Diverticulitis Medical Research and or Do it Yourself Treatments

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Probiotics have shown great promise. The question is how much and which strains work the best for each individual. I have found also that drinking fiber works better for me than eating solid fiber. There is a daily fiber that comes in single dose liquid shots. 5 grams of soluble fiber.. non thickening and grit free. I beleive 30 grams are recommended daily so take 3 shots in morning and 3 in evening and the ones I take are cranberry and apple flavored. I have wondered if polops (Sp?) came be removed why cant the bulges be removed and then glued together? "Wishful thinking" I want it GONE.

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    Hi Sam Have tried probiotics they don't work for me. What is the name of the fibre you take. Is it on prescription or can you buy it over the counter?
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      Probiotics only work for me after the flare and when things are settled down they help keep things at bay. The fiber is over the counter.
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      I from U.S.  I have written company to inquire as to locations to purchase in U.K. I checked on Amazon and they have liquid fiber available but not in the single shots. I will let you know when company writes me back on my inquiry.
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      I tried to post with link but it is being moderated. The store that carries this fiber shots is CVS in London.
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    You must have been on the same wavelength  !!!! I was watching a medical

    thing ,where some obese person was having their stomach ,chopped and welded.

    and my thoughts were ""why can;t this be done to D.D pouches It must be infinitely cheaper than hospital stays, and being pumped full of antibiotics

    key hole surgery must be the answer. Is anybody listening to this common sense

    answer  NO. probably not!!!!!!

    I do take probiotics ,but in capsule form. it's a recent activity so the results

    are pending. 

    So Sam, there are at least two of us with brains  on this forum .

    Nice to meet you  Jac

     

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    Yes.  All good Sam.  The real problem with surgery is that the gut simply stretches and the diverticuli re-form.  Having beeen a suffer for 30 years, I want it gone as much as anyone.

    The interesting thing, though, is that I have seen posts on this Forum (originated by Jac and joined by me) that they have had surgery.  Sadly, never followed up with any long term results.  I just know that my Consultant will not consider it.

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      Just had to pop into this one (After leaving a post on the DIVI DINERS

      If JON ,you have had 30 years of Christmas dinners your knowledge 

      must be shared,, about  eat or leave, foods. Try to put your reply onto 

      the DINERS forum 

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      Was anyone first diagnosed with IBS? I was told that was the problem when I was younger...I would self treat with bed rest and coke floats... yes they are delish. Don't know why but it really helped. I am wondering if I didnt have DD all along the way. Seems there has to be a way to stop this in its tracks before it gets worse. Yes.. I know fiber and better diet but it just seems nuts to me this is the best advise we get or get surgery which seems barbaric. Heading to a new doc this week. Will keep you posted as what she recommends.
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      Hi Sam. GP's oftentalk about IBS and DD in the same breath.  Because we (DD sufferers) are huge in numbers, GP's are often not interested or, at worst, dismissive.  The Consultants I have seen (who, let's face it specialise in these (and other) dieases of the bowel, aren't very interested either.  We are a lost cause. My consultant won't consider surgery and therefore diet is my only (for 39 years!) alternative.  I don't and haven't suffered from constipation and they key is to keep 'free'  Let me know her recommendations.  I'm going to try  newly recommended GP myself. Jon
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