Diverticular

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I have been recently been diagnose with diverticulosis. What really bother me most is not the lower abdominal pain instead it's the on off fever that I get every few days that is making me very tired and worn out.

The doctor at the hospital told me that this is part of diverticulosis that I have to learn not only to live with but also to manage with.

Could anyone please advice me is this true.

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Thelma

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    hi i have had diveticular disease for five years only 42 now

    at home now with another flare up five weeks so far and antbiotics are not clearing infection i get fevers with this hot then cold worse at night time i cannot sleep am hungry as only on soup and liquids no energy i am fed up being stuck at home normally i am very active. so sorry you have got this it is awful disease you never know when you are going to get a flare up and it is so painful it is always at the back of your mind all the time. Stress makes mine flare up so avoid as much as poss i have tried so many suggested things to help myself some work some dont its cost me a fortune.good luck [/i][/b]

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    hello anyone who has been diagnosed with\"diverticular desease\"i would like to say that i have seen a bowel specialist today, i have been having this pain at the bottom of my abdomen for two weeks now and was really scared at the outcome of my visit to the hospital, i was examined in my rectum and the procedure was bit of a dicomfort but only took two or three minutes, but when the doctor told me the news i thought thats good at least it wasn't anything nasty, but when he told me this could be ongoing for weeks or even months, it really upset me because the pain is horrendous burning stinging loss of appetite sleepless nights, and the pain killers have no affect on me at all,so don't get STRESSED because besides having to watch your diet , you will have to learn to controll that stress because it is one of the worse thinghs for this complaint so good luck!!!!! [/i]
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    I too have been recently told the cause of the pain that I had (Diverticular disease etc) I have had the problem for over 6 months now. I changed to a high fibre diet and it didn't particularly help but I now find that a mix of high fibre in the mornings and carbs in the evening works a treat. I also took on more physical activity which includes walking, running etc, and this has had the most dramatic effect.

    I now feel more energetic, relaxed (regular of course) and just generally feel good.

    So in short for me high fibre, carb later on and more physical worked well. I talked this through with my Doc who was surprised at what i was doing and said if it works just do it.

    The point is there is no definite cure or best option, make a note of what makes you feel good or bad and persevere, you simply have to be ready to try anything - but there is a way! keep strong.

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    hi have just read your imformation, on how to control your \"diverticular\" problem and i'm very interested to know how you have helped yourself with diet, i really dont understand anymore what to do or eat! i would apprciate it very much if you could put alist of the food or medication though tablets from my dr doesn't help the terrIble pain so would like to eat as natural as possible! BY THE WAY WHAT ARE \" CARBS\"? thank you.
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    I started with the absolute basic advice of a high fibre diet.

    I had the usual Bran based cereals and had more fruit. I found in the end that this made me feel a bit \"Rumbly\" all day so I toned it down to include Carbs (high Carbohydrate meals) I eat white pasta, eggs, and some White bread.

    I find the mix works better, all high fibre was making me feel as though I was paying too much attention to my digestion and a little of something different worked better for me.

    I recorded what I ate and noted when I had an adverse reaction.

    I have to say though, the biggest difference is exercise, when I walk or run the carbs I've eaten are consumed for energy, my digestion is speeded up anyway, I feel and breathe better and blood flow is increased. Which in turn helps me to be able to eat better.

    If you'd like a chat about it mail me directly. Happy to share what I see as a benefit.

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    hi have been really bad over christmas with the pains in my lower bowel not being able to eat properly seemt to be getting weaker and weaker,rang my dr and was told to cut down on my pain killers, and how can i do that? but they never suggest giving out a diet or a suplement to ease the pain, in so much pain seems to be going all over my body, is this what they call \"referall pains\"? trying to get over this chrismas period is murder, im so depressed now just going back yo bed with a hot water bottle and \"ONE PARACETAMOL\" for the pain!!!![/i]
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    Hi there

    Sorry to hear you're feeling bad, hope you can relax and at least think straight, personally I would always try to manage without pills or at the bare minimum, and I don't know how it feels to be this way so I can only sympathise.

    I would suggest make sure you take plenty of fluids and the foods that are plain and simple to you.

    Diet is a difficult thing for any person, medical or otherwise to advise, you simply have to find your own way, do you have a food that you can rely upon as easy for you?

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    Hi I feel like this all the time no energy no appetite and I can say also it is no fun and quite depressing I think the advice is good the few foods and products i find that help are peppermint oil capsules and pearce one end with a needle to release the goodness I felt very ill last night took 2 and now feel a lot better also jacket potato with beans no skins of course and also aloe vera juisce high concentrate works wonders .

    Beleive me i feel your pain and its not nicw when the docs have no real great advice over than than fybogel get in contact with kings college hospital London

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