Hospitalized with severe Diverticulitis

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I was having horrible abdominal pain since last Sunday and thought I had a flu bug. I've been diagnosed with Diverticulitis before but never hospitalized. CT scan with contrast showed severe inflammation in the sigmoid colon. I have been pumped full if IV antibiotics since I got into a room at 5:00am Saturday (I got here at 11:00 pm Friday). I am taking occasional pain killers but I wanted to be awake for visits yesterday. I finally slept last night and I woke up this morning crying my eyes out. I'm worried. I'm drinking a ton and my urine is dark yellow. I have pain every time I eat anything and I'm not on a restricted diet in here. I had severely low potassium as well and have been wearing a heart monitor and they out me in a cardiac floor. I am also having magnesium in my I've because that was low as well. I feel like I'm going nuts in here. I took some Miralax early Friday and was able to have a small bowel movement after not having one for several days and not I haven't had one since. I also have a hiatal hernia, gerd, and Barrett's esophagus so it's hard to pick the foods. I miss my kids. I keep on panicking and painkillers just cause constipation. Thanks for listening.

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    You poor thing. I was in hospital for a week just before Xmas. I have same problem as you. Iv antibiotics make me feel lousy but I can  tolerate them, the ones you take orally., they make me so sick.  I cannot eat or drink. Keep us posted. 
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      I am home. I just took my night time dose of medicine. I ate some bland chicken which I hope stays down. This has been a lot worse than last time. I'm not even sure what caused it. I don't remember eating anything out of the ordinary. I don't know how long it's been coming on. Thank you all for your support and comments. I appreciate you all.

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      Hi Kim

      Glad you are home. I was in hospital last week with the same .

      I've only managed to eat jacket potato and dry toast all week .

      The antibiotics do knock you about . I still feel yucky .

      Hope you feel better soon.

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      Aw poor you so sorry to hear what you have been though, and so hope you are feeling better, please keep us posted, this is really a horrible disease DD, just wish That their becames a cure, Drs don,t seem to no much about it,what to eat, is my problem, so as not getting a flare up, like myself the only help ive had is this wonderful forum and all the people that suffer too,take care get well soonx
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      I've been eating toast too but my stomach still hurts. Are jacket potatoes instant where you just add water?

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