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3/25/11 5:34 P

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I was diagnosed a few years ago. Not the thing you want to hear at 32!

I have found that trigger foods vary from person to person. My triggers are citrus fruits, potato chips, apple peels and pineapple. I haven't had popcorn, corn, corn chips,seeds, or nuts in three years.

I can tell you that I do actually eat healthier, and try to make sure I get enough fiber in my diet.

Good luck.

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1/3/11 7:03 P

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Packy,

Once I changed my diet and started exercising, the worst of it went away. I'm male, 42, and healthier than I've ever been before in my life. The diverticulitis helped get me back on track, even, so it's not all bad. :-)

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12/23/10 2:08 P

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i am 48 male, with family history of this problem. i found out a year and half ago i had this. i always thought i had gas pain or ITB. the doctors did blood test and so on. one day i was doubled up in pain and had to finish a estimate in the office. went in and told everybody when i faxed the estimate out i was heading to the ER. did that and got a MRI i was told i had it.
this past tuesday 2am had such terrible pains, cold sweats, and dry heaves.
i know i can handle the diet just sometimes i am stupid. i am afraid to get a scope and find out how bad. as one person i work with at night had it done and they had to do emergency surgery as they popped it!

please help me out here!

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11/12/10 8:04 P

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Hi my name is Debra the doctor told me i had Diverticulitis after I had a Hysterectomy I had that surgery in 2009.Since then the doctor has put me on a number of medications which give me constipation and weight gain .I was overweight before now it is so out of control and all the doctor say is if I loss weight I will fell better.It is one vicious circle .

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7/8/10 9:46 A

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This is also the advice I've received from my doctor, and that is regularly advised by authorities on diverticulitis.

s.

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6/30/10 11:21 A

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I agree with Satinshoes as when to eat high fiber and when not to. But I would recommend that before you go making a lot of changes in your diet and cutting out things you enjoy to perhaps make a food diary of what you are eating and how you feel afterward. I have been told that the information that was once believed to help people with diverticulitis may not be as true as once thought. Cutting out seedy fruits, nuts and popcorn may not be the solution. I have been told to eat as normal. If something bothers you, try it again. If it bothers you again, then try and cut that food out of your diet. Don't let yourself be limited and restricted because of the thought that you can't have something because you were told it wasn't good for you. Like everything else, let moderation and control guide you into making solutions that work for you.

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5/31/10 10:35 P

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I did find the metamucil helps. Thank you for the tips. It really helps.

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5/31/10 10:11 P

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Probotics might help with the loose stools. Metamucil will also make the stools less loose.

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5/31/10 4:35 P

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I always drink a lot of water. My biggest problem is diarrhea or very soft stools. sometimes I get a burning sensation or itching as if I had hemmroids, but the doctor only told me I had the Diverticulitis.

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5/31/10 4:21 P

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the docs don't tell you much, first rule to remember, is when there is pain do not eat fiber, stick to fluids, then start on a low residue diet,then as the pain goes away, you can start eating your fiber, introduce it slowly. The high fiber will help keep the pain away because your bowel will not have to work so hard to get the stuff through. I have learned to avoid corn, pop corn, nuts, alcohol, sesame seeds, and rice bothers me.But everyone is different. Aloe Vera helps me, and I also take cat's claw, both of these keep the inflammation away. Also, make sure you drink plenty of water.

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5/31/10 10:05 A

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I just recently was told by a doctor that I have Diverticulitis. All he told me was to eat more fiber, did not suggest any diet or give me a list of foods I should be eating or should avoid. I am having a hard time pinning down the trigger foods. How does everyone else deal with this?

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