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Ok, so earlier last week, I had posted that I had a very bad attitude regarding medication and treatment for my millionth episode of diverticuliis. I had previously stated that I flat out refuse to take meds this time. I meant it at the time... and was feeling pretty empowered for a few days... but alas... good old diverticulitis is really really wearing me down. I don't feel well, I have fevers, I have bloating, and general feeling of unwellness. I have OOODLES upon OOODLES of medications in my closet... but the last prescription was for Levaquin. I have heard many scary terrible stories about this medication, which is why it's chillin on my nightstand instead of in my belly. I can't go back to my doc with complaints, because honestly, I haven't followed their medical advice at all this time. I am so so so tired of living like this. I am sooooo tired of meds and pills and iv's and pain and bloating and fevers... it's a never ending cycle. However... through this experiment on my own body, I do feel that the diverticulitis is progressing this time unchecked... My question is.... would you guys just go ahead and start the med even though every single review has horrifying side effects? OR- would you bite the bullet and go back to GI for yet another CAT scan to see how bad it has gotten?..... I have already been told that a surgical consult is in order for bowel resection consideration...but that's weeks away. Suddenly, .... i'm not so "big and bad" with an S on my chest today....:-(
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