Upper stomach cramps/pain bathroom run.

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I was diagnosed with Diverticulosis by CTScan with dye and blood work Jan 2017 anyways since then every time my upper stomach starts cramping and pain and bathroom runs I start antibiotics I had refills on, but my very first attack was sever labor pains non stop right b below navel in the middle there. This morning I had stomach cramps and grayling all over  the top middle of my stomach with bathroom runs does that mean I need antibiotics again and its infection that has spread there I been on antibiotics a lot since 2017. Does anyone else get this and do you start antibiotics right away ? I took temp under arm and it was 96.2  I think you raise that a degree so 97.4 . Can someone reply right away this has me so nervous and scared. I'm sipping pedilyte sp? and black unsweetened tea. Is it every time we get this meaning infection? Share what you do if you ever get this and was diagnosed with diverticulosis (infection) . Thanks

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    No temp - probably no infection - just inflammation which is common.  Rule of thumb is when that happens, to go to a liquid diet for a couple days which should give some relief - then soft diet for awhile until feeling good - then gradually add more food.  You do not want to keep using antibiotics as they will lose their effectiveness, plus can cause other problems.  Be sure to take a probiotic a couple hours before taking an antibiotic (twice a day).  That helps stabilize your intestinal track.  Of course, if pain does not go away or gets worse, and your run a higher temp than normal, then antibiotics would probably be called for.  Have you had a colonoscopy since your first attack?  That is generally the protocol to determine the invasiveness of the diverticulitis and to be sure there is nothing else going on.  

     

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    I had a guy at the nutrition stop tell me to drink Aloe Vera Juice. He said it heals the colon. My attack was 6 weeks ago. I also take a pre biotic daily. I had the severe labor pains in the same spot when I had mine. Liquid diet would also be good. I hope you get some relief.
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      Heather have you tried it, it turns my skin red I'm scared to drink it in case of an unexpected reaction. 

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      I have almost finished one whole bottle. I have definitely noticed a big difference. I purchased it at a nutrition store. It is a liquid that you keep in the fridge.
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    I am not a Dr.  Normal temp is 98.6F.  96-97 suggests normal body temp.  I start worrying when it gets over 100F, and persists over two days.

    Bathroom runs - again tough call.  If you go on Pedilyte it should settle withing 24hrs.  But it could be something else.  It could be bladder infection, it could be a small intestine thing....

    Being on antibiotics is a last option - the more often you are on them, the more your guts gets messed up. You should see your Dr.

     

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    I've had similar pain in my stomach and my GI said I have IBS He said IBS sometimes comes along with diverticulitis and it may or may not go away. GI advised me to use an over the counter medication called IB guard.

    I have had 2 attacks and never ran a fever but the CT scans proved that I had acute diverticulitis. I'd probably go to your doctor or your GI. 

     

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      IBguard is simply oil of peppermint, it relaxes the muscles surrounding the guts. Probably cheaper to buy the generic stuff than IBguard.  Slippery Elm actually makes a gel-like coating, it is very soothing...  Good luck! 
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