Diverticula pain

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Hi there,

Does anyone else with diverticula disease find in difficult to bend down and step up (for instance climbing into bed)?  I am having such pain in my left side.

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    Hi Joanne

    It seems to be common to have pain on bending, stretching and lifting, after a flare up.  I certainly did, and it took quite a few weeks to ease up.  After my flare last August, I was still feeling it in November, and when turned over in bed.  But now, despite another couple of small flares, it has gone now my insides have settled down.  I suggest painkillers and a hot water bottle (but probably not in this weather!!!) as the normal treatment, plus rest and plenty of fluid.

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    Hello, yes, pain on bending and even sitting. Most comfortable position is standing on tiptoes with arms stretched up....but not very practical for everyday life!
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