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Hi, my name is arvin! I suffer with diverticulitis and constipation is my biggest problem

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arvin Community member Posts: 4 Listener
edited March 22 in Start here and say hello!
I suffer with diverticulitis and constipation is my biggest problem 

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  • Beaver79
    Beaver79 Community member, Community Co-Production Group, Scope Member Posts: 20,060 Disability Gamechanger
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    Good morning @arvin Welcome to the Community. Have you spoken to your GP about your constipation? He should be able to help you. Have a look around and join in when you are ready. If you have any questions please ask. take care.
  • Albus_Scope
    Albus_Scope Posts: 4,081 Scope online community team
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    Hey there @arvin and a big welcome from me too! 

    So what brings you here today? If you need some support, please ask away.
    If you wanted to get to know folk here, I recommend our Coffee Lounge, or the Games Lounge if you wanted some fun. :)
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  • arvin
    arvin Community member Posts: 4 Listener
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    Thank you Albus, they prescribed Luxido,  gastro prescribed immodium,  un natural way of managing my bowel.  Wondered if anyone can suggest anything.  My diet is full of fiber but get constipated for a week. Thanks 
  • Albus_Scope
    Albus_Scope Posts: 4,081 Scope online community team
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    That does sound difficult @arvin, I always assumed immodium was used to relieve diarrhea? 
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  • arvin
    arvin Community member Posts: 4 Listener
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    Yes immodium is for diarrhoea,  got both , no natural bowel movements as living on immodium and luxido? 
  • Albus_Scope
    Albus_Scope Posts: 4,081 Scope online community team
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    I'm afraid I cant give any medical advice, so I can only suggest you speak to your GP about this, sorry I cant be of more help! 
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  • W_Webster
    W_Webster Community member Posts: 4 Listener
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    I don't have constipation as bad as you, but perhaps adding extra fruits to your diet may help? I noticed that grapes and prunes (usually the next day) help me a lot already, citrus fruits a little less, but anything more sweet like mangos help after a few days very well. I noticed that fibers alone does not do the trick at all. You need different types of juice and fruits as well (liquids other than water, tea or coffee). If you need something non-medical but more robust, and don't mind to eat "bad" foods occasionally (as in once a month/once a few months), have a greasy take-out. I know, it sounds silly, but anything from fish-and-chips to a Chinese take-out does help too. Just don't do this too often, as your liver will not thank you for it, and of course, the putting on weight is problematic. 
  • Ada
    Ada Scope Member Posts: 14,141 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hello @arvin It’s a warm welcome from me.
    I am sorry your suffering. 

    I live with both Ibs and I would also have problems due to pain meds. 
    I drink juice and smoothie bran flakes but have to go careful what I have as diabetic. But it works for me. 
  • arvin
    arvin Community member Posts: 4 Listener
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    Thank you Ada  yes I have bran flakes and jucius not tried smoothies but have sofy food, I have crohn's and diverticulitis 
  • anniemoss
    anniemoss Community member Posts: 11 Listener
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    Hi guys I’ve just joined this site I’m looking for some help into managing diverticulitis. 
    Thank you.
  • Albus_Scope
    Albus_Scope Posts: 4,081 Scope online community team
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    Heya @anniemoss and welcome to the community. 

    I'm sorry to hear you need help with your diverticulitis, what things have you tried so far?  I'm sure our community will be able to offer some top advice soon. :)
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  • anniemoss
    anniemoss Community member Posts: 11 Listener
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    Thank you Albus .
     I take buscopan atm but it seems to be getting worse. Feels like needles and pins then burns. I know everyone experiences differently.
    My diet varies. I’ve had my gall bladder removed so I’m wondering if this can make it worse. 


  • Albus_Scope
    Albus_Scope Posts: 4,081 Scope online community team
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    That doesn't sound easy @anniemoss I really hope some of our community will be able to offer you some top tips once they've all woken up. :)
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  • anniemoss
    anniemoss Community member Posts: 11 Listener
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     There are worse things at sea as they say.

    How are you feeling? 
    Have you managed to sort something out regarding yourself?

  • anniemoss
    anniemoss Community member Posts: 11 Listener
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    Sorry that was to the poster Arvin.

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