Diverticulosis - altered bowel pattern

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Every few months I have a sharp pain in my left lower abdomen. Then my stools become pencil thin. I feel very sick, fatigued and blocked up. I normally have 2or 3 bowel normal movements. I have coeliac disease and lactose intolerance.

I was diagnosed with diverticulosis following a ct scan 2yrs ago. 

Gp precscribes laxido sachets. It takes weeks to go. I feel pained and bloated during this time. I feel very uncomfortable. Suppository has also helped. Any advice. 

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    Hi Vicky,

    I eat prunes. no more then 4 a day in one sitting or a half dozen slices of pickled beets. Makes me go everytime. The prunes will give me the runs and cramps unfortunately.

    Drink a lot of water too. 3 liters or over 100 ounces.

    Do you find thin poo is a sign for you that you are in a flare up? It is for me.

    Julie

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    Thank you. I have lots of fiber in my diet. It feels like I get a flare up which causes a blockage. 
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    Have you been tested for Candida or SIBO, Any blood tests, or cat scan with dye? You can try magnesium citrate, vitamin C(sodium asorbate) . Not sure what you can take with celiac disease. But those will help with constipation. If you have spasms also you can ask Dr for Bentyl. Atrantil for gas and bloating. I would suggest getting a cat scan and blood work, look for infection. Try just liquid diet for 2 days , water, pedialyte, Gatorade, teas, jellos, broths, no caffeine soda processed fried foods. Or carbs. Give colon a rest. Pray you find relief soon. 🤗🙏🌺

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    Miralax will help, that brings water to stool, you can adjust it as need.
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      Somehow, I take miralax in eve. Linzess in am. Still having issues with BM's. I always get backed up. Feels horrible. Will have to see what next step will be.

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      Do you eat any dairy including yohgurt?

      Some think dairy "paralises" the large colon. I don't eat any dairy anymore. I hope you find something that works for you.

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