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Hi, I am new to this forum. So happy I found this. I had my first DD attack in October of 2017. Was hospitalized for 4 days with IV and pain meds. I was given Cipro and Flagyl by IV and then sent home for 10 more days orally. I had my colonoscopy in December of 2017 in which they confirmed that I had moderate diverticulitis and I also have ulcers in my esophagus and in my stomach. I have pretty ok ever since except for the heart burn which is my biggest burden every day of my life. The reason why I have changed my diet completely and am working out. However, 2 weeks ago I had a stomach flu that lasted about 3 days and then had a DD flare-up immediately after. I called my GI doctor and he called in the Cipro and Flagyl on day 2. The minute I took the medication I started itching and had hives all over my body. Spent that entire night with the itching and the DD pain. Woke up in the morning all swollen with hives and called my GI doctor and he told me to stop the medication immediately and he put me on Augmentin. I stopped eating....only fluids and am now still on soft foods. Does anyone know if a DD flare up can be cause from a viral stomach flu? Just curious since I have been doing everything right and don't understand why this would happen again. Thank you.
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