Diverticulitis, Self treatment Options ??
I have been having mild pain, off and on, since Friday. I have diverticula disease, diagnosed by colonoscopy. I am in my mid 60's, fit and healthy.
On Friday, I went on clear liquid diet, with plenty of water and by Sat. evening I felt better and because I was so weak, I resumed eating with a light diet, progressing to my full fiber diet on Sunday. I have continued normal but light diet amount since. I have had a few painful times but not anything to slow down my activity.
Now, this evening it is a little more intense, but bearable. It started after I had a BM. I was pain free all day until then and thought I had it over.
My question is this, how do you stay on a clear liquid diet for 4 or 5 days until you get over the painful time? Can you have full liquid diet? Does heat help? How can you tell if you are getting more than causal inflammation and need to seek medical assistance?
Thank you in advance for any help.