Glad you don't have to have the 's' word! When I have the ache that definitely is not a flare, I know it is spasm from emotional upset. I don't really mean upset; I'm the type that holds it all in. It is not getting the anger out. Some people have eye tics, some have heart spasms (angina) and some have IBS along with diverticulosis. I agree 100% to stay away from anti-biotics. Hate the side effects and I have become allergic to 4 of the big ones. Good luck. Take a few deep breaths when you can and try to capture some 'me' time. Phyllis
Hi, fellow diverticulosis sufferers! I have a question for all of you.
First of all, I am the woman who posted about the "dirty word" - surgery. I'm happy to report that I have been able to stay out of the hospital and avoid surgery since I wrote that post! I haven't had a full-out attack since fall of last year, and it's been over a year since I had last been in the hospital.
However, I've had a mild, chronic pain on my lower left side since the last attack. I went for a colonoscopy in December, and it did show some inflammation.
Could I STILL be having inflammation a year later? I doubt this is an attack. I've had too many to know what they feel like, and this is way too mild to be an infection. Plus, other symptoms, namely constipation and sever cramping, are NOT present. I can press on the spot, and its not painful. It's just a mild dull ache that never quite goes away.
Has anyone had a similar problem? Please share! My regular doctor also has been of the opinion that this ache does NOT require antibiotics, and I'd like to stay far, far away from them as long as I can. Thanks for any help you can lend!
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