Diarrhoea

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My Mum has moderate stage Alzheimers and has also just been diagnosed with diverticulitus. She has diarrhoea most days and now constantly wears disposable pants as she cannot get to the tolet on time.

Now I know she hould be eating a high fibre diet but her appetite is really bad. She has porridge every day and a few veggies.

Is there anything the doctor can give her like a low dose diocalm?

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    Hi there,so sorry to hear about your mum,you could try Fybogel twice a day morning and night,its a bulking agent and its been a life saver for me.Hope things improve.
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    No it helps with diahrroea aswell,it regulates the system,might be aswell introducing it slowly over a few days .Hope it helps your mum.
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    Porridge goes staight though me and high fibre is not good when you have diticulitis and a no no when you have diarrhoea try more plain food
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      I had diarrhoea almost constantly and my GP prescribed Fybogel and it cleared it up within about 5 days and i still take it,so it does work for some.
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    No high fiber diet until diverticulitis is completely resolved. I had to do a low fiber diet for a few weeks per my doctors instruction and I agree with her since I am now feeling like myself again 6 weeks after I was diagnosed.
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    Sorry to hear about your mum I agree with Yvonne I take Fybogel and it helps me I wouldn't be without it I hope your mum feels better real soon xx

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