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Hi, I am new to this forum, but have been reading others experiences of this horrible condition. I was diagnosed with diverticular disease in august, having been admitted to hospital following infection. I didn't know what was going on with myself. I had been to the doctors who thought it might be a uti. He had seen me back in march with the same symptoms. Trimethoprim seemed to help but I never felt fully well. Got home from the doctors in august and spent the weekend unable to get off the floor, felt so fluey and had been sick. Anyway, back to now. This time I still felt generally unwell but with a lot more chronic back and lower abdomen pain. I am so worried as when I was admitted to hospital I didn't realise how acutely unwell I was (I had a c.r.p. level of 320 in my blood test. I am so worried and anxious, because it sometimes feels as though my bowel is going to burst. I have a fear, perhaps an irrational one, of having a perforated bowel (like a lady on my ward did), or worse getting peritonitis. Am I being stupid? or could it just be that this horrible thing completely effects you mentally as well as physically.
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