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I have a few questions My very first attack of infection was Jan 2016 I went 10 months without a flare but after that I have had one every other month and I'm sick of antibiotics!  I wanted to know does everyone here take antibiotics every time you get the cramps -twinges - or hurting that doesn't let up for a couple of days? Is it possible to do anything else for the flare to clear up? Some one please again that has had good results with less flares PLEASE tell me what you take and what you eat and do and don't do. I need some reassurance  and hope! Thank you in advance

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    How are the diagnosing you every other month? Maybe you aren’t getting rid of it at all?  I was first diagnosed in sept of 2017. I had another episode in nov one in dec and then one in May. I had iv antibiotics on the hospital but didn’t take any oral as they make me very sick. I haven’t had another bout since May of 2017. I find that you have to react quickly when you start feeling those twinges and switch to a liquid soft diet. I have started juicing, given up milk and only use almond milk which I make myself and stear clear of processed foods. So far so good 
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    Crosado,  I feel your pain.  However, this was my first time being diagnosed with Diverticulitis. I am only 3 and a half weeks into it, but when I try new food, after my liquid/low fiber diet, and I feel it doesn't settle well with my tummy, I go back to what I know works.  Yogurt with probiotic, Apple sauce, water, and white cheeses.  Once my tummy feels better I try something else a gain.  I feel this is going to be a long battle, but it is important to communicate with your Dr. and maybe get a meeting with a nutritionist.

    Good luck.  We are here to support you.

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      Yogurt with probiotic, is plain greek yogurt  good I eat that and when I took robotic pills they made me nauseated and runs.  right now I'm eating green beans mash potatoes  yogurt unsweetened tea mashed sweet potatoes mixed with mashed carrots. Creamy peanutbutter and a little fruit juice (not everyday) jello, apples cause although I hate anything apple and I'm git a few days more on antibiotics for the 3 to 4 time in the last 4 to 6 months!!!! IHATE THIS DISEASE! I have a new patient appointment with doctor My 18th at 11:00 . I get the mucous and blood with stacks with severer  pain! I am beginning to wonder if diet is an issues seems like no matter what eaten it comes back! Depressed in Kentucky! 

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      I felt the same way when I was have recurrent attacks. It’s an awful disease and I have it in my left lower quadrant and in my right upper quadrant so surgery means removing my intestine. I refuse to do that so I am doing everything I can. The turning point for me was finding a probiotic that made me have a good BM every day. I truly believe that’s the only thing that has turned this around. 
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      PWK you honestly had close flares like me too ? I'm scared to death! What kind of probiotic   are you on and how often do you take it? Hows your diet like  what do you eat? ANY help would be MORE than appreciated. 

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      What probiotic do you take that keeps you moving? I take a probiotic but have to also take Benefiber. I would rather just do a probiotic that accomplishes both.

      Thank you!

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      I had my first one in sept 2016 then another in Nov, another in dec. The last one put me on the hospital for three days on IV antibiotics. I did better until May 2017 and had another bout which again landed me in the hospital for three days. They told me at that point surgery was my only option but in my case I have left and right sided so surgery is not an option as far as O am concerned. I decided to revamp everything. Started juicing, taking benefiber three times a day, and found a great probiotic called 1MD complete probiotics. I am very careful about eating small meals and trying to stay away from anything fried. I also found milk and bread were problems for me so I started making my own almond milk and I stay away from bread as much as possible. I travel a lot for my job so eating can be a challenge but the minute I start feeling like something is going on I go back to just juice, eggs and potatoes and soft veggies. I also found from this site a tea called diverticulitis tea. You can get in on amazon and I find it calms down any discomfort when I first start feeling any issues. It’s a constant struggle and a very depressing condition but I am determined not to have surgery. 

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      Crosado8,  Please don't get depressed with this.  Getting depressed allows this disease to win.  Don't let it win.   I understand how depressing it can be. I was just diagnosed with this disease and from what I have heard talking to a nutritionist, a poor diet can cause flairs.  I would highly suggest talk to your local nutritionist who can help you come up with a plan.  Have you looked into the Mediterranean diet?  my nutritionist said that is the best diet out there for this disease, but it will be a slow process getting to that nutrition as you have to introduce one food at a time to see if your tummy can handle it.

      I hope this helps. Please don't get discouraged. We are here to help you.

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      I'm going to look up the Mediterranean diet thanks for sharing it and I copied and pasted the email from georgie82565 to my note pad so I can remember what all she said and share to refer back too. I don't know whats the best probiotic to try again,  does everyone on the list take them? Does everyone here take laxatives .

      Is Cream of Wheat okay?  Oatmeal? I don't have my upper teeth right now so its hard on the chewing deal. 

      Important  question: Does anyone on here get stomach cramps and its NOT be infection ?  NOW with such scare I have as soon as cramps start I'm grabbing antibiotics. 

      Even though the diverticulisis is low can it cause upper stomach pains/cramps too or would that be from something else?

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      I can't eat Cream of Wheat yet. but was able to in the hospital.  The Dr.s said it is more of a full liquid diet so it should be ok.  I wouldn't try oatmeal yet, specially if your tummy is not feeling well.  Yes, your upper stomach can be painful/cramps too.  Your large intestine, where the Diverticulas reside go along the left, upper and right side of your stomach.  I currently have pain and discomfort there.  I do not take a laxative cause I drink plenty of water; however, I am not going to the restroom as often as I was before. Partly cause i don't have anything in my system to come out, besides liquid and white read.  So, therefore, I am not sure what is really going on.  i am waiting to talk to my Dr. on the 16th.  I will then post what probiotic she recommends.  Good luck!

       

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      What does the juicing mean like juice  raw veggies?  What juice as far as fruit juice do you drink? Can I buy that probiotics online? I am allergic to so much I was afraid to try the tea. How do you eat your eggs, scramble, fried, boiled, poached? 
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      I will add anything that I feel with help other people out to this discussion board.  I hope other people will do the same.
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