Symptoms of Acute Diverticulis- Please Share Yours

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My very first attack was Jan 23, 2017 I woke up at 2:00AM to the most horrid pain below belly buttom that contiued all night and day non stop! At about 8:00 AM I went to bathroom to find a bloody mucos discharge I knew then something was wrong went to ER had the ct scan w/dye and tons of blood work and bowel and urine sample CT SCAN confirmed Diverticulis and white blood was a little over 11,000 What I like to know is other peoples first Acute attack requiring medical attention. Also does each and everytime we have to do these horrid antibotics? Plus does anyone know of an all naturtal approach to take when infected and white blod cell gets high showing infection. I know when better to start the metamucil and watch my diet. Why is it we can't have choclate or caffiene I LOVE dark chocolate or carbonated water it was on my paper work from hosiptal but didnt say why it just said advoid. By sharing this really helps us all.   Thanks

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    That's interesting about the chocolate, I have begun to wonder if chocolate is a problem for me.  Just before my last attack three weeks ago, I was eating a lot of chocolate left over from Christmas.

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    Funny that I had some chocolate last week, now you got me thinking
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      Says advoid chocolate I didn't think it meant chocolate pudding and I had one a litttle bit ago and after eating it it says chocolate and cocoa I thought oh no it had cocoa in it but I already ate it 😒 Lynn or Beth which one of you all went to ER and have your blood work done and given antibiotic was your treatment for 7 days?

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      I have low blood sugar anyways and this antibiotic just caused me a bad one and it kept dropping finally got it to 103 according to my blood monitor The symptoms are so scary I thought I was not going to get threw that one and then panic and anxiety sets in and you have double symptoms sometimes I have to have some else to open something for me because of shaking too bad .
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      Yes me, I get it and still got it.

      Everyday all day long until the diverticulitis has gone at this present moment in time I had it down to twice a day till I had my antibiotics which whooped it back up to all day it comes with every flare up for me, I just try to ignore it which is hard to do. But I have never been sick

      I do have travel sickness tablets to fall back on but they were given to me for my lupus but I haven't taken any so far can't say I've not thought about it mond

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      So Beth you do get the nauseate? What antibiotics are you taken now and how long ?
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      Have been on metronidazole from Thursday but stopped it today due to the side effects I am calling doctors tomorrow to see if they can prescribe a different one as this one screwed my head up and made me pass out.something diverticulitis don't do

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      Girl, I stopped that nasty metronidazole antibotic too!!  Are you still taking the other one and what is it?
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    My sister will have a flat out huge flare after eating dark chocolate.
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      I ate ALOT of 80 % dark organic chocolate bar with ginger ! This stuff has be in a horrible panic !! Tomorrow if the antibiotic don't floor my blood sugar again I'm going to try the met fiber drink for first time it says if you allergic don't do it but if you never cranked it before you don't know if you are or not ! Is there anything hypoallergenic fiber drink ?

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      what does Husk mean?  Can you give me a actual name . What stool softner do you use as well since I can't have ex-lax its made out of chocolate

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      Here in the UK its called Fybogel,dont know what its called elsewhere but you can get it from Amazon ,it comes in plain ,orange and lemon flavour, they come in little sachet,you mix it in a tumbler of water and drink it straight down once or twice a day after breakfast and dinner,its been a life saver for me,it regulates you so it helps with constipation and diarrhea.It will take a few days so give it time ,you wont be dissapointed.You dont need anything else like a softner.good luck and stay healthy.
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      My doc prescribed me laxido its like orange flavour but I've been following a few people on here and sing praises of fibogel so when I see my doc this morning I'm asking for fybogel or metamucil,

      And returning my antibiotics as side effects are bad

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      Psylliym husks.. sugar and gluttern free. The brand is Konsyl. I use Col-rite stool softner.
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      Bethia get on psyllium husk asap. Take twice per day 2 teaspoons in 12 ounces of water. You must speed up your bowels and get the waste moving out of your colon on a regular basis. Once you do this you will no longer experience flare up. Only downside is you're going to the bathroom more often.

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      Try the sugar free psyllium products. Start taking it twice per day in 12 ounces of water and you will stop the diverticulitis in its tracks.
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      Yvonne I see your taking the psyllium husk and it's working for you. Congrats and let us all know if you have anymore flare ups after being on it.

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      Hi there, i take Fybogel which is slightly different to Metamucil which is Psyllium ,Fybogel is made up of Isphaghula husk and i find it better for me,i used to take Lepicol which is Psyllium and it did help alot but my doc said to try the Fybogel which i now take morning and night after food,i have been feeling great now for about 3 months,i do go to the loo at least once a day sometimes twice but im sure thats whats needed,i do make my own yoghurt and i take Slippery Elm everyday.I also felt sick with no appetite for along time and lost alot of weight but everything has settled down now after  i started on the Fybogel.Hope his all helps.This forum is so much more help than what the medical profession is although my doc and the nurses at my GPs are very good.
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      Morning 52331

      I'm on the fybogel now and it has made a great improvement thanks for advice, my tummy still has twinges from time to time, and then the neasea I found the peppermint oil capsules helped but it seems to take forever to get back to normal im coming up to four weeks it seems to come in little waves of tummy twings and nausea, it be nice to get a clear day.

      Anyway nice to chat to you again hope your having a good day

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