My diverticular disease

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I am new to this site. I was diagnosed with diverticulitis around 8 years ago, I have had around three bouts since then, this one is really bad. I have left sided pain terrible backache nausea and constipation and diahorrea. Does anyone else have these symptoms? Liz

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    Mine is low level. Very mild feeling of a stich on left side. Some days / weeks no pain at all. Been like this for approx 2 years. Two flare ups lasting just 60 seconds each in the last month. These co insided with going on Paleo diet / lifesyle. So no meat, chicken, fish and dairy. Just plant foods and fruit. Lost 10 kilos so not sure if this triggered flare ups. Have gone off flax seeds and crushed nuts in diet as Doc says they may have contributed to flare up. Some say they won't. Have also started drinking water before and after dinner so hopfully this helps with smooth stools. Good luck.

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      I was advised not to eat seeds or nuts they get cought up in the diverticula. I loved nuts but haven't had them since last year. So many things I can't eat that I enjoy. Ice cream salad beef lasagne tomatoes tomato soup to name but a few I think I have had DD for years but didn't know what it was

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    Welcome. I do I have it at the moment just ridding through it I am having soup and lots of water for today. I think I ate something yesterday hope you feel better soon x
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    firsy bout was @ 3 months ago. Lower belly pain from hip to hip still there. Annoying when bending or putting on shoes. Still a little bloating and at times increased urination.No other symptoms. Trying to eat right and drink water. Doing yoga and walking. Not eating as many nuts, seeds, or popcorn as I used to. Also trying to cut down on meat. Will eat high fiber cereal every morn and yougurt. Might try a probiotic. Your systems are still messed up and you need to find out whats up. 
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      When I saw my consultant she just gave me a website for wind not helpful at all. I do take a mabevarin tablet before I eat and a probiotic drink everyday I just think it's me I am afraid of setting a flare of I keep trying to add my usual food back into my diet but it seams to set it off. Are in the U.K. Or USA

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      I am staying in Spain at the moment but I am from the uk, my problem is the language barrier, trying to explain in pigeon Spanish what my symptoms are. I was quite scared a couple of days ago couldn't stand up straight as the pain was so bad, it then eases off and comes back again. I have taken buscopan for the wind but it's not doing much good. My stomach sounds like someone is moving furniture around!!

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    I have them all! It is horrible. Do u take antibiotics? I find a heating pad on my back helps with the pain.
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