diet sheets for diverticulitis

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experiencing my first diverticulitis so need guidance on diet etc 

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    Peter

    Was in the hospital in Mid-July with perforated bowel and diverticulitis. 5 days massive antibiotics IV, no food or drink. Liquid diet mostly and some soft foods, scrambled eggs, mashed potatoes. Lots of liquids. This is first time for me and has kicked my rear. Still recuperating.

    Takes time and rest

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    Currently on antibiotics now day 4  and only drinking liquids water /tea /tonic water.

    tried a weetabix for the first time today.

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    Hi Peter

    I would stay off fibre whilst you have a flare up. Not sure if you are based in U.K. or USA. In U.K. during a flare up my consultant recommended at the beg on really bad days fluids only. Then chicken soup, white bread,dry crackers,Jelly (think you call it Jello inUSA)  ice lollies then chicken rice.Baked potato with no skin.  Boring I know but gives your bowel a chance to heal. It's recommended you eat a diet with plenty of fibre unless you have a flare up. Hope you feel better soon I know how miserable it is. Best wishes Angela

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    A few days of liquid then low fiber for a couple of weeks, just google low fiber diet to see your options After that I was told I could go bck to a normal diet with NO restrictions. I did and I've been fine since January.You just have to have patience and let the colon heal. Many people on this site say all different things cause a flare up but many of them have other issues besides DD. If I get constipated for a day or 2 I just take a stool softener not a laxative and it helps. Probiotic helped me get past the diarrhea. I think the more stuff you take the worse it makes it all. I've come to these conclusions reading hundreds of posts here and also what worked for me.

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      I agree Linda. I also think you can take too much stuff. After my diagnosis my consultant also told me to go back to normal diet with no restrictions. When I queried things with pips,corn etc he said it had been proved that at one time they thought this but it has now been dispelled. This is from one of the top U.K. Consultants specialising in this.  I eat anything and have only had 2 flare ups in past 3 yrs.
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      The only thing I am still afraid to eat is corn becasue your digestive system just does not break it down good enough and it can get trapped. Hope you stay flare-up free. I am in the US and my doctor told me the same thing and I read the medical article also.
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