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I've been diagnosed with Diverticulitis disease. Anyone else experienced pain after eating?

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Lou27713
Lou27713 Community member Posts: 27 Connected
edited April 2022 in Start here and say hello!
Hi all, I hope everyone is feeling well.
After being diagnosed with Diverticulitis disease,  I have been eating very little since, sticking to plain chicken, white fish, lemon and ginger tea and plenty of water.
Yesterday I had a lunch meeting and had a J20, about an hour later and since I have increased pain in waves! Just wondering if anyone else has experienced this?
Thanks in advance 

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 55,360 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi,
    Unfortunately, we are not medical professionals so won’t be able to give you any medical advice. I would advise you so speak to your GP regarding this. 
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  • Lou27713
    Lou27713 Community member Posts: 27 Connected
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    Hi, It is early days I am maybe expecting to much! My consultant said everyone is different,  what works for one won't for another. 
    He asked if I wanted to see a dietitian,  which I am going to do, because I dare not eat anything else just in case, he thinks this could have started a good while ago but I have possibly put it down to other things until the pain became unbearable,  when I could not even walk.
    Thank you for responding 
  • Ronnieb
    Ronnieb Community member Posts: 11 Connected
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    Hi Teddybear12, I to have just been diagnosed with diverticulitis and I also experience excoriation pain which has caused me to attend A&E prior to my diagnosis.  There is very little relief for the pain and I am now trying the FOBCOB diet which I may add is not easy. I also suffer with extreme bloating.  I am now under a specialist at Aspire hospital and hope to get some resolution to some of the symptoms.  If I find anything that helps I will keep you in mind, take care. 

    Ronnie 
  • Ronnieb
    Ronnieb Community member Posts: 11 Connected
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    Hi sorry 
    thanks for letting me know.  

    Ronnie 
  • CoffeeFirst
    CoffeeFirst Scope Member Posts: 200 Pioneering
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    Hi Lou,
    Ive just read your post. My dad has suffered with this for just over a year now. His GP recommended a high fibre diet, which he mainly follows. 
    How have you been feeling recently with it? 
  • Lou27713
    Lou27713 Community member Posts: 27 Connected
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    Hi,
    I hope yourself and Dad are well.
    I am not great again today,  I am struggling with food if I'm honest, mainly chicken or white fish, carrots that are well cooked, I was weighed again in hospital yesterday, I've lost 22Lbs since being diagnosed 
    Some days I feel like I can do this then I feel really down
    Thanks for taking the time to respond 
  • Lou27713
    Lou27713 Community member Posts: 27 Connected
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    Thank you, I appreciate each and every comment. 
    I know there are many people going through tough times day in day out
  • Tori_Scope
    Tori_Scope Scope Posts: 12,505 Disability Gamechanger
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    Have you heard any news about the referral to the dietitian @Lou27713
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  • Lou27713
    Lou27713 Community member Posts: 27 Connected
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    Hi, 
    I am seeing someone next week 
    Will keep you posted 
  • Tori_Scope
    Tori_Scope Scope Posts: 12,505 Disability Gamechanger
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    That sounds positive @lou27713 :) I hope that they'll be able to provide you with some guidance on the types of foods you're okay to eat, and those you might want to provide. Have you made some notes on the foods you've been eating, and the foods you've been avoiding/have caused you problems?
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