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Jenny D (@jenniferedodd)

I was diagnosed with diverticulitis

Digestive Health | Last Active: May 21 3:21pm | Replies (29)

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@thull

It definitely takes a toll on your mental health! It takes a while to get past the fear of eating. When the surgeon told me I was free to go and eat whatever I wanted, I was excited about it, but the thought of swallowing actual food, other than my Boost Breeze drinks, applesauce or crackers was scary to me and made me nauseated.
It took a while, but I am now slowly reintroducing more fiber and roughage into my diet

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It is nice to know that we are not alone and other people are experiencing the same symptoms and feels. I too hesitant eating certain foods.

@thull When first diagnosed with Gastroparesis my GI Doctor at Mayo MN prescribed Mirtazapine which I take every night.. He said it would help me "think I wanted to eat more." .. I have been taking it now some 6 years.. Seems to work as I have gained back nearly 80% of the weight lost after the Failed Nissen surgery that caused the Gastroparesis..

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