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I have gone thru 2 attacks of Diverticulitis in the past year, treated with 10 days Cipro and Flagyl, all liquid diet and then BRAT diet and light solids. I am traveling overseas until October, and do not want to go to a foreign GI specialist for a colonoscopy. All my blood and stool tests were fine after the last Diverticulitis bout 3 months ago, before I started travel. . But I have constant diarrhea, and lost 20--25 lbs, otherwise fine. I am so stressed and afraid of sudden diarrhea attacks I don't know what to eat anymore, so I eat very little. Trial and error food at this point. No red meat, raw fruit or veggies (I could kill for a salad), no alcohol, no dairy products, no eggs, no lactose-free yogurt even, boiled potatoes and grilled fish mostly, but in small quantities. I am so afraid to even go out that I have started smoking unfortunately. Diet coke seems to be ok but maybe not, I am desperate. But need to wait until October to see a GI specialist when back in the US?
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