Too many soft bowel movements after treatment for Diverticulitis. Help!

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I just finished my medications for diverticulitis. Cipro & Metronidazole. I am using the restroom 6-8 times a day. How can I get back to normal? Help!

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    It takes time for your bowels to calm down after an infection.  I would encourage you to move to a low-residue diet for a week or so and then slowly add in foods with fiber until you can tolerate a high fiber diet.

    I found that drinking a lot of bone broth was a good start.  I began with white rice, applesauce, bananas and white toast were good.  Then I began adding in boiled chicken bits, followed by overcooked green beans.  Slowly I began having more normal bowel movements and fewer bathroom visits.

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    Probiotics do help alot. I take culturelle. It takes time. Hope you are back to normal soon. I have been on the low residue diet for awhile now. Seeing Surgeon tomorrow.

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    I took the same antibiotics as you it takes about 5 days to get them out of your system white rice and toast helped drink lots of fluids to prevent dehydration I was on the toilet at least once a hour so feel blessed that it's not worse drink chicken broth and good luck

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    Hi there,

    OOOH! I know that feeling, not nice at all. I take probiotics and stick to low fibre diet until things settle.

    White bread and other low residue foods. I am going through exactly the same right now but low residue diet is starting to work.

    All the best!

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    Do you find it can take many weeks to slowly improve, or would you expect a quick improvement?
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