Down for the last few weeks after my last attack

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Pretty much hate my life after last attack. Can't get no real clear answers about diet change,think about more plant based for more fiber but read avoid beans and veggies that cause gas. Then read fiber menace that says fiber is bad for you. Scared to eat anything,wanted to avoid surgey but think im going to have it. At he poont or wrecking my marriage.

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    As far as food goes we are all different from each other,also what's good one week may well be not the next. The only advice I can offer is no coffee no booze and eat smaller amounts at a sitting. Control pain wit buscapan and pain killer of your choice. Remember codene and like of causes constipation.

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    I have been diagnosed with diverticulitis also. Every diet book says one thing which opposes the next book. Fiber no fiber?? I'm lost too. I need answers and a straight a forward list of the dos and don'ts of what to eat .

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    Think twice.  You can adjust unless the attacks are one after another.

    Go for two opinions before surgery.

    I use the crockpot a lot.

    I do avoid raw veggies but on occasion eat a few.  Avoid skins and nuts.

    Keep open your bowels.  I take Miralax almost every day. It works.

    Use a heating pad on abdomen if you have discomfort.  Liquid diet for a day and then soft foods.

    I thought the way you did and then after talking to surgeon twice I got it in my head I have to watch and not make this disease ruin me.

    Surgeon said he’d do surgery if I wanted but it could develop in another area.

    This is just my opinion but think twice.

    Good luck. God Bless!

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    Also Edward fiber can irritate your intestines so I use moderation.

    Another thing to do is if you have been on an antibiotic take a good probiotic.  I took Florestor.  Ask your pharmacist. 🙏🤗

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    I think what you gave to look at is the type of fibre you eat, my doctor said to me that if you can get it through a sieve then it’s fine (soluble fibre) , if not, don’t eat (insoluble) So, for instance, stewed apple is ok, but raw apple skin is a no no! Obviously, you will learn which foods suit and which don’t. Also,during a flare up you need to allow the bowel to heal, so liquid foods then introduce softer then more solid foods. Keep positive! X
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    Hi Edward.

    I avoid the foods that cause gas, which include lactose as well.  Beans, broccoli, cauliflower, any dairy.  I avoid nuts and seeds, but do eat the butter.  On the list of foods to avoid for me is anything fried, peelings on fruit and potatoes.  I also don't eat gluten, which is wheat, barley, rye and the controversial oats.  I have found the the gums such as carrageenan and gellan gum, which is in the non dairy beverages,aggravate my system. 

    I eat poached eggs, bananas if they're ripe and not starch, unsweetened applesauce with a sprinkle of cinnamon, gluten free bread with no seeds or nuts, rice products, well cooked chicken and fish, potatoes (no skins), sweet potato, carrots, green and yellow beans, spinach, canned peaches in water, cantaloupe, a bit of watermelon, honeydew melon, gluten free macaroni with a simple seedless tomato sauce.  That's some of what I find doesn't bother me, but I chew well and I eat in small amounts throughout the day.  

    My case is severe, so I am trying to do what I can to stay away from surgery.

    I hope this helps you a bit.  There are more posts on here with respect to diet, which I'm sure you'll find


    Take care

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