Diverticulitis flare

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Hi, I’m in the middle of a flare and on antibiotics bad pain on left side all day

Yesterday but today it’s on the right anyone else experience this and feeling

 really unwell.  Can anyone help frown

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    Hi Thomas,I also have my pain on my right hand side,I have now on my 6th week of bleeding and diarrhoea,(why I've had to wait this long I don't know) must phone consultants secretary on Monday for urgent appointment.i am also feeling very ill and so tired,I am so sorry I can't really offer you a quick solution but hopefully we can both get through it.🙋😩😢

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      Thanks Patricia, i'm glad you told me that because it's been worring me because the first time i ended up in A&E the Dr there said she though I had appendicitis. another lady told me she get it the right also frown

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    Hi Thomas,

    my pain is on the left side and back all the time. Don't think there's much else I can take for it, but if I still feel bad in the middle of the week I'll try and see my GP (again) and see what they can do. 😳

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    The best suggestion I have for pain is a heating pad or hot water bottle. Be careful not to burn yourself.  I would also consult the dr. and see if he has any suggestions for pain. I live in the US and my doc recommended an over the counter product called IB Guard which is essentially peppermint oil.  Again check with your doc.
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    Seems like there is no magic cream or tablets for It. Not had a very good day with it just taken my Paracetamol in soluble form as I think they work quicker.
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    Hi Thomas. After suffering from pain for several weeks following a flare, I visited my GP who prescribed peppermint oil capsules. I've been taking them for 3 weeks and haven't even taken one paracetemol. It may not be a magic cure but is certainly worth a try.

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      Think I will have a Google and see where I can get some from. This flare up is one of the worst I've had 😞. Probably makes anyone who has one fed up.

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      I believe they are available over-the-counter in the UK. I also like the fact that they aren't drugs. Some people seem to get a measure of relief from peppermint tea.

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      Found them in several shops and seem a fair price for the 200mg ones and as you say they are over the counter. I do take peppermint tea and find it does help me as well. 
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    Hi Thomas, My doctor told me most people have pain on either the right or left however mine was in the center and very low and spread to both sides.
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