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About 3 years ago I started getting this horrible pain in my side but when I went to the doctor she couldn't figure out what it was. She was sending me to a bunch of specialists to no avail. Lastly, she sent me to my GI doc for a colonosopy but he told me it didn't sound GI related. I have a fear of getting this procedure because my Grandmother had her bowel punctured and she passed away. I declined, thinking it wasn't related. I also have Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever/Lyme Disease so I went on Doxy and the pain went away. I thought for certain it was that. One year later, the pain came back so I thought it was the other stuff acting up again. Went back on Doxy and it cleared up. Well, I now have it again, and I asked my lyme doctor about it and she told me it most likely wasn't lyme but diverticulitis. She put me on Flagyl and Bactrim for 10 days but I can still feel the pain in my side. The Flagyl is also making me feel like I am going to puke all of the time. I made an appointment to see my GI doc for this Wednseday.
How long should it take for the pain to start going away after you've started antibiotics? I am starting to get really nervous about this. I am a little suprised my regular doctor and now my former GI doc had no clue it could be diverticulitis. Has anyone had similar experiences?
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