Slippery Elm

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Now on week 6 of diverticulitis (2 back to back), and thus two rounds of antibiotics (ended 2 weeks ago). Still really sensitive, still crampy (especially in the morning), and lots of slightly bloody mucus-poop. I've been trying enzymes with each meal for about 5 days now, does not seem to help much.  I've been taking probiotics throughout the entire ordeal, again does not seem to help much.  I've tried re-introducing some fiber, some boiled eggs, boiled meats, does not seem to make a difference one way or the other. I've decided to give slippery elm a try: is anyone else using this, and is it helping ?

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    I am sorry you are having so much trouble.  I am glad you asked about slippery elm.  I see it come up in lots of information about diverticulitis but I have not tried it nor know anyone who has.  I will be following this to see what kind of answers you get.

    Hang in there!

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    I have been taking slippery elm for the last 2 months, once a day but also I am taking so many things, 2 probiotics 2 hours after the antibiotics, aloe Vera juice, coconut water, ensure fir proteins, my nutritionist just mentioned Juven , it is powder and needs to be mixed in cold water, twice a day. Juven is from the same makers of Ensure, includes collagen protein, a protein shown to increase the rate of wound healing.  Orange is my flavor.
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      Are any of these helping? I have been dealing for 5 months now. Diagnosed Severe Diverticulosis with IBS and now SIBO. All diets are diff for each . It’s so hard for me to figure out what to eat. Have lost 40 lbs.  I see a lot of these supplements come up in ads. But do they work? 
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      I was diagnosed in Feb 2018 with Diverticulitis and abscess, did a month of antibiotics And also developed anxiety and panic attacks. So now after many tests that’s my diagnosis.
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    Please try to write down everything that you eat and drink every day. You will know what works for you after while. We are all different. I am trying to heal before my surgery on July 31.
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    Slippery elm has truly helped me, I swear by it. I was having terrible attacks every 4 to 6 months, my last was almost a year ago when once again I had to take the usual antibiotics with their horrible side effects. Since then I have had 2 mini attacks where I did not need the antibiotics. I hope that it works for you.

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    Hi . Did you find slippery elm help. I'm at a loss. Am taking cbd oil. Probiotics. Now slippery elm. This blood and mucus and loose poo s getting me down! Antibiotics are bad side effects. This DD just seems to go on and on And on !!! Any help would be appreciated.

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