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I was having a lot of abdomen tenderness for the past 3 years and finally was diagnosed with Diverticulosis 2 weeks ago after getting a CT Scan.. was in pain then..over the course of the next week it became increasingly difficult to sit down normally..I'm usually sitting over on  my left hip or my right.  the pain in my lower abdomen was like a horrific bout of menstral cramps (which I don't get, had a hyst 6 yrs ago).  Went to Dr again and he confirmed it had progressed to diverticulitis.  Was put on 2 types of antibiotics, Metronidazole and Sandoz Ciprofloxacin last thursday.  Nothing has changed.  Still getting bouts of pain that feel like knives and bm is all over the place.  Thing is he told me to eat only ruffage and lots of fibre this week no meat at all.  If I need to bulk it up because it's so free flowing shouldn't I lower the fiber?  I don't eat a lot of red meat anyway (goes right through me and I pay for it hours and hours later).  I cut my intake down almost 3/4.  I've researched this a lot and find different websites are giving me contradictory information..eat nuts and seeds....don't eat nuts and seeds.. etc.  Can someone who's been living with this please give me the real ins and outs on the type of food I should be eating pre, during and post flare up. 

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    While you are having attack.. go soft no fiber.. baked potatoes, yogurt, broths ect... for about 3 days.. after that add slowly fiber...your diverticulitis has to have time to heal without having to digest food. When things are good then add the fiber gradually. They have changed their minds about nuts and seeds. I cannot tolerate foods that need a lot of digestion or greasy foods. Find your trigger foods and stay away from them.
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    So sorry to hear of your troubles. I can only tell you what works for me: about a year ago i had a constant niggling pain, some days worse than others. I modified my diet to exclude any skins, i.e. tomatoes, potatoes, peppers, grapes, fruit that can't be peeled, berries, beans and peas. I cut out anything with seeds and pips sutch as berries, tomatoes, cake fruit, sweetcorn, seeded bread. Also spicey food. This seems restricive, however leaf and root veg are ok, as are peeled potatoes, rice, cakes and biscuits without fruit, smooth soups. The pain went away. I gradually relaxed my restrictions, however i skin and deseed tomatoes and still don't eat berries, grapes, sweetcorn and the bread as i think they are too risky. If i get uncomfortable at all i go back to these basic rules. Works for me so far. Also i take Fybogel once a day to provide 'good' fibre. Good luck
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    Please try goats milk with Kefir, it's completely made my life 100% better , taste not great  but who cares when in so much pain 
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      lol..I actually drink goat and soy milk because I'm lactose intolerant. Never had the Kefir.  I live in rural Newfoundland so I might have to go to the city to find it but I will give it a try.  as you said anything is better than this discomfort.

       

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    Saw dr yesterday..Never responded much to the antibiotics so he has scheduled me to go for emergency colonoscopy and to see a gastro specialist.  I found out a couple days ago from my cousin who has had crohn's for the past 21 years that there are actually 8 in our family with it.  So with that history my dr is wondering if it's that instead of D.  Is it possible to have both????
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