Diverticular disease low down on right side

Posted , 2 users are following.

This discussion has been locked due to a period of inactivity. Start a new discussion

i have pouches all over my bowel and have suffered one very uncomfortable bout of diverticulitis with fever and slow moving bowel. My pain is in the low right side. since then I have had discomfort every 5 months or so. No fever but pain on right side and times when it feels like a baby kicking under my ribs. When this happens I can feel hard lumps just under the skin. Treatment is metronidazole which works. I then get a few weeks relatively pain free and the it starts all over again. Up until now I have been taking VSL3 which was recommended by a consultant for IBS. Now thinking of trying Symprove. Any advice or suggestions would be good. 

0 likes, 5 replies

Report

5 Replies

  • Posted

    Try a warming heating pad on the area.  Stay on easy to digest soft foods for a few days. I also take Bentyl for cramping.  Hope this helps.
    Report
  • Posted

    Update. Saw consultant who specialises in bowel issues and he says I am not suffering from diverticulitis. Yes I do have diverticular disease but so do many people. He thinks IBS and chronic pain syndrome left over from previous problems. Says bowel is over sensitive. I felt he really listened and understood issues and had heard them before. Nothing I said surprised him when I described how I felt and what I had to do. I have started symprove but still a little uncomfortable with it. Hopefully this will pass. Pain in side has subsided slightly. Have further medication to take but hoping not to as it will make me sleepy. Appointments for physio, dietician and colonography all happening. Wow

    Report
  • Posted

    I think that is great news.  I think the colonoscopy will help ease your mind.

    What is it that he prescribed for you. I never heard of it.

    God Bless!

    Report
    • Posted

      Symprove is a liquid probiotic and you take a 12 week course to reset your insides. I was already taking vsl3, another probiotic, when I had most recent flare up so looked for something new. Also prescribed amitriptyline but reluctant to try. Although it is an anti depressant there has been a lot of research into its use for pain. I have been given it a few tpyears ago and it worked but I could fall asleep mid conversation!

      Report
  • Posted

    Thank you. I too took a probiotic when I felt an attack was coming. It did help and also took an antispasmodic Bentyl for cramping.  They both help ward off my flare up.  Also a warm heating pad.
    Report

Join this discussion or start a new one?

New discussion

Report as inappropriate

Thanks for your help!

We want the forums to be a useful resource for our users but it is important to remember that the forums are not moderated or reviewed by doctors and so you should not rely on opinions or advice given by other users in respect of any healthcare matters. Always speak to your doctor before acting and in cases of emergency seek appropriate medical assistance immediately. Use of the forums is subject to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy and steps will be taken to remove posts identified as being in breach of those terms.

newnav-down newnav-up