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I'm 32. I was in the Emergency Department this past Sat night for several hours with severe right sided abdominal pain, suspecting appendicitis. After CT scan, was diagnosed with Diverticulitis. It was the middle of the night, after no sleep, and in terrible pain, so I didn't ask many questions and was't provided with much information. From what I find, right sided Diverticulitis is not all that common? Dr. didn't tell me the extent of what they found and gave me very little information. Was put on Flagyl and Cipro twice daily for 14 days, along with Vicodin and Zofran PRN. Almost 5 days later, still in pain, nauseous, and feel terrible. I'm dizzy all the time and very tired. I had gone back to work after 2 days which I can barely get through the day. I don't know if my ongoing symptoms are more medication related or from the Diverticulitis.
I do have a follow up with my primary Dr. tomorrow, so I can ask more questions, just looking for advise from those who have been in my shoes I guess as to what to expect in the future. Are further tests needed to make sure it clears up? They did not tell me to alter my diet, but had no appetite and did 3 days of liquids and only soft foods after that..Any help or advice is welcomed. Thanks!!!
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