Hello every one could really do with some support from you all.

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firstly, I have to thank you all for starting this blog, I don't know what I would have done without it! I have never heard of D until three weeks ago when I was taken to hospital with this nasty horrible condition. I spent three days on a drip being pumbed with Metronidazole 400mg and Ciprofloxacin 500mg. these antibiotics seem to be worse than the pain. I have now finished them yesterday and feeling better apart from feeling so weak and tired, is this normal? I don't know which way to turn at the moment and could really do with your info on it all regarding food/drink etc.

Kathy

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    You may still be having some discomfort as your body heals inside and your natural bacteria levels return. Take it gently with your diet for a few weeks, starting with plain foods that are easily digestible. Rest up and get your strength back too. Best wishes.
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      Hello Alexandra. Thank you for your advice,really helpful! Could you help with some diet ideas, I'm finding it hard to put foods together to actually make up a meal? Last night I had 3 small new potatoes with a piece of salmon steak, I did peel the potatos. Then I had a jelly, I'm I on the right path. I am in stage 2 of recovery.

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    Take it easy lots of people take only liquid for a few days after an attack Drink plenty of water and rest up I had a bad attack at Christmas was ill for a week it took me about a month to start feeling better Hope you feel better soon
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      Hi Susan,

      Thanks for posting me. Can you tell me what you did when you had a bad attack at Christmas. Did you have antibiotics handy. I'm thinking of asking my doctor for a emergency supply. I hate the antis they make me really ill but I suppose we have to take them.

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      I should have gone to hospital but it was when they were at busting point. So I spent 4 days in bed went to GP when it opened and took antibiotics. My GP has given me some to keep at home just incase it happens again x
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    Keep to soft foods and drink minimum of 2lts of water a day. They call it a liquid diet. Keep the portions of your food also small. And eat in intervals. This helps your digestive system get a break in between.

    Also, if you feel constipated because this may happen after the antibiotics works out your system use senokot - I was told by my surgeon only to use senokot.

    I do hope you feel better soon. And once you start with fibre again you will feel your energy rise again.

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      Thanks for your post Zeta, everbody is so helpful, you also seem to know what your talking about too. I'm so glad I found this blog! you are so right about the energy thing...I have none at the moment. I will take on board all you have said. All advice is welcome. wink

      Thanks

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    Hi Kathy, I'm not much of a cook, but when I need to revert to plain food I generally go for eggs, fish or chicken. I have potatoes boiled, jacket (remove skins) or mashed with a little milk. As for veg I go for root veg such as carrots, or leafy things like cabbage, or broccoli and cauliflower. All well cooked to aid digestion. I'm not a great pudding type, but have natural yogurt for dessert.

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