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I was diagnosed with suspected diverticulitis 10th Feb this year. Had pain like I've never had before all in lower left stomach. Had constipation which I don't get and fever. Pain so bad I couldn't take a deep breath or laugh or walk well or move basically!
Was given 7 days of co-amoxiclav and co codamol, they nearly kept me in hospital.
The pain went only a few days ago and now I only get pain very Occasionally if I take a deep breath.
After much perusal on these boards I decided to try fybogel and 3 billion acidophilus tablets. I started these last Saturday, 3 days ago.
Fybogel overnight made it softer although bulkier but easier to go. However today I am constipated and it's a huge huge strain to try and go. I know I'm not supposed to strain.
Does anyone have any advice for me?
I eat a very high fibre diet as I'm on slimming world. Eat tons of fruit and veg and whole grain. So I cannot understand why I have this? I had the pain very mildly occasionally at Christmas so I know its Diverticulitis, plus my mum and dad have had it.
Could it be too much fibre that has caused this? Should I quit the fybogel altogether?? Docs have given me no advice as they're not 100% sure it is diverticulitis as I'm only 31 they say. I'm sure it is.
Or should I carry on taking the fybogel?
I'm much better I just want to do the right thing so I don't get ill again. It was horrendous as you all know.
Sorry this is so long! Thank you in advance xx
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