMT, steroids, C.Diff
Date: 4/19/2015 2:20:38 AM ( 6 y ) ... viewed 508 times
Grab some tissues, or maybe I should?!
My brother was trying to help when he could. He knew that I had C.Diff and recommended a fecal microbiota transplant (FMT). We had heard success stories of this curing patients who had ulcerative colitis and C.Diff. Then, we figured after all the antibiotics I took during pregnancy and having C.Diff that I might as well go for it (God bless my husband for hanging in there with me through all of this). There is a gastroenterologist doctor in Tampa, FL, who performs the FMT via colonoscopy in order to get the entire colon. My husband had some kind of indicator of inflammation or similar with his stool, so we didn't use him as the donor. :( Instead, we trusted the GI doc who ensured us that he does O&P on his donors, we all here on CZ with parasite issues know how insensitive an O&P test is. I didn't know better, I trusted the doctor. So, I had a professional give me the procedure. I didn't feel better at all. I, every day of my life, felt like I had C.Diff. All tests indicated that the C.Diff was gone. I still felt like hell though with chronic diarrhea. I used all my savings to get another FMT from the doctor, another donor. We all know what that means...more exposure to who knows what in me. To make matters worse, since my D wasn't abating, the GI put me on steroids. I don't know how I am still alive to tell this story. I just barely am. I had chills and sweats after the second rounds of FMT.
All I ever wanted was to be a happily married mom. Those of you whom are, please count your blessings. I hurt. I need to pause for now.
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