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LITTLEFAY Posts: 319
5/25/10 4:09 P

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unfortunately the last 2 times, I stayed on the low residue diet for 4 weeks. I was hospitalized 2X in 2 years. Before that, I was able to intoduce more foods after 2 weeks. After getting off the meds which gave me a metallic taste to everything including tea, it was easy for me not to want to eat. I remember when I did get hungry, I made chipped sandwich steaks on white bread. Went down easy and EZ to make. They don't call it minute steak for nothing!

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GELINE50 Posts: 37
5/25/10 12:40 P

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thank you littlefay and satinshoes for your response. Satinshoes I ordered some aloe vera juice fr vitacost but the cat's claw has a warning about being cautious if you have high b/p which I do. Littlefay...I so agree with you about being your own advocate. I definitely will go back to the dr if after this course of abx I don't feel better and will slowly at food as I can tolerate. How long did your attack last?

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LITTLEFAY Posts: 319
5/24/10 1:05 A

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To the new person on this group site. I also was not able to tolerate Flagyl after my 4th bout. I was told (in the hospital) to eat nothing with fiber for 4 weeks and then to add foods a little at a time that you can tolerate. Your symptoms are classic. If you get a fever or feel worse, i would call the doctor because you may need another round of antibiotics. I hope not. They also make me queasy. As I told others, I would look up on Spark web search for diverticulosis or 'itis'. An informed patient has the best outcome. I learned to be my own advocate after doing the same for my mother.

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5/23/10 5:05 P

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Cats Claw helps gets ride of the inflammation,I discovered this and took it after a flare up, and I was still having pain after I finished taking the antibiotics, the instructions where to take the cat's claw 3 times a day for 10 days, then for maintenance after that to take one a day. Ir really helped, because the pain disappeared within a few days. The aloe Vera juice also keeps the inflammation controlled, I drink 2 oz every morning. and more if I have a flare up, it seems to sooth the pain, and it gets the bowel working right.You know you are in trouble when your stool passes in small pieces and it takes for ever to have a bowel movement.

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GELINE50 Posts: 37
5/23/10 3:16 P

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Satinshoes,
What does cat's claw and aloe vera juice do? Any info or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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GELINE50 Posts: 37
5/23/10 3:13 P

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Hi Sean,
I'm new to diverticulitis. Has been a hard course. I've learned you have to do research because the docs don't seem to have answers other than giving meds. I have lower abd pain, mostly on the left side, constipation, increasing pain at night and have difficulty bending down. Was started on Flagyl but had reaction to that so now taking amoxiciillin. Didn't know about bowel rest until I did some research. How long does this last? Have been symptomatic for a month now. Do you have any other recommendations?

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5/22/10 12:00 P

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I am doing well, still taking my cats claw and drinking aloe vera juice every morning, when I feel a bit of a twinge, I take my cats claw more then once a day, and I settle down. I make sure I have my ground flax seed every morning, and now I also put dry oatmeal into my morning smoothie,I am trying to lower my cholesterol. because I had to get off of the drug for that, as it was causing lots of muscle pain.
Have a great weekend..it is a long week end here in Canada.. Victoria Week- end, to celebrate Queen Victoria's birthday. The young people call it the May 24er

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LITTLEFAY Posts: 319
5/22/10 2:17 A

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Sorry to hear about the software problem. I am relatively new to the computer, but am learning every day. I'm one of those 'grandmas' on the web. I did use computers at work,( I am now retired ) but not fully as I am using now. Diverticulitis is the pits for trying to not GAIN weight. When I have a flare, I have to eat all those soft cooked foods and no raw fruit or salad for at least a few weeks. Having been hospitalized a few times, I will do all I can to not have to go back or to face a re-section of the bowel. There is nothing that says it won't come back even after that surgery to another part of that temperamental body part! Sorry you had the flu symptoms. Makes one appreciate the NORMAL days. Yes?

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5/21/10 11:39 A

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Argh, yeh. The software that powers my photo site -- WordPress -- got hacked yet again and contaminated with all kinds of porn popups. I'm trying to move everything over to a more secure software package as quickly as I can. Very frustrating.

Glad to hear you're surviving. I'm doing mostly okay with the diverticulitis, just struggling with the weight loss. Kind of fell off the wagon and shot back up to 230. I've since doubled down on the exercise and diet and am back to 224. Hope I can get back to 218 by the middle of next month.

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LITTLEFAY Posts: 319
5/21/10 12:51 A

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So far, so good. Thank you Sean. Wake up with spasms, but that's because I don't take my medicine like I should. Skip it a lot of days to my detriment. Took a look at your website but I see it is being revamped.

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5/21/10 12:40 A

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Everyone still doing okay? :-)

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