4pm explosion!

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Diagnosed with diverticulitis a few years ago, following a colonoscopy. Prior to that, I was being treated for IBS. I have good days and bad.  I get bloating and diarrhoea / constipation as my normal symptoms. What seems to be worse is, during a bad spell (last few weeks) I have to run to the loo around 4 pm every day, which can be difficult and embarrassing. I feel generally tired and uncomfortable. Advice please! Thanks

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    Hello Chris. Sorry to hear of your problems. Im wondering what kind of diet(if any you may be on? Could it have become a nervous problem and that you are expecting this to happen each day?  Vera
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      I am not on any special diet as such Vera. I have kept food diaries and tried to identify anything that may be a problem, but there seems to be no pattern. My only advice from gp was to avoid tomato seeds!
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    At least until you feel better avoid anything with pips, seeds, skins or Spicy food. Stop eating tomatoes, grapes, beans, peas, seeded bread, nuts. You can eat apples, peeled, melon, cauliflower, cabbage, root veg. This worked for me, however people vary, but it's worth a try.
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    Is it possible that you have IBS and diverticular disease as well?  If so medication from your GP might be helpful.
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      I have had meds for IBS in the past, which didn't help. That is why I then had the colonoscopy and diverticular disease was diagnosed. I suppose a year or so on, I could have both! Thanks for your reply.
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