Still have diverticulitis infection
Damon

Laredo, TX

#43 Nov 14, 2011
Georga, Thank you for the quick response. I am sitting here at work staring at the egg sandwich with whole wheat bread that my wife made me this morning. I am now only going to eat the egg part. That makes me feel better and I think I have been bad latly, as far as diet, but I will take your advise and take it much more slowly.
Georgia

United States

#44 Nov 14, 2011
Hi Damon,
The easiest fiber foods that I would start out with are the soluble fibers such as oatmeal, applesauce and brown rice. Oat bran is wonderful, with more fiber and protein than oatmeal. I eat it every morning. Whole wheat bread is not a good fiber to start out with if you are still sore. It is really important to get your gut healed before you rush back to the fiber. Good luck
Tiff

Belleville, IL

#45 Feb 24, 2012
This is my second time of having this thae last time was over six months ago and I cam on antibiodics. I am going to completely stop eating fast food and soda, but I am wondering if I will always have issues
Gillian

Greenock, UK

#46 Feb 25, 2012
Tiff, once you have diverticular 'pouches' in your colon, there is nothing that will get rid of them except surgical resection of the bowel. Therefore, you will always have to consider the condition where your diet is concerned in order to minimize the chance of another attack.

Some people go on to make a complete recovery and they are no longer bothered with DD. On the other hand, some people are bothered by it a lot and can have frequent attacks.
Teena

Pavilion, NY

#47 May 21, 2012
I am home from a 4 day stay in the hospital, after a trip to the ED. They did a CT Scan, it showed a 2cm air pocket outside my colon. The pain in my lower left side was severe, but as soon as what appeared to be an abcess, broke, the pain was gone. I have had bleeding and burning sensation. I am on 7 days treatment of Cipro and Flagyl. I have to eat crackers with them because of tummy upset. The bleeding is worrisome, but has subsided some. I am wondering if anyone had bleeding and burning continue after antibiotic treament?
Rose

North Hampton, NH

#48 May 21, 2012
Teena wrote:
I am home from a 4 day stay in the hospital, after a trip to the ED. They did a CT Scan, it showed a 2cm air pocket outside my colon. The pain in my lower left side was severe, but as soon as what appeared to be an abcess, broke, the pain was gone. I have had bleeding and burning sensation. I am on 7 days treatment of Cipro and Flagyl. I have to eat crackers with them because of tummy upset. The bleeding is worrisome, but has subsided some. I am wondering if anyone had bleeding and burning continue after antibiotic treament?
Has anybody discussed surgery with you? Sounds like you are getting into some dangerous territory. I had infection that continued after antibiotic treatment, and abscess. Never had bleeding. My GP sent me to a surgery after my 3rd infection in 4 months. They said that was enough to warrant surgery. I am currently 4 wks postop and could not be happier to have this worry behind me. My colon was a complete mess, adhered to everything, balled up, infected, and with abscesses. All of that after yet another 2 wks of Cipro/Flagyl finished 2 days prior to surgery. I hope you feel better soon. This is an awful disease.
Gillian

Stoke-on-trent, UK

#49 May 23, 2012
Teena, bleeding is quite common with DD. I take it that you are talking about passing small amounts of blood when you have your bowels open, not copious amounts.

I passed blood like that regularly for about a year before my resection, It was always worse just before and during an attack.

However, after saying this, any blood from the back passage needs investigating by your doctor as it is also a symptom of quite a number of conditions,

It's probably DD but it is better to be safe than sorry, so get it checked out.
Pam

Agawam, MA

#50 Jun 22, 2012
Diagnosed Monday of this week , no fun I'm sticking with clear liquids and slowly introducing eggs and toast I'm weak can someone give me ideas of the best diet moving forward? Something that will give me more energy than toast or eggs my Dr did not recommend anything yet thanks
Pam

Agawam, MA

#51 Jun 22, 2012
Also on antibiotic and pain is somewhat better but I'm tired all the time
Georgia

United States

#52 Jun 22, 2012
Hi Pam,
Having Diverticulitis makes you tired, and so do the antibiotics.
The diet most all of us use is the Mayo Clinic Diverticulitis Diet. This is the low fiber part of the diet.

Low-fiber foods include: Canned fruits, Desserts without seeds or nuts, Eggs, Enriched white bread, Fruit juice with little or no pulp, Low-fiber cereals, Milk, Yogurt or cheese without seeds or nuts, Smooth peanut butter, Tender meat, poultry and fish,White rice or plain pasta, noodles or macaroni, Well-cooked vegetables without seeds or skins. You may need this low fiber diet for a couple weeks or more before slowly starting back on the fiber foods.
Also it is extremely important to eat tiny meals—about the size of half a sandwich. To much food can also cause a good amount of pain. Good luck, I sure hope this helps.

