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Hi guys. It’s been a while!
I was diagnosed with right sided diverticulitis by a CT scan in April. Took antibiotics for a month. Had a colonoscopy in June that showed a single diverticulum in my cecum (right colon) but no residual diverticulitis.
After all that, my pain and discomfort have never completely gone away. Still feel occasional pinched and dull ache in my right lower abdomen, as well as burning sensations in my right groin and hip and aching in my back. A GI doc ordered a gallbladder ultrasound which was negative. He then diagnosed me with post-infectious IBS. Flares seem to have more to do with physical activity than with anything I eat. Dicyclomine and Tramadol help a little, but the pain never fully goes away.
For the past 3 days the pain and discomfort have intensified, possibly triggered by a veggie burger I ate but I can’t be sure. It’s so upsetting and anxiety-inducing. Is this what it’s going to be like forever? I am 5 months out from my initial diagnosis and have only felt normal for a handful of days since then.
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