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I am new to this site and am reading so many informative posts here. One thing I have not read is anyone who ran fever with their attacks. In early June, I started having pain in my upper right abdomen. It started mild, and progressed to being quite painful. First thought was appendicitis. When pain was most severe, I had chills & fever (101) for 1 day. I took Tylenol and fever subsided. Went to Primary Dr on 6/11 and she diagnosed me with diverticulitis. Put me on augmentin which I took for 2 days and had to stop. It gave me terrible stomach pains and gas. Switched to a week of Cipro and all symptoms subsided. During this time I ate regular diet which my Dr. OK'd. Felt great for a week and then this past week end pain returned with fever one day of 101. Went back to Dr., and she has me on another round of Cipro. Again, she said to eat as normal. She also had me get a C-Scan which came back as "diffuse colonic diverticulosis without inflammatory changes" Not sure what that means about the "changes" I have appt. w/GI Specialist this coming Friday which may give me more insight to this condition.
Is fever common with diverticulosis, diverticulitis? Does it come and go often like I have experienced? I notice so many people on here stick to special diets, even though my dr. said I don't need to avoid any foods. Is the consensus on this site to the mayo clinic recommended diet for diverticulosis? I read about that a lot here. My Dr. told me to suspend probiotics while on the antibiotics, but I see many here take both. That is confusing to me also. We are planning a vacation out of state in 2.5 weeks and I am nervous to go away while dealing with this problem. I don't want to be in the middle of a national forest and finding myself with a painful attack. I was hoping my first attack was my last, but from what I read here this is going to be a lifelong thing. So many people here have been hospitalized with this disease. Is that the norm with this disease or more a more uncommon side effect. Other than this new ailment, I am a healthy, very active 67 year old woman. These "colon" events have taken me by surprise. I hope to get some good advice here. Thank you in advance.
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