Diverticulitis best pain relief what you use ?

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Hi folks my wife has diverticulitis and is in bad pain I’m wondering what people think is best for the pain ? Please ! Tia 

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    I always use Paracetemol and have a hot water bottle on my tummy.  Ibuprofen and Aspirin are no-no's as they can cause internal bleeding.  If your wife is having the swamping cramps like birth pain, Mebeverine is what was prescribed for me.  These are UK based drugs.  USA will be different.

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      Codeine is not good as it causes constipation and that is the last thing you need with diverticulitis! Paracetamol is what is advised. But speak to her doctor if something stronger is needed. I hope she finds relief soon. Heating pads definitely help to a certain extent. 
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      Hi

      The mebeverine does not help with the actual pain, but it does reduce the severity of the swamping cramps.  Tylenol is the USA equivalent of paracetemol.  When I had a muscle tear, my GP prescribed co-codamine, which is very strong, but I found I had severe side effects from it and stopped after just one tablet. 

      Sounds like you need to consult your GP.  Once the antibiotics for diverticulitis kick in your wife's pain should ease anyway.  If it does not then you MUST see your doctor, in case she has a complication like a perforation or blockage which needs urgent treatment.

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      Mebeverine good for bloat . Paracetamol best for pain,, no attack on the stomach. Warm bed ,lie flat .drink plenty of fluids,but not sparkling water.

      Watch T.V, read a book, Ring for  an ambulance if pain becomes totally unbearable. Pain in the U.K is the same as U.S, A pain

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    I use Tylenol I do not use Motrin because I pass blood and such, plus its not good to use Motrin  for people suffering DD some people also use a heated and lay on stomach.
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    Call her doctor. Or take her to the ER

    He is in a better condition to prescribe

    Pain medication.

    Heating pad helps.

    If she can eat do soft foods only.

    But the most important thing is to call the doctor or schedule an appointment

    With a GI Specialist or Surgeon.

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