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Hi I am obese and needed to lose weight so 4 weeks ago started the cambridge diet. After a couple of days of 4 products per day plus pint of milk and over 2 ltres of water per day, felt bloated and pain in lower central abdomen. Was told this could be due to all the nutrients being packed into these products and that it would calm down. My bowel habits changed obviously but never felt empty! Anyway the pain intensified into the r8ght side. I had horrible taste 8n mouth anyway from being on a no carb diet. (Have lost nearly 2 stone in 4 weeks). We nt to gp who sent me immediately to hospital where a very good dr spotted something on my xray and sent for ct scan wh8ch showed diverticulitis. Put me on a drip and started 2 lots of antibiotics ciprox and meta chloprimide. I felt awful on them
I was discharged by surgeon who wants me lose weight! And wants me to have a colonoscopy in 6 weeks. Meanwhile discharged on antibiotics and paracetamol. I didnt know what to do re diet but when desperate had eggs and rice cakes. Tuna and marmite on rice cakes. Did have apples as they settled my tummy. Now back on the cambridge diet day 2 and the central abdo pain is back. I havent had diarrhoea so greatful. In retrospect I did have a bleed but was small and thought it might be my period. Im 56 and still having periods. I also think back and I did have pains before the diet but put it down to toomuch food! The pains today lasted 3 hours this morning after my breakfast shake and for last 3 hours approx after tea time bar. Not sure what to do re diet. Dont want to put weight on. Also is the pain just something I have to put up with? Not feeling nauseous but no appetite. Anyone out there with any advice?
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