Iíve had diverticulosis since 1997 and have been down with diverticulitis 2 to 3 times a year ever since.
Iím suffering with diverticulitis presently and have been since the week before Christmas (08). Iím on a third regimen of antibiotics, twice on two at a time. My doctor doesnít seem to know what I should eat or not eat. Says dairy ok, fiber good, but stay away from nuts and popcorn and anything with small seeds in it.
Iíve been living on a liquid diet for over five weeks, occasionally eating an avocado or canned peaches. Iíve cooked Quaker oat bran a few times but Iím not sure it was a good decision so Iíve given it up. I tried eating yogurt which contains bifidus regularis, drinking a probiotic with casei immunitas and an acidophylus (live culture) capsule which seems to compound the gas & pressure problem but Iím not sure about that either. The bottom line is: I donít know what is good or what is bad.
The antibiotics have to be raising hell with my liver and kidneys but every time I finish a regimen, Iím on a new one in just a few days.
Iíve lost twenty pounds in five weeks, Iím so week I can hardly stand without trembling, and Iím still in pain though the pain has abated a bit over time.
Does anyone know for certain what I can eat before I waste away completely? Itís damn sure the doctors donít know!