I have been suffering on and off since Christmas what can I do

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I was diagnosed in 2016 had a bad flare up at Christmas now it seams I am feeling bloated all the time ether can't go to the toilet or can't stop Its really getting me down I don't know what to eat or not to eat. Can anyone suggest anything x

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    I just found this thread.  Did you find a resolution?  I had the same problem, but had surgery four weeks ago and feeling wonderful!
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      My consultant told me they don't operate unless really bad in the UK I don't know how much longer I can put up with it. I am having a bad day today so can't go out. We're did you have your operation. I am glad it went well and you are feeling ok x

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      Oh so sorry to hear that Susan.  I am in the US and had my surgery 4 weeks ago.  Feeling fab.  I have just posted about my experience before and after surgery.  Let me see if I can find it now.  Not sure it posted.

       

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      Here in the US and in Australia (my previous home), they say if you've had more than 3 diverticulitis attacks in a year, you have to have surgery.  I do know how you must be feeling.  It's awful.  

       

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      What sort of pain are you having? Diverticulitis is not to be mucked around with.  It can be very serious.  Also, how many attacks have you had in the last year or was Christmas your first attack?  Have you been on antibiotics etc?  So sorry for your suffering.
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      Christmas was my first really bad one was put on strong antibiotics. The pain comes and goes i take paracetamol for it if it gets to bad I will go back to GP Thank you for your concern I really appreciate it x
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      I am planning surgery in the next few months.  I have had 6 attacks since June 2016.  I am very nervous about the post op period.  Did you have to have a nasal gastro tube and a catheter?  Having to deal with that stuff makes me more nervous than the surgery because at least I'll be asleep. How long were you in the hospital?

       

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    Susan, I'm having the EXACT same thing! I have no ideal what and what not to eat and it is very very depressing! Sorry I am no help!  I am newly diagnosed too!

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      I know how you feel it's really getting me down. I am afraid to eat certain things just incase it sets me off I stay in most days due to maybe needing toilet. I used to go out everyday before. Thankyou for your post it helps to know there are others out there x

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    Hi Susan,have you tried the Fybogel.its a fiber supplement to take with water ,it helps with constipation and diahroea so regulates your bowel . 
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      The Drs was going to give me some but I have albran every morning so trying that first. I am going to make an appointment to see the Drs in a couple of weeks and talk to them about it. Thankyou for your post.
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      Hi Susan,i found the All Bran hard on my digestion and found the Fybogel better whch is soluble fiber which is easier and better for diverticulosis.It does work better for me
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    I just recommended this to another post. Probiotics help tremendously for the diarrhea. I take Acidophilus which has 2 billion lives cultures. It puts "friendly bacteria" back into your system. You do not need a prescription for it.

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