Diverticulitis

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I was diagnosed with diverticulitis a few months ago.

But this passed week, I've been in pain on left side, tummy ache and lower pain in back.

Also sweating and feel very poorly no energy, my doctor put me on Antibiotics but as of yet they don't seam to have worked, paracetamol take the pain off but not completely.

I'm now a little constipated, the fibergel doesn't seam to help either.

They want me to have another CT Scan in 2 weeks time is the appointment, I feel that ill I feel like going to the hospital.

Anyone been like this?

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    Oh bless you! I know just how you feel. Have lower side pain for awhile. Am on Flygel and Cipro antibiotics for infection but nothing showed on the cat scan so you can still have it and cat scan show nothing. If the pain gets really bad I would go to the ER. Drink lots and lots of water and try to stay on a liquid diet for a few days. That will help. ! God bless you we are all on this together and we will get better. 
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    Cefalexin is one of the drugs prescribed for Diverticulitis, but it takes a few days to start to show an effect.  Also it has some nasty side effects which might also be making you feel unwell.  The chest infection will also compound how ill you feel.  I personally don't take Fybogel whilst I am taking antibiotics, but I know others do.  I use paracetemol and a hot water bottle for the pain, but that does take quite some time to clear.  Are you running a temperature?  Are you drinking lots of water?  If you are in the UK, I suggest you ring your GP first thing tomorrow for an emergency appointment.

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      Thank goodness no temperature.

      I have not had a reaction to these antibiotics so that's good, I guess I will just have to be patient and let the medication do it's job.

      I'm under the doctor, I will be seeing him in the morning.

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    Well it seem it all not you at once. Yes...the antibiotics, fluids, tylenol, and maybe heating pad. Lots of rest. But if the pain gets too bad I would call the doctor. Best wishes!
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    Sounds very much like an infection...I've had a few of those and each time it's taken until the end of two lots of Antibiotics to ease off.

    The only painkiller that worked for me was Co-codamol given by a hospital Doctor.

    Constipation...yes well the pain of that as well as the DD pains 'virtually halts you in your tracks'   having to sit on the edge of the bed in the mornings waiting for the pains to pass reminds me of how I was with labour pains.

    Recently started taking Slippery Elm Capsules and they've been a tremendous help for constipation.

    If the pains don't ease off or if they get worse I'd suggest you go straight to the hospital...much better than waiting around for another Doctors appointment where the most they seem to be able to do is painkillers and Antibiotics.

    I certainly feel for you sad

     

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      The pain seams to have eased a little but still got that little pain on the left .

      At one point I was wondering if I had ovarian cancer as the symptons are very simular.

      I'm under a lot of stress and worry at the moment.

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    You havent had a CT SCAN yet? How did they diagonose you what test showed you had DD?
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      I had a Colonoscopy a few weeks ago, they said I had moderate diverticulitis.

      Then a few weeks later I got a letter from the hospital wanting me to go for another Scan, which is in 2 weeks.

      Then last week this first ever bad flare up came on.

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      Did they say why another scan? Why a couple weeks later didnt they read the coloscopy right the first time or diod something come back on the bisopies?
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    I’m on my second round of antibiotics this time for 17 days. Sounds like a bit of overkill to me but cant argue with the Dr. YET. . Boy am I bloated.  Am interested anyone else have this bloat. ? I think some of that is contributing to the pain I still have. Another big thing is watch your diet. Stay as fluid as you can. That will help. 
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    I don't tend to get bloated, but I do go for a wee a lot, , I was up 4 times one night.

    Guess it's all the water I'm drinking, but I have noticed i go more than I used to.

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      I’m thinking the bloat is Candida. Have been on antibiotics so long it just makes sense to me. This DD is no disease for sissies for sure. It not only plays with the body but the mind as well. I’m sure you all agree to that. It’s great to be able to talk to fellow sufferers. 

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      Oh yes I’m up going potty at night too never use to do that. I think you’re right about all the liquids we drink. 
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