Published Jul 24, 2005
At the moment I am suffering from a flare up, today is day three. My physician, from previous flares, has simply told me to adjust my diet accordingly & bed rest. Clear liquid diet for about five days. When I have these flares I'm not a very happy camper, it hurts! My question is does anyone know of any medications that are out there to help relieve the spasms? I was reading up on this condition and it said that usually this condition does not come on until 60 and up. I just turned 50 and I began with this about three years ago. Go figure...UGH! Thanks for any imput.
RosesrReder, BSN, MSN, RN
So sorry to read about your condition. Hope you are much better. Take care.
I too suffer from diverticulitis. My last flare-up (2nd) was last January and I was in the hospital on IV antibiotics and pain pills. The physician said usually they do surgery on a 2nd flare-up, but I did not have health insurance, so he told me to watch what I eat and to take really good care of myself.
I don't want another episode, so I am being very careful. Sorry I don't have any information for you.
My 1st episode was one year prior, at the age of 46! I think I may have damaged my colon when I was younger by eating sunflower seeds with the shells still on!
Good luck to both of us!
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