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Last week I hadn't some kind of a mild bacterial infection in my bowels. The doctor said it was either my appendix or diverticulitis. I Was put on a clear liquid diet and things got much better after a bit (WBC back in normal range, pain faded, chills went away, the crazy tiredness lifted, passed a lump of what looked like pus, and a few days later I started getting an appetite). All good news.
the trouble is that after my liquid diet my body seems to have forgotten how to digest food. Everything was fine while I was feeling ill, but trying to shift back to more normal food didn't work. Broth, rice, and applesauce were all fine. I think the yogurt was ok too. I tried some low fiber veggies (spinach) and I had weird horrible diarrhea. I backed off and then ended up constipated. I tried some new foods yesterday and it happened again. I think it was a grapefruit that did me in this time.
I still don't have much of an appetite but I do have one now. Eating maybe half the calories I used to, and that takes effort.
is this normal? Any advice on how to deal with this? Maybe I am just rushing things? My GP (many days ago) told me to shift back to my old diet over the next few days but it just isn't working. I would appreciate any help you can give me.
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