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Not improving c-diff symptoms while on Metronidazole, uncomfortable while sleeping. Advised Tylenol with codeine. Will it help cure ?

I have c-diff at the moment, my symptoms don t seem to be getting better since starting an antibiotic on Wednesday of Metronidazole 500 mg 1 tab tid. I have an appt with a gastro dr next Friday morming, my stomach looks like I am 6 months pregnant. When I saw my pcp on Wednesday he said keep well hydrated and get plenty of rest. Anything I try to eat or drink comes out real quick, I can not sleep because I am so uncomfortable. I was given Tylenol 3 with codeine fot the pain which does not help at all. I have medical problems, ms, fibro, pacemaker, port fitted for DHE treatment 7_to 10 days each month, chronic pain . Should I be left like this to just let the medication to work or should I have seen a difference by now.looking fo free info.
Asked On : Wed, 27 Feb 2013
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Hello! Thanks for putting your query in HCM. I am a Gastroenterologist (DM).

I will advise you to continue with metronidazole and take pre and probiotic capsules. Meanwhile keep your hydration level well by taking lots of fluids. if symptoms are not relieved then stop metronidazole and start oral vancomycin.

I hope I have answered your query and this will help you. If you have any further query I will be happy to answer that too. Remain in touch and get-well soon.
Answered: Thu, 5 Sep 2013
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