First episode of Diverticulitis

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Do you remember anything you ate leading up to your first bout of diverticulitis?  Mine was Kind Bars

 

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    I don't know what I had that started it, but I have had it now for several weeks. Sometimes it eases and I think it's gone and here I am up at 3am when I should be sleeping 😴.

     

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      Perhaps you should see a doctor.  When it first started for me, I just blamed the Kind bars and just waited it out for a few days.  Then I developed a fever in some of the flares and that scared me - realizing it was something more than hard-to-digest fiber.
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    I'm not sure because it can be something I ate a week before not the day before since it takes a while for the inflamation and/or infection to develope.

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      This was my first episode so no flare yet. I am just starting to eat normally and not avoiding anything  since I have no idea why I got it in the first place. Everyone is different and I was told by my doctors the whole don't eat seeds, nuts, etc was debunked in a big research study 2 years ago.

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      I've no idea what has caused mine but the first thing I'm going to stop is Coffee and anything else that's not decaf. I feel sorry anyone who has DID and is suffering as it can drag you down and make you feel rotten.

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      Honesty, I drink a ton of coffee a day and haven't had a flare for a year - just cut out seeds, skins, popcorn, and insoluble fiber.  Good luck.

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      I know it was debunked a few years ago but the main thread running through many posts is nuts, seeds, etc. cause the problems.    My doc also told me to eat everything.  When I try to add back in the things I think cause it, I get another flare up.  I honestly think researchers aren't spending alot of time on this disease and no one really knows what causes it initially and what causes the ongoing flare ups.  As I have said, I cut out all nuts, seeds, skins on veggies and fruit just to see what would happen and I've been flare free for one year.  

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    Linda, it's usually something that is hard and not chewed property.

    For me Its pizza with a very hard crust. Another thing is to stay away from IBuprofen

    as that will irritate your colon. Drink plenty of water. No more flare ups for me.

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      I do chew my food a lot more than I used to and I also stay away from over the counter pain killers as i've read they can contribute to diverticulitis.

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