I'm new to this thing called Diverticulitis :(

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PLEASE HELP, I was diagnosed with D 4yrs ago, had a bad flare up, spent the night at the hospital on IV antibodies and was fine 48 hrs later.  2 yrs ago had another bad flare and again antibiotics worked.  I'm a 54 yr old male in good shape. Eat anything I want but eat fairly healthy.  Here is my deal, my stomach always feels queesy, don't really have an appitite or anything.  Has anyone else that has D experienced these feelings before?  

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    Hi Albert

    I am confused. Have you had this feeling for 2 years or just recently?

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      My last flare up J was 2 yrs ago but for the last 12 months I always walk around with this unsettled stomach...no really pain just this constant bloating uneasy feeling and weather it's related to Diverticulitis or not. My diet never changes and I eat fairly healthy...I just joined this group today and looking for advice.

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    Hi Albert

    I get it too sometimes, have dd for past three years, try motillium for the nausea

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      I've had the same issues but for only 5 months now. It's all about diet, I'd get blood work done and cat scan along with stool tests check for candida or parasite, any bugs in tummy. I had all this done and found out I have diverticulitis induced IBS and SIBO. I'm on antibiotics again for the SIBO. You have to really watch and record what you eat. What foods trigger the tummy aches. I'm still on low format diet and adding little fiber at a time. But just to be safe I'd get tested.

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      The DD and antibiotics really mess with the gut flora and can cause other complications. It takes a while for things to settle. But 12 months is a long time. Take vitamins and probiotics drink lots water. And get tests done ok. Hope you feel better soon .
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    Find out about SIBO

    Check out an article on the website the seven signs that your ibs may be SIBO

    Of course you diagnosed four yrs ago w D but antibiotics can do wonders on the gut ... good luck...

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    Hi Albert. Sounds similar to me - I went to hospital about 10 months ago with bad abdo pain, spent a couple of night s in there on painkillers and anti-biotics, they did a CT scan and said it 'could' be diverticulitis, and said I should have a colonoscopy when things settle down. I went to my local GP and he said it was up to me if I do the colonoscopy, so I chose not to. then about 3 weeks ago I had the same abdo pain - probably more intense this time, back to hospital again and same thing. they were a bit more certain it was diverticulitis this time and I've just come back from the GP who said I should get a colonoscopy this time in a couple of weeks once the bowel has settled down. Im 46, keep in pretty good shape and have no other health issues. Very frustrated that I may have something that may prevent me from eating/drinking what I want and I'm a bit anxious about it all to be honest.... I hope your feeling better anyway - did you have a colonoscopy..??

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      Vass, 2 yrs ago I had colonoscopie and found that yes I have Diverticulitis. Going to the Dr this morning so wish me luck pleasesmile
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      Hi Albert, make sure your Dr runs blood work, stool labs for Candida, parasites and other bacteria or bugs, get Cat Scan with dye. Then colonoscopy. Also ask for a breath test for SIBO. Do you have a good GI Dr? If not you might have to find one. For now you might want to go on a liquid diet to rest colon. Then go by low FodMat diet till you get answers. Good luck today. Hope all goes well. 👍

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