Is their no light at the end of the tunnel

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I'm getting lower and lower with this diverticulitis, mine started in October with pain on the left side like I've never experience in my life, had antibiotics loads blood test poke and prods it went after two weeks the problem or the problem I have is I have all symptoms just not the pain, I am waiting for hospital appointment to se specialist at moment but the symptoms have never left me

Day in day out I have nausea lost a stone pressure on left headaches on and off feeling fatigue and generally unwell I'm on fybogel and doctor given Mr spansmonal tablets just one day off is like wishing for a miracle, gets me down just want a normal day and to have a cuppa with feeling sick would be good to...

Is their no end to this will I ever be normal again?

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    Hello Bethia,

    You WILL get through this. I understand you have been suffering for a long time. I got off fairly lightly as I got Diverticulitis just over 3 weeks ago today and am still constipated but don't have the horrible pain like I had.

    Are you drinking plenty of water? Are you taking Acidophillus probiotics?? Aloe vera capsules?

    I read that ginger tea and especially peppermint tea or capsules do WONDERS for nausea and bowel issues. 

    Maybe try some tea?

    We're all in this together, it will get better, sometimes it just takes quite a long time for our poor old bowels to heal.

    Huge hugs you are not alone xx

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    Hi Bethia59893,

    Sorry to hear you are feeling unwell. I can't say if it will end but mine comes and goes, at the moment it's here and has been for quite a while. I take Fybogel as well and tablets to stop acid, as well as my other medication.

    When I have pain I take soluble Paracetamol to help with the side and back ache which wakes me up during the night. If you have pain have you tried heat to see if that helps ?

    I have a TENS machine which I use when it's bad and I find that helps me. If anyone else has tried TENS does it work for you ?.


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    Bethia, I have suffered from Diverticulitis attacks since 2014.  It seems to me that it affects sufferers in many different degrees and there is no one answer to this horrible disease.  Even the doctors have no sure answers only advice, and we are all different.  My last attack came on suddenly with excruciating pain and nausea, I was bed-ridden for a week.  Fortunately, it passes but I await the next attack with trepidation.  I am going on holiday in a couple of weeks but am terrified that it will come out of the blue, stop me going on holiday or occuring during the holiday.  I always take anti-biotics with me but this last attack floored me.
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      Thank you you and all for your replays I'm grateful,

      Yes I do take pro biotics and paracetamol's sometimes peppermint oil capsule or tea I think I have tried everything, got my hot water bottle ready for tonight, I do try my best working through it just some days seem so difficult to do, its a lovely sunny day seems I've missed it again as needed a mother laydown, trying to get myself at least half well for work Monday, another hurdle for another time I guess,

      This is a terrible thing to contend with but their is no choice but to battle through I guess, hope your all feeling a awful lot better soon

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      Hope the hot water bottle works for you and that you feel better for Monday.

      Have ago at Peppermint tea I find that works for me, and it's not that bad 😟

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      At this moment in time I will try anything and their not much else I can think of, my hotwater bottle is on my tummy legs up with a hot chocolate that I'm not supposed to drink but it sure taste nice ,

      A little comfort go a long way redshifts.

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      That's a intreasting read, it say to have permission from doctor first, don't think that's a problem I've looked it up on Amazon to and see Lloyd's chemist do one, think I might pay them a visit on Monday redshift.

      Thank you

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