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Hey what's up everyone :D
I've been seeing everyone's posts and how positive and great the community has been so i decided to make an account and make a post of my own of my experiences this last few months.
So it all began when i suddenly had started getting lower abdominal pain ( something that i had experienced before and thought it was always just gas pains) but this time it didn't go away and just got worse. On the second day when i still thought it was bad gas pains i took gasx in hopes that it would go away the next day. It didnt. Finally I think on the third or fourth day the pain was so bad that i couldn't even move without clinching at my stomach or groaning so i went to the emergency room. At the beggining because i told them where the pain was ( lower right abdomen) they thought it was appendicitis but after a ct scan they found that it was diverticulitis of my sigmoid colon which had a micro perforation that had allowed a small amount of gas to enter my abdominal cavity which gave me sepsis and had made pretty much everything in my abdominal region inflamed. I was in the hospital for 4 days i believe on IV with antibiotics levaquin and flagyl. They said i didn't need surgery since the perforation was so small and would most likely just heal on its own. (all of this happened in October by the way lol).after i left the hospital they gave me generic versions of the antibiotics i was on named cipro and metro for short. Which i wasn't on for a very long time(about three days)since i started to get a small rash on my arm then when i went to the emergency room again they took me off the medication for fear of an allergic reaction. They replaced my medication with amoxicillin clav which i think was 850mg/125mg for 14 days. Everything stopped hurting and i was feeling a lot better but with a few bad decisions on my part with not walking everyday and not looking into the diet enough i got a few minor problems during the next couple months which would only last a few days and resolved on their own ( mostly just bad dietary choices). Now it is January and im sure I'm having another attack but i don't think there's perforation since the pain isn't nearly as bad. Im starting to consider surgery because i don't want to have to deal with this my entire life and not eating what i want and constantly worried about what i eat just sucks. But i think I'll hold it off for awhile just to see if i can better my diet and get those 30 minute walks everyday and see how much it helps. I have a doctor's appointment today and hopefully i can figure if i need antibiotics again or not and if i can meet up with a dietition to figure out all this new diet stuff. I also meet with a GI in march so hopefully i make it to that time without any crazy problems along the way D: wish me luck
I appreciate any response to my post and hopefully some more shared experiences and maybe some advice on dealing with this. I'll make sure to stay consistant with posting on my progress. Thank you
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