C. diff and fatigue / low energy

Probably my most annoying and debilitating symptom when I had C. diff was the fact that I constantly felt exhausted.

Feeling tired is about as bad is at gets because you can’t get the stuff done that you want to. It’s even worse when you have no idea why you feel so exhausted.

As a nutritionist with a good understanding of how the gut works, I figured out that something like C. diff could easily stop me digesting food and absorbing nutrients from my foods.

On its own, this could have been making me feel tired.

I also figured that because C. diff is an infection, my immune system would need to be fighting against it 24/7 (along with the H. pylori).

I don’t know about you, but when I’ve ever had a cold in the past, I’ve never felt energized and it’s the immune system going to work that causes all those cold and flu-like symptoms.

So I suppose the fact that my immune system was fighting the C. diff made me feel tired as well.

The moral of the story is this:

If you feel tired, there may be a weird reason why. I say weird because nobody would generally think to look in your digestive system for the reason your energy levels are low.

Thus, I recommend you talk to your doctor about whether a stool test for C. diff, or any other symptom for that matter, might be a worthwhile exercise.

This would be especially useful if you have digestive trouble as well as those feelings of fatigue and low energy.

Hope this helps and more like this in my newsletter.

Steve.

 

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