Diverticula :: Food / Diet - Do's And Dont's

Returning from a hospital session of Drips and Deprivation (food) I was handed a Low Residue diet to follow. Scant in products,and information what to do with said products, I searched the web for more information, 

only to find contradictory eat and don't eats, so I thought that WE the sufferers of food deprivation should start our own Divi Diners club and see if we can throw some light on the subject.

I Love mushrooms,but cannot find any info about them. How do we achieve our five a day if we can't eat fruit? Is it O.K. to take the skins off?

Can we have chips or roasties,or fish with batter on? Spices, do any of you use spices. and what do you put on spaghetti?

Can we blitz veggies, as stews and casseroles are forbidden?

Pastry is allowed, but no mention of which type.

So. can we help each other ,then at least when ,or if we ,dine out, we can order something from the menu.

I cannot eat boiled potatoes ,eggs (is it O.K to have a fried one?) jelly and rice pudding for ever. .

So please join in and share your doe's and dont's. mushrooms eaters.

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Diverticula Diet? Fruit, Vegetables, Cooked Only?

In the past, I have spent quite a lot of money getting advice from a private Nutritionist.  She advised me not to eat any raw fruit and vegetables but to eat them cooked only.  Also not to eat salad as lettuce in particular can take a while to pass through the digestive system.  Also she said that wheat is not a good form of fibre but Rye is better but Rye bread is usually heavy, more like a house brick.  Rye crackers are O.K. sometimes but won't make a good sandwich.

Yesterday, when I had a bad flare up, I thought that I have got to rethink my diet yet again.

I have been eating wholemeal bread but it seems to make me really bloated and uncomfortable.

I am going to start taking probiotics again but not sure which ones are best.

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Diverticula With Gastric Bypass - Diet Advice?

I have been diagnosed with Diverticular Disease but I get a lot of pain in my right side' also at the bottom of my tummy it feels like I have pebbles rolling around. I have also had a gastric bypass 5 years ago so eating bran is something I can't do and to be honest don't need as I go too much as soon as I eat I am in the loo and I am so scared when I go out because I know if I get a little anxious I need the loo and I won't eat out because of the same reason. It feels my life revolves around the loo day and night and I am getting so drained and tired by it all. Can anybody help please my doc don't seem to know what to do Thanks for reading x

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Diabetes :: Diet Ginger Beer And Diet Coke

Do either of these raise blood sugar, diet coke and diet ginger beer sometimes I like a rum with the diet ginger beer (no alcohol in the ginger beer)

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Orlistat :: What To Eat And Avoid?

I'm fairly new to Orlistat having started beginning of october having not much luck on diets as I luuurve my food. But I had decided to go to my doctor and ask for help and she recommended I try these tablets.

I've struggled a couple of times trying to find the right foods but i'm slowly getting there i certainly have cut down on eating all the crap and stuff i love to eat but without totally having to give it all up by changing my fat/calorie intake. I have experienced the overload of fat once and it was not pretty lol, I will not be having a pizza for a while thats for sure. Its definitely a trial and error process just finding what foods work and wot doesn't for me and how much i can eat of it. I for one know these tablets are a god send as it stops me from having all those fatty lovely tasty foods that i know I shouldn't be eating and more of what i should be.

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Diverticula :: Lack Of Iron

could i ask other sufferers of D.D If they are suffering from iron deficiency due to drastic change in their diet ? Due to not eating vegetables and other iron producing foods ,and would it be wise to take an iron supplement?

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Can Diverticula Become Inflamed Without Infection?

Over the past two months I've had 2 colonoscopies and a sigmoidoscopy. The sigmoidoscopy found diverticular,( I wasn't surprised). Routine biopsies were taken at the time which came back normal. The first colonoscopy following this found no diverticular, it was completely clear and no biopsies were taken. Because of this I queried whether other things could have been missed ( I've had mild rectal bleeding for months). Because of this they decided to do a second colonoscopy which I had yesterday. Apparently I was in so much pain that I asked the doctor to stop the procedure ( I can't remember as I was sedated). The report I received after said diverticular disease noted and routine biopsies taken. The nurse also mentioned inflammation (which wasn't on the written report). I'm just wondering if the diverticular could have been inflamed and caused the pain? My last two procedures weren't painful at all. Guess I'm scared of IBD, but thinking that this would have been picked up before?  I've had lower left pain intermittently for years but never sought any treatment as it usually lasts for a few days the resolves. Can diverticular become inflamed without becoming infected? I'm really confused as to what is going on

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Trimethoprim :: Should I Avoid Alcohol?

Should you avoid alcohol with these tablets, or is small alcohol consumption ok with them ?

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Mirtazapine :: Should Avoid Alcohol?

I am on 45mg of Mirtazapine. I had quite a lot to drink on Saturday night and I know the info on the leaflet says avoid alcohol. I had a terrible day today with really low self esteem and suicidal thoughts. Has anyone else had similar experiences. I guess the answer is not to drink alcohol whilst on this medication.

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Hemorrhoids :: Food To Eat And Avoid

I've sorta solved my bleeding hemorrhoid problem. I had the right idea with bulking up on fiber, but the wrong type. Whole flaxseeds and chia only worked 50% of the time. As I was purchasing anything with fiber, I happened across a POWDERED texture flax . Its when I finally got around to using that is when the bleeding STOPPED. I also take a psyllium seed husk supplement and eat fiber rich foods like shredded wheat, spinach, string beans, red potatoes, etc. I've also discovered other exotic fiber packed foods like dried japanese persimmon slices, that do a great job. Stool comes fast, bulky, and like a shotgun blast most times. Sometimes the stool is so bulky and wants to come out so fast that the hole isn't big enough, so I have to be patient and ease it out. So fast that the tissue is almost clean. An occasional small red streak or faded red spot on the tissue, but, dude, the entire toilet bowl was red before powdered flax . So I've made a complete 180 from tissues soaked in blood.

