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Old 10-26-2017, 11:33 AM
 
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OP: This site says Low Fiber is cause.

https://www.verywell.com/what-are-th...isease-3520657

My father fits right in there, he was a big meat man and breads and alcohol and he hardly ate vegetables. He was also a huge pasta eater.

Papaya could be a good fruit too for digestive system. Apples too.

Reading more about this disease, there are so many UNKNOWNS on it and on Everything for that matter. Everything.

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Old 10-26-2017, 01:54 PM
 
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OP: This site says Low Fiber is cause.

https://www.verywell.com/what-are-th...isease-3520657

My father fits right in there, he was a big meat man and breads and alcohol and he hardly ate vegetables. He was also a huge pasta eater.

Papaya could be a good fruit too for digestive system. Apples too.

Reading more about this disease, there are so many UNKNOWNS on it and on Everything for that matter. Everything.
I have been a high fiber eater for several years. My colonoscopies were totally clear.

The only definitive thing I have read is that diverticulitis is a disease of first world countries.
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Old 10-26-2017, 11:45 PM
 
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Michael - fermented things are supposed to work. My doc suggested kombucha, kimchee, sauerkraut. The right kind of fermented milk product would also help. I intend to buy Kefir today, and old fashioned sauerkraut.

Jaminhealth- my doc and my DH's old gastro told me that no one knows the cause of diverticulitis. I do intend to stop eating any seeds I cannot chew up. This is a major change for me.

I did not get double vision or ringing in my ears. I did have some balance problems and my digestion is definitely a mess now. I also have had a terrible taste in my mouth.

I need to get back to eating fresh and I am starting with fruit which I seem to tolerate better than veggies.

I am 70. I was prescribed these meds. No one said anything about my age in relation to this medicine. If they did not prescribe Cipro and Flagyl, what would they prescribe instead?
The terrible taste is flagyl. I had it and cipro together in hospital for gallbladder inflammation and I begged hourly for dental floss. Kind of funny in hindsight. I had ruined digestion for about four months and eventually got back to normal. Yogurt, kefir, probiotics were wasted. It was just time and bloody-mindedness.
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Old 10-27-2017, 01:21 PM
 
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The terrible taste is flagyl. I had it and cipro together in hospital for gallbladder inflammation and I begged hourly for dental floss. Kind of funny in hindsight. I had ruined digestion for about four months and eventually got back to normal. Yogurt, kefir, probiotics were wasted. It was just time and bloody-mindedness.
The taste is terrible, isn't it? When I was taking it my mouth felt furry and dry as well.

I think it is safe to say that my digestion is messed up. My appetite and taste are dicey too.

I am taking digestive enzymes and probiotics but have no faith in them. I bought some kefir, but whenever I imagine drinking it, my stomach turns.

I am eating saurkraut tonight for dinner. Am making Reubens. Wish me luck with eating those.
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Old 10-27-2017, 02:19 PM
 
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Yes that flagyl taste was awful! I had to try my best to make sure it didn't touch my tongue and immediately swallowed some water.

As for the kefir - what works for me is have it half and half with almond milk and a little sweetener (stevia), but you might not need the sweetener if you use sweetened almond milk.

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I have been a high fiber eater for several years. My colonoscopies were totally clear.
I have also been a long term high fiber eater.

I haven't had a colonoscopy yet but my Cologuard test is negative. But doctor is advising a colonoscopy as well. He was sure the Cologuard would come out positive due to the recent diverticulitis, but he was wrong about that. But I'll still arrange for the colonoscopy...as long as I can arrange for someone to drive me and be with me there.
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Old 10-27-2017, 04:42 PM
 
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Yes that flagyl taste was awful! I had to try my best to make sure it didn't touch my tongue and immediately swallowed some water.

As for the kefir - what works for me is have it half and half with almond milk and a little sweetener (stevia), but you might not need the sweetener if you use sweetened almond milk.



I have also been a long term high fiber eater.

I haven't had a colonoscopy yet but my Cologuard test is negative. But doctor is advising a colonoscopy as well. He was sure the Cologuard would come out positive due to the recent diverticulitis, but he was wrong about that. But I'll still arrange for the colonoscopy...as long as I can arrange for someone to drive me and be with me there.
Thank you for the tips. If you have any more, feel free to share them.

If it is possible, try to have your colonoscopy at a dedicated colonoscopy center. This might give you a better experience than at a hospital.

I last had one in 2011, but I might inquire next year to see if I can get a free one through Medicare. Although I hate getting them, I am curious now. Maybe I should.
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Old 10-29-2017, 11:22 AM
 
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The taste is terrible, isn't it? When I was taking it my mouth felt furry and dry as well.

I think it is safe to say that my digestion is messed up. My appetite and taste are dicey too.

I am taking digestive enzymes and probiotics but have no faith in them. I bought some kefir, but whenever I imagine drinking it, my stomach turns.

I am eating saurkraut tonight for dinner. Am making Reubens. Wish me luck with eating those.

Remember, you have to eat the fresh, not canned or jarred. I learned I am NOT a fan of fresh saurkraut. Which is weird, I normally like stuff like that.

Different yogurt brands have different strains, they are listed on the label.

Here are some foods that may help: 18 Probiotic Foods for a Healthy Gut | Eat This Not That

Skip the natto. You are welcome.
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Old 10-29-2017, 04:28 PM
 
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Remember, you have to eat the fresh, not canned or jarred. I learned I am NOT a fan of fresh saurkraut. Which is weird, I normally like stuff like that.

Different yogurt brands have different strains, they are listed on the label.

Here are some foods that may help: 18 Probiotic Foods for a Healthy Gut | Eat This Not That

Skip the natto. You are welcome.
I believe you are incrrect. I bought fermented, as it says on the jar. I do not believe the fresh kraut ( my preference) is considered fully fermented, i bought my kraut in the fermented section of the refrigerated case at Whole Foods. Yes, there is such a thing.

Not sure what natto is.

Digestion is slowly improving. Not where I want it to be yet.
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Old 10-29-2017, 04:58 PM
 
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I believe you are incrrect. I bought fermented, as it says on the jar. I do not believe the fresh kraut ( my preference) is considered fully fermented, i bought my kraut in the fermented section of the refrigerated case at Whole Foods. Yes, there is such a thing.

Not sure what natto is.

Digestion is slowly improving. Not where I want it to be yet.

Sorry, I meant canned or jarred on the regular shelves (non refrigerated), I bought mine in the same section you did, my emphasis was meant for the "fresh" part, which you bought.
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Old 10-29-2017, 09:07 PM
 
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Sorry, I meant canned or jarred on the regular shelves (non refrigerated), I bought mine in the same section you did, my emphasis was meant for the "fresh" part, which you bought.
OK. Yes. When you posted "fresh" I was remembering the fresh packs of kraut that I have gotten before in the meat case. These are plastic pouches of fresher tasting kraut, and honestly, I prefer them.

We ate Reubens Friday night and for some reason, I felt better the next day. I wondered if I also didn't need salt! They were certainly salty.
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