UST gotten over diver and now got severe diarrhea.

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    I had diver two days free from symptoms but now got severe diarrhea. I started to go back to wheat. Do u think it mite be that or does anyone think its diver infection still? Finished antibiotics on Sunday

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    If you've been free of pain, fevers, chills it's unlikely to still be diverticulitis.  It's more likely residual side effects from the antibiotics, or that your insides have not yet settled down.  This disease does knock the stuffing out of them (literally - pardon the pun!!).  Did you go straight back onto your usual diet or did you overload on fibre?  Either could have triggered the runs.  Did you have a wheat/gluten intolerance before?  If not, it's unlikely to be that.  Suggest for the time being you stick to a bland low fibre diet until things settle down, then slowly reintroduce soluble fibre, but keep a diary of what you eat.  It should help you identify problem foods.

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      Thanku so much. I have been cutting out wheat totally out for 3 months as I found it helped my bad constipation a lot. But started to have it every day lately including when I was on antibiotics. I was on a liquid diet last week for 4 days then felt my poo was getting back to normal yesterday but today I'm awful! Am burning up now but Havant got the diver pain anymore. Just cramps. I have fibromyalgia which makes things worse. Do u think I cud take dirolyte?

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    I think you should stick to wheat free products - there are plenty on the market.  If you are running a temperature you need to speak to a doctor, in case the infection is back.  That is also the opportunity to ask about diarolyte - as it depends on how much fluid you have lost with the runs.  Also you need to be sure nothing clashes with any medication you take for fibromyalgia.  Ibuprofen and aspirin are not recommended for people with Diverticular Disease as they ban cause stomach bleeding.
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      Hi many thanks for your advice. I ran doctor in the end and shes having more antibiotics sent out. She thinks I still have infection. Seems to be taking its toll on me this time as don't normally get this bad diarehha and cramps! Like u say I will stay on wheat free as it cudve bin that as well that's not helped! Why do we all suffer so much! Thanku x

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      Unfortunately the runs and cramps are a common symptom of an infection.  During a couple of my flares I was literally rolling on the ground crying with the pain.  The nurse at my practice was both a mother and had DD and said the swamping cramping pains were like childbirth, but actually worse.  (I'm childless).  I now take Mebeverine but only if I suspect the cramping pains are starting.  That's also when I go back on fluids only for a few days.  It can take weeks to get over an attack - the drugs are very strong and it takes time after the course is finished for "normal service" to resume!!  In my case it was almost a year before the pain subsided to the occasional niggle as I had 3 attacks in quick succession after having been free for over 2 years.  I'd only had 3 attacks in 14 years prior to that.  That's when I joined the Forum, which really helped me. 

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      Thanku felinia. Know how u felt! Do u know if I can take lopermine tablets with antibiotics?
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