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Posted: 06/11/20 08:05pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have been diagnosed with Diverticulitis early stages in one region of my bowels I have Diverticulosis in the rest of the digestive tact.
I have sever pain and mostly burning in rectum and ***** and area between it.
They said at the ER on Monday and in Urology today that the Diverticulitis is why.
Tow antibiotics Amoxicllian and another one that starts with an M. That one is dangerous they said and alcohol has to be avoided and some other things or there could be even deadly.
I have Oxycontin for pain in my back and now this too. I do not want to get hooked on it but the pain is really bad
The antibiotics course will end the 26th.
Is there anyone here who can offer advice and how this condtion goes and how to live with it and if anything can be done about it.
I have not seen a GI Doctor yet and it takes an appointment down the road.

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Just Google the diagnosis and ONLY trust web sites like WebMD, Johns- Hopkins, Mayo Clinic, etc. for your findings.


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Google "Low Fodmap Diet Chart" and see what you can eat. About the same as IBS diet. Diet helps and reduces flareups.


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My Dad lived and RV'd all his life with diverticulitis. Once you get healed, you should be able to be asymptomatic with proper diet. But if I were you, I would find a good GI doctor and have him/her treat your illness. My dad did not have to take anything for infection or pain after he was healed and if he stayed away from his triggers. Much like any other chronic illness.

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I had a bad case of it a few years ago and a few flare ups since. As mentioned, change in diet is your best long term solution. I lost 25 lbs after the first incident and I think that was a big factor in not having reoccurrences. I don’t avoid any specific foods but mostly cutting out carbs (reducing but not eliminating) seems to help for me.


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flush the oxy

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Perhaps try medical marijuana. You can take gel caps. I agree on losing the Oxys.


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Having had what my Dr thought was Diverticulitis I went thru a few rounds of stuff,finally got to see a real GI Dr.

I was surprised that he said to start with no drugs but to first try over the counter things first and see if it helped and if not he would get more into it,he also gave me a handout on foods to avoid and ones that were ok.

First off he gave some samples of IB Gard and also to use Citrucel once a day,it is a good fiber source with no gas.

I started with 2 tabs of IBgard 30 min before each meal.Within a week almost symptoms were gone,returned to Dr then went to just 2 tabs before supper and have been good since then.

I am not a Dr but as you asked for any advice that may help,you might ask your GI Dr about this,all I can say it worked for me,good luck.


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Definitely agree with a change in diet AND seeing a GI Doctor. Diet can cure the worst cases, I know. I was diagnosed with Hashimoto's with a failing Thyroid and high antibodies in it. My Thyroid doctor advised me to go on an anti-inflammatory diet and I did. My thyroid stabilized and I lost over 20 lbs. I'm much happier and feel so much better.


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Posted: 06/12/20 11:20am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Ed_Gee wrote:

Just Google the diagnosis and ONLY trust web sites like WebMD, Johns- Hopkins, Mayo Clinic, etc. for your findings.


Add Medlineplus.gov - Diverticulosis/Diverticulitis to the above list. Clear, understandable, have passed the quality checks of the National Library of Medicine. Everything from basic to referrals to experts and more technical material. No advertising.

Medlineplus.gov also has a section on drugs and supplements. Read the materials supplied by your pharmacist and also read what you find here. https://medlineplus.gov/druginformation.html


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