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Diverticulitis also exocrine pancreatic insufficiency

Posted by @jewill, Apr 6, 2017

I would like any information on diverticulitis and exerine pancreatic insufficiency EPI. i read that protein powder might have triggered my recent diverticulitis incident.the gastroenterologist prescribed cripo and flagel i am allergic to flagel dr ignored warning on my chart. Cipro has serious side effects like tendon rupture in people over 60 i am 78. I am on a liquid diet with bone broth fresh vegetable juice .olive leaf for bacteria lot of vit a b c d e selenium grape seed extract and curcumin (CuraMed) brand milk thistle slippery elm trace minerals magnesium probotics. Collagen powder No dairy sugar or honey grains trying not to have candida..is there any one with any suggestions .i also have pain in my lower back that i think is related to diverticulitis. if any of this helps others it is helping me any suggestions are welcome june

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Hi @jewill,

Here is some information from Mayo Clinic about diverticulitis: http://mayocl.in/1DZsj1Z
“Are there trigger foods I should avoid to prevent diverticulitis attacks?” http://mayocl.in/2o27J2a
“Diverticulitis diet” http://mayocl.in/1Fjc7O4

We have quite a few members who have diverticulitis and can share their experiences with you. Please meet @lindainarizona @wesbig @user_cha5e73f6 @retrebotic @akogut @disfraz1 @lynnkay1956, @allegro @aigimw @ michellr @peterhamilton @bakb @lshell @hopeful33250 @frane1939 and @dbwhitted @gailfaith.

You may also wish to view these discussions on Connect:
Mucusy blood on stool: http://mayocl.in/2oJDiAD
Diverticulitis: http://mayocl.in/2nIFdRh

@jewill, have you shared your concerns with your doctor?

@kanaazpereira

Hi @jewill,

Here is some information from Mayo Clinic about diverticulitis: http://mayocl.in/1DZsj1Z
“Are there trigger foods I should avoid to prevent diverticulitis attacks?” http://mayocl.in/2o27J2a
“Diverticulitis diet” http://mayocl.in/1Fjc7O4

We have quite a few members who have diverticulitis and can share their experiences with you. Please meet @lindainarizona @wesbig @user_cha5e73f6 @retrebotic @akogut @disfraz1 @lynnkay1956, @allegro @aigimw @ michellr @peterhamilton @bakb @lshell @hopeful33250 @frane1939 and @dbwhitted @gailfaith.

You may also wish to view these discussions on Connect:
Mucusy blood on stool: http://mayocl.in/2oJDiAD
Diverticulitis: http://mayocl.in/2nIFdRh

@jewill, have you shared your concerns with your doctor?

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Hi @ jewill, @gailfaith here. Way back in the 70’s, I had some friends over to lay a vinyl kitchen floor and one of the things I served was sauerkraut. Shortlly there after I had abdominal pain with fever in the lower left quadrant of my abdomen. After a day or two as best as I can remember, I saw my doctor and he admitted me in case it was my appendix, though on the wrong side. He brought onto the case a general surgeon and my gynocologist. I really like the surgeon. One day I took some mercurochrome and drew on my abdomen above the pain, a dotted line and the words, “to open cut on dotted line”. The next day, when the surgeon saw that, he studied it for a few seconds and said that is exactly where I would make my incision if I had to!!! He didn’t need to. When I was well enuf for more testing that is when they confirmed the Dx as diverticulitis. After a total of 8 days, I was discharged. There after maybe two or three times a year I would have another attack, but usually continued to work and it resolved itself. I would go onto a clear fluid diet like broth for several days, That went on for about 15 or so years. It has been years now since I’ve had another attack. In April of this year I went to Mayo for a parathyroidectomy and shortly after I got home, I again started with similar abdominal pain, thinking, it’s just another d. attack. When the pain didn’t go away for a week I went to the ER, and after some rays, they said it was a kidney stone, my first, not diverticulitis. What I find of interest, though is they know I still have multiple diverticula, but I have not had another attack for YEARS!!!!! In the beginning they said what not to eat,such as seeds, nuts, etc, but I eat anything with no problems. Trust your experience is also mild and resolves spontaneously. I don’t remember if they ever put me on antibiotics, but I don’t think so.

