Don't know what to eat/should I eat ?

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Day 4 of Coamoxiclav for flare up and wondering should I eat and what ? Had a few mouthfuls of food but not much as I feel full as well as hungry at the same time which is odd. Had DD since I was 48, I'm now 56 and on average have 1 or 2 flare ups a year. Was diagnosed after barium enema showed extensive diverticuli. I'm in Oxfordshire UK and so far have never been given much help or advice from GP's regarding this. I just go to them when it flares get given antibiotics and it goes away after about a week. I feel I should eat something as not had bowels open for 4 days and I feel very bloated and uncomfortable. Any ideas/help etc would be great.

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    Hi sorry to hear you are suffering im new to this disease I was diagnosed in May so im afraid I cant help as im still learning new things myself but I do know it is very important not to get constipated as this can cause a blockage so if I were you I would go back to the gp for some meds to help you along.  I didn't go to the toilet for two days and stupidly bought some Senna which I was told by my gp was far too severe

    .  Good luck x

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    I am in West Yorkshire. I was told by my GP to eat little but often. When I had a really bad flare last year I started with soup and brown bread then built up to solids like a little bit of meat and veg it sometimes is best to just have fluids at first like water juice soup   I am seeing a dietitian in 2 weeks to try and sort out what's best to eat. It's costing a lot of money but I hope it will help me. I don't think GPS know much about DD. They treat it differently in the USA to how they treat it here. I will let you know what the dietitian says if you would like me to 

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    Hope you are feeling a little better Im new to this DD also but find just fluids for 24 hours like chicken soup then gradually introduce soiled food I take fybogel twice a day ...I am just eating a very bland diet chicken most days I think its very individual so it's just little bits often good luck hope you feel better soon ....heat helps also


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