Re: Help- scared today with weird flare-up with fever? HBP?
Shelby, I have exact symtoms and this has been going on for three years. I have had all the tests and they are not remarkable. My current diagnosis is diverticulitis, but I question this as most of the testing doesn't show any pronounced sites. My doctor just keeps saying that this is the probable cause. I have given up lots of wonderful and favorite things (nuts, popcorn, seeds, chocolate, etc.), but I cannot pin it to a particular food, although heavy grease will frequently trigger it. My symptoms start with mild stomach cramps and as I get to the bathroom, they become severe. I turn as red as a beet, feel feverish and my eyes run. My face looks weird. Then, the cramps, vomiting and diarrhea ensue--- for up to 4 hours. Episodes can then continue intermittently for 2-3 days. ( My doctor did test for some special kind of polyps or growths in the intestine as this would trigger same symptom, but there was no evidence of such). I use Metamucil, with a high fiber diet. This drives me batty, as I cannot eat out and must always know where a bathroom is located! I would certainly like to hear from anyone else who has these symptoms and has had successful treatment.