Thank you @gailfaith @jewill here i hope this is short lived also .

@kanaazpereira

Hi @jewill,

Here is some information from Mayo Clinic about diverticulitis: http://mayocl.in/1DZsj1Z
“Are there trigger foods I should avoid to prevent diverticulitis attacks?” http://mayocl.in/2o27J2a
“Diverticulitis diet” http://mayocl.in/1Fjc7O4

We have quite a few members who have diverticulitis and can share their experiences with you. Please meet @lindainarizona @wesbig @user_cha5e73f6 @retrebotic @akogut @disfraz1 @lynnkay1956, @allegro @aigimw @ michellr @peterhamilton @bakb @lshell @hopeful33250 @frane1939 and @dbwhitted @gailfaith.

You may also wish to view these discussions on Connect:
Mucusy blood on stool: http://mayocl.in/2oJDiAD
Diverticulitis: http://mayocl.in/2nIFdRh

@jewill, have you shared your concerns with your doctor?

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I tried to share my concerns with my Dr but he was not very helpful the info on diet and supplements i got from the internet.thank you for the wed sights

@jewill

Thank you @gailfaith @jewill here i hope this is short lived also .

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Hi @jewill, @gailfaith here, Thanks for posting your picture. Makes finding stuff from you easier! Of course my pic is of my service dog who I lost in Jan 15 to a stroke at age 13. He was an amazing dog and that’s what others said about him. He was a breed champion short haired collie, with all of the Am Kennel Club’s obedience titles, plus their Advanced Rally title and their Tracking Dog Excellent title. He was also a therapy dog, a hospice dog, a Reading Educational Assistance Dog, I trained him to be my service dog when I became disabled and we were a Crisis Response team with the local Emergency Management Agency. When he became my service dog, I think he laid awake nights thinking up with what he could do for me. He did things I never trained him to do. For example: I did train me to bring me a cordless phone in case I fell and needed help. One day I fell and hit my face on the floor and when I sat up I realized I was bleeding. I asked him to bring me the phone and while still sitting on the floor waiting for help, he brought me HIS pillow! Now try to remember to I have my cell on me all of the time and a fall detection device that also has GPS capability.

@kanaazpereira

Hi @jewill,

Here is some information from Mayo Clinic about diverticulitis: http://mayocl.in/1DZsj1Z
“Are there trigger foods I should avoid to prevent diverticulitis attacks?” http://mayocl.in/2o27J2a
“Diverticulitis diet” http://mayocl.in/1Fjc7O4

We have quite a few members who have diverticulitis and can share their experiences with you. Please meet @lindainarizona @wesbig @user_cha5e73f6 @retrebotic @akogut @disfraz1 @lynnkay1956, @allegro @aigimw @ michellr @peterhamilton @bakb @lshell @hopeful33250 @frane1939 and @dbwhitted @gailfaith.

You may also wish to view these discussions on Connect:
Mucusy blood on stool: http://mayocl.in/2oJDiAD
Diverticulitis: http://mayocl.in/2nIFdRh

@jewill, have you shared your concerns with your doctor?

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Hello @jewill Diverticulitis is a strange disorder to deal with, but I agree with what @gailfaith said in that the right diet can be a big help in managing symptoms once they start. I’ve also had certain foods that seem to trigger the disorder and once the abdominal pain starts, a clear diet and then adding soft foods works the best for several days. I have also found that putting my feet up and using a heating pad is very helpful as well. I have found that my attacks are also triggered when I’m overly tired so I try to watch the fatigue level too. The diverticula will always be there, but won’t necessarily get inflamed. When the discomfort gets bad, I see a doctor and a course of antibiotics works quite nicely. I usually have one flare-up a year, so I just deal with it the best I can. Take care! Teresa

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