Diverticulitis

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i have just been diagnosed with diverticulitis and would like some help in reliving my symptoms please.

I have stomach pains especially near my colon, anxieties, slight fever at times, abnormal urine activity and bowel movements like I have an infection.

I have been told to have a low fibre diet

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    what antibotics did they start you on and for how long? What test have they ran to find it?

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      you sure they didnt say divuticular instead ? Did they give you antibotics or c heck blood after they diuscovered kit.. When I have inmfection trust me you be in pain like hard labor for me . Have you ever had any blood or muscous ?

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      I was told that I have diverticulitis disease. I was not given antibiotics and I had a blood test before the colonoscopy which did not show anything wrong.

      i have had a lot of pain and I have had a little bit of blood. As for mucus from where?

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    Ok- rinse and repeat as they say

    if you have an infection get a blood test to see how bad and what treatment is required

    you dont say exactly what the symptoms are so a few pointers for you

    Food Diary: Document it all

    Avoids: Booze, Cauliflower, Corn. Lentils, Strawberries, Peaches

    Start off with bland food- Mashed potato with Spinach for example

    See if you can get a dietician booked to help you

    Keto Diet has been mooted in several discussion threads

    Anxiety: Get out of bed - do something anything - easy to say look at the exercises that can relieve the attacks

    Remember no one dies of anxiety 😃

    Read through the discussion threads all have very good advise points for you to consider

    So you are aware you are on a long journey the diagnosis is just the beginning- however the people in this group have a wealth of knowledge greater than me that will help you manage this awful condition

    Good luck

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    I am also having a bad time with my DV and have nearly finished my course of antibiotics, though I still have my pain killers to take (don't think they work).

    It would be wonderful if there was a magic cure or tablet to stop the nagging pain. Its just like some one is pressing a certain point on the lower left side of my abdomen. I don't have a fever or fever just the pain which wears me down and makes me grumpy.

    Tried two days of liquid only and that didn't work for me so I am watching what I eat and hopefully it will ease off.

    I look forward to hearing if anyone has had success in reliving their symptons answering you.

    There are lots of people who have this problem and the blame is always put on a low fibre diet, though thats not the case with me.

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      Hi I will be in contact if I find anything to relieve my symptoms.

      I had a high fibre diet as I had high fibre cereal, bread and vegetables and fruit. So not sure how I got DV.

      I have been told to go on a low fibre diet and have been referred to a dietitian.

      it also feels like my food does not go through my body as quick as it should do and the food sits in my colon and ferments which is not good

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    definitely! i have had Diverticulosis for many years and had had frequent bouts of DIVERTICULITIS. when my bout is serious i first go on a liquid diet and apply a heating pad to the area. i also take an anti spasmotic which is a precription. after a day i go on soft foods until i am feeling better. if i still have pain i go see my doctor and go on antibiotics. stay away from fiber until you ate feeling better. if you have diarrahea take a probiotic until you are going regular. if you are constipated take MIRALAX. GOOd luck! it takes time to heal.

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    hello when you say you go on liquid diet and soft foods - can you tell me what you have please. Also whst medication. I am more constipated then have diarrhoea.

    i have been referred to a dietitian so hoping that will help my symptoms.

    is there no cure for this condition?

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    Hi garooba, I have had dv for many years, different things effect different people, what was useful to me was to avoid, fruit, brown bread, beans, anything with pips ie tomatoes, fatty foods, chocolate, what helped me was de cafe tea and coffee low fat milk, soups, rice, pasta, chicken, white bread, drink plenty of water and try light exercise like walking for half hour a day if possible. It takes sòme time to get used to it and you will find out what works and doesn't work for you. Your symptoms are very like mine so give it a whirl hope this helps

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      Vivienne, did you have the surgery or did you figure away to keep flares at bay? Have you ever had flares close together? Have you ever got through a flare without antibotics?

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      Hi Garooba, yes I take fybogel every morning, I have found if I miss this (usually on holiday) I have learnt I would be in trouble. I don't take any other medication for dv

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      Hi yes I have had flare close together, usually because I have needed two lots of antibiotics to get rid of the infection. I have gone 10 months without a flare up but I am in pain most of the time. I have not considered an operation, in my eyes going under the knife would be an absolute necessity ie burst bowel, I have read other people who have had surgery and not sure or certain it helps.

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      Viviene You ever get Blood and mucous ? I do get it. Do you always take the antibotics for flare or do you try other stuff first? Do you take Metamucil sp the drink for fiber or bulk bowels?

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      Hi yes sometimes get blood but having to live for years with dv I also have hemaroids so that may be what you have. Not sure if taking fybogel prevents infection, I am more of the opinion that this illness is more of a build up that causes infection in the bowel so eating and drinking what works for you is helpful, as we know there is no cure and I'm certain it's hiretitory rather than lifestyle as I used to eat plenty of fruit and veg and home cooked almost every meal, I have tried to hold off antibiotics but when the temperature and pain increases to the point of not being able to move it is the only thing that can help.

      Not sure on the medication you take I have not heard of it nor has it been suggested. I have a dietician and to be honest I have not really found it useful, i have tried different diets with them hut nothing successful. Seeing a gastro specialist is best.

      Beinga as positive as you can helps

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