Pam

Agawam, MA

#53 Jun 22, 2012
Thank u Georgia that helps

Since: Jan 12

Stuart, Florida

#54 Jun 22, 2012
Pam wrote:
Thank u Georgia that helps
Hi Pam

I used to live in Springfield Off Wilbarham Road near WNEC

Hope Bay State is taking good care of you and that you will feel beter really soon God Bless and Teddy Bear Hug

Larry

DianaL

Dublin, CA

#55 Jun 22, 2012
Pam, Ensure Plus has a lot of good stuff in it and is very antibiotics. Be sure you also take a probiotic like VSL3 to keep some of the good bacteria in your gut.

Rest, be kind to yourself, let friends/family help.

Good health to you!
Pam

Agawam, MA

#56 Jun 22, 2012
Hi Larry I'm not at bay state but thank u thankfully I never went into the hospital just dealt with pain for four days before debating on the hospital. Deciding on the dr she did a cat scan right away and I've been on antibiotics since Monday the pain is better after the two days of clear liquids but I'm so tired , Diana thanks ill try some ensure if I can afford it I remember it being very costly thanks everyone seems all I do is sleep
Gillian

UK

#57 Jun 23, 2012
Pam, listen to your body -you have/had a very nasty infection and it will take a while for your body to heal. Rest as much as possible and don't feel guilty about it. You will probably feel worn out while you are on the antibiotics as they really take it out of you as well.

Macaroni cheese is low residue and very comforting and so are mashed potatoes.

It's also best to eat little (as Georgia said) but often -try to have 4 or 5 small meals rather than sticking to the normal meal times.

Hope you start to feel better soon.
alya

UAE

#58 Oct 6, 2012
Regarding the diverticulitis, my mother she had the same sign and symptoms she admitted 17 sep 2012 CT scan done shown diverticulitis doctor put her 2 type antibiotic cip/flagel with clear fluid apple juce red tea or coffee without milk and jelly with clear soup 3 meals all the day the same meals every day with normal saline iv and sometimes potassium because it was low in the bld test with that antibiotics. Then she felt severe pain WBC still high even with the antibiotics doctor prescribed paracetamol IV this makes her feel better later on after days the pain became worse CT done again found abscess he inserted tube in the right side and he inspirate the abscess 120 ml before this procedure the pain was from lower abd radiated to the back she couldn't lay down or move or urinate with severe pain even with morphine and tramal , so the insert urine catheter found she had urine retention but after the inspiration of the abscess became better no pain and the catheter removed, but the drainage from the abdomen put it for 4 days until the pus gone they removed and they discharged her given antibiotic tab one daily tramal PRN with low fiber diet one week like in morning oats with low fat milk and one egg. Later yoghurt low fat mixed with banana , cone vegetable, mashed potato. Fruit juice with out seeds , white toast next week I will start to give her high fiber diet like salad brown bread cereals . That what happ 2 my mother and I will inform u about her condition later.

Since: Mar 12

Location hidden

#59 Oct 6, 2012
Alya,

Sorry to hear about your mother. You should probably wait a few weeks, until her colon is completely healed, before giving her salads, because the raw foods in salads can cause major irritation of the colon. She should gradually add in the higher fiber foods over the next few weeks. Make sure she can tolerate the higher fiber cereals and breads first before introducing the salads. Good luck to her!
alya

UAE

#61 Oct 18, 2012
Hi
The abseseces returned to my mum so they put adrainage to clean out all the pus and they did a pus culture found the previous bactiria resistinse the antibiotic so they changed it ct scan did show no pus accumilation and doc order to wait one wk to remove this drainage to be sure pus not return again.
marnie

Fairfield, CA

#62 Oct 21, 2012
severe pain in my lower right abdomen for 4 days sent me the uninsured to ER. today is day 5 on antibiotics for acute diverticulitis. I have never had a fever just pain and headaches. now the pain has radiated to a sharp lower right back pain that has me taking get another day off work. should the antibiotics be working by now am I normal? do I need to go back to ER? the pain is insane!
marnie

Fairfield, CA

#63 Oct 21, 2012
marnie wrote:
severe pain in my lower right abdomen for 4 days sent me the uninsured to ER. today is day 5 on antibiotics for acute diverticulitis. I have never had a fever just pain and headaches. now the pain has radiated to a sharp lower right back pain that has me taking get another day off work. should the antibiotics be working by now am I normal? do I need to go back to ER? the pain is insane!
I should add my blood pressure is very high

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