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Could I please ask advice on diet for a diverticular flare up, as I'm a bit confused in what to eat. I know it's low fibre and then high fibre when recovered.

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    Hi Sharon, I find that avoiding anything with pips or skins mainly fruit and beans, avoid gassy veg, fatty foods, caffeine, chocolate, full fat milk, oats, brown bread. Things that work for me are de cafe tea coffee, soups, mash, pasta foods, white bread skimmed milk, plain biscuits, fish, chicken, carrots. Drink plenty of water and light exercise. Different things work for different people but this works for me and hope it helps.

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      Thank you for your feedback I will certainly give this a go, I have been in excruciating pain and vomiting most days since Xmas eve. I think I'm finally getting my bowel back to "normal", I went onto liquids for 3days and slowly introducing more solid foods now

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    Hey Sharon,

    I am so sorry you are having problems. Be very careful for a couple of months with what you eat. I jumped back to normal foods too soon and had another attack or else the first one never cleared up. I would avoid red meat. Eat turkey or chicken cooked in a crock pot so it is very tender. Eat only canned fruit like peaches or pears. Green beans cooked well and cooked tender carrots for veggies, mashed potatoes or boiled with a little butter. No skins, no fresh fruit or raw vegetables for now. I have not had a soda since Feb 1 last year! For some reason the carbonation bothers me. For now eat very small amounts. Think the size of your fist. Don't do much dairy quite yet. Rest more. Try to walk some. White breads are okay. I hope this helps. Last year I had a terrible time with diverticulitis but have hope it will heal and you will be better and return to normal. Just take it very slow and do not go back to normal foods for awhile. I waited over 6 months before trying to eat salad. I am still taking things slow as to what to bring in.

    Blessings to you! Hang in there. It will get better. See your Dr if it does not.



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