i dont know what else i can do my diverticulitsis is bad and now im afraid to eat anything, should i go to the er room to have it checked?
Oh, Eve - I feel so for you. I had Diverticulitis years ago, and it can be so painful. I actually went to the hospital and they kept me there, fasting on jello, broth, etc. until it got less inflamed. I'm not sure if you are constipated, as I have always been constipated (ha! TMI), or the opposite. But, if you are like me... clogged up, the Gastroenterologist prescribed something for me called Misoprostol (Cytotec). The med. was not initially designed for this purpose, but it helps daily to propel the intestines into doing what they're supposed to do, undulating & passing the food along through to the final resting spot!
He said I can take as many as needed at each meal (I take 4-6 with my Chromium Piccolinate supplement). And, I drink a glass of water. They don't act like a softener or a laxative, really. It just feels like a normal process, kinda like it is meant to feel. But, you should then be regular... maybe worth a try or at least speaking to the Dr. about it. Be careful, honey, as so much can get clogged and can get infected. Don't know if you're blocked up, but I guess you've tried all the usual things OTC? Good luck! :)
Hi Eve, I just answered your other question & put your drug interreactions there. I personally think you are on way too many drugs, & wonder if they aren't causing some of the diverticulitis attacks. Especially the Tylenol Arthritis. They are 600mg of Tylenol at each pill. How many a day do you take?Just curious about how much tylenol you are getting. It's not good on the liver. My heart goes out to you dear. I have very similar problems, & when I first joined & listed all of my drugs they ALL interreacted! I did manage to cut down on a lot of allergy meds, & actually feel better that way. Fall is my asthma season so we will see how that goes. Call upon me anytime. I think we are friends, will check, if not we will be. so you can ask me anything you want. I don't have an answer about the diverticulitis.
They say I have that too, and IBS, but I never know which is bothering me. Always constipated from pain pills.Miralax is what my gastro doc suggestedI take, but he had me taking double the normal dose & I have control problems from my back problems, so I didn't stay with it very long. It might be worth a try for the diverticulosis. Good luck girl...
technically-diverticulisis is a little pouch in the lower intestine and colon that traps particles of food-raspberry or strawberry seeds, usually from jelly or jam. They become inflamed-can cause an infection. The cure is a broth diet to cut down on inflamation, and if that doesn't work, a series of enamas at the hospital- my son went through that 2 years ago. A bad case involves surgery to remove the food particles and even cut out the damaged tissue. You say that you're on a bland diet-and have been on one for a while. At this point, what I want to know is if you have used or a history of using lots of laxatives. Laxatives weaken the intestines so much that they can't work. Another med that helps with digestion-not a laxative- is propulsid. I had to use that for about a year. I agree that you seem to be taking way too many meds, and you need to sit down with your doctor and go over each one.
I opened my son's medicine chest after he was injured-they thought that it was mental-and he had 22 prescription mind altering drugs. He had scripts from the Coast Guard doctor, from Amy physical therapy, the Army and Navy ER, an Army shrink. Vallium, melloril, 2 types of barbituates, darvon, codiene, etc. Nobody took his drug history-and the doctors were at 4 different military installations-when he was referred to another one-the original doctor never asked for feed back to see a bout prescriptions. But nobody had even done an X-Ray on his back. He got a new PT officer that used a rubber hammer on knees and elbows- My son didnt have any reflexes in his knees or elbows and the colonel got him transferred out of PT into the spinal injury clinic-a disc was setting at a right angle between his vertabrae- so I'm saying that things can get really screwed up for a person.
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