I'm elated that the hemorrhoids are under control. But with that being said, there's still a list of certain foods in the back of my mind that I know must be avoided...they seem to overpower the fiber plan and cause bleeding no matter what. I just ate that food that ONE time, that one day, but the bleeding may last several days to a week before suddenly stopping, and everything returns back to normal. Foods like this I've learned to avoid:

Orange Juice

Iced Tea

Coffee with cream and sugar

The lemon garlic dressing on Boston Market's Mediterranean Salad

These foods, especially, override my fiber plan to irritate whatever, and I can bleed for several days until it runs its course. Looking at it outwardly, these foods seem to have sugar and acidity as a common characteristic. BUT YET...I can consume other similar sweetened foods and NOTHING happens! The tissue is clean and bowl clear! I eat candies

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Diverticula :: Exploding Abscess In A Pouch?

Has anyone had an exploding abscess in a pouch,? Did the medicals

tell you why and what caused it. ?,Or did you get the Mushroom treatment ?

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Diverticula :: Anyone Tried Raw Garlic And Cranberry Juice?

I'm just trying to recover from a flare up and as I'm quite new to this horrible disease I am making some mistakes along the way. I've been on a low residue diet for two weeks & have been ok & felt fairly normal at the weekend, but then yesterday felt a bit constipated & bloated so I started taking my psyllium husk supplements & a spoonful of Aloe Vera juice, I only took two PH but this morning felt very sick again & had to rush to the loo so many times. I don't have any pain & the only way I can describe it is that my tummy feels very tender, so I think I've tried to rush things. I've been reading SO many different versions of how long it takes to recover & what you should be eating? I think I am fairly confident that I have been eating the right things so not sure why I ended up constipated? A few people have said that cranberry juice is really good & also that you should eat raw garlic as it acts as a natural antibiotic. I have read posts on here saying that you should avoid garlic.

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Diverticula :: Is Aloe Vera Good?

Has anyone heard of Aloe Vera helping diverticular problems?

I saw a very convincing article on the computer about its benefits for all gastric and diverticular etc

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Diverticula :: Prevacid Could Cause Diverticular Colitis?

I went for my 2nd opinion today with another Gastroenterologist. The Surgeon had referred me.

He said he wants to do a gastroscopy and also a sigmoidoscopy. He also told me that one of the medications I have been taking for years for my hiatus hernia called Prevacid could cause diverticular colitis.

Has anyone had diverticular colitis?

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Diverticula :: Abdominal Pains For Over 20 Years

I have had left side abdominal pains for over 20 years. Initially doctors thought it was IBS but now it has gotten worse with the same symptoms there most of the time whereas in the past they would come and go. Now the thinking is diverticular disease. I have had prunes with my breakfast for years and have for the last week increased my intake of fibre though it does not seem to have had an effect in relieving the pain yet.

Pain usually begins in the left lower abdomen and then seems to move lower down and ends up as a tight, cramping feeling around the left side near the kidney area.

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Constant Abdominal Pain - Diverticula?

I've been having constant left side abdominal pain and dodgy bowel movements since around May this year. Also constant peeing. My GP went down the gynae route and sent me for a scan of uterus and ovaries. All normal, as was all the blood work done. I then went on to pass blood in a bowel movement, maroon coloured with fresh blood about 8 weeks ago. This lasted about 24 hours. Have had nothing since but awaiting a date for a colonoscopy. My GP has mentioned Diverticular but obviously I am concerned re cancer. I have had no weight loss and still have s good appetite despite a bad case of acid reflux hanging about. My bowel movements tend to be soft but never diarrhoea but I have noticed there are small hard lumps of darker coloured stool mixed in. Is it possible that these small lumps are stuck in the diverticular pooches but are flushed through by the looser stuff? Also is constant low grade pain a usual symptom? I do get the odd hot flush and dizziness but on the whole generally feel well. I would appreciate any help/advise from anyone with this condition.

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Supraventricular Tachycardia :: Avoid Caffeine

I was diagnosed with SVT years back and have had 2 ablation ops with no success. Too near my AV node. Exercise is the main catalyst for an episode with myself(rapid heart,sweating,have to stop, feel faint) but have the odd flutter and increased heart rate at any time. However i have stopped drinking Caffeine and what a difference. I have not had any episodes whilst out running for about 3 months now( used to be every other run) and have confidence in entering 10k runs and completing them without having to stop. I am going to start playing squash again and really test out my hypothesis.Also, i am not noticing my heart jumping or bouncing during the day now. Just wanted to share this with others as stopping caffeine as really benefited me. I check all labels on soft drinks and obviously no coffee or tea.

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Pregnancy :: Being Induced To Avoid C-section

I'm currently 38 weeks & 3 days. the doctor wants to induce me at 39 weeks & 2 days due to avoid doing csection b/c of her size. is there anyway I can naturally go into labor?

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How Can I Prevent / Avoid Genetic Alzheimer's?

I am told by a cousin that it is "in our genes" My dad had it and now my aunt has it both on father's side.

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