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  • Just diagnosed yesterday

    Just diagnosed yesterday

    Post created 1 week 2 days ago

  • Usual diverticulitis antibiotics aren't working (F...

    Usual diverticulitis antibiotics aren't working (Flagyl and Cipro) ....

    Post created 1 week 2 days ago

  • I started wondering if there was a connection and ...

    I started wondering if there was a connection and found this group. Hoping for positive support and information.

    Post created 1 week 4 days ago

  • Diagnosed with RA 10 years ago - 2007. Used Enbre...

    Diagnosed with RA 10 years ago - 2007. Used Enbrel successfully for 9 years. Experienced an RA flare up early 2016, as Enbrel didn't seem effective anymore. Rheumatologist switched me to Humera but no better results. September, 2016 I was switched to Xeljanz, 11mg once a day. Received relief. February, 2017, Plaquenil, 200 mg, twice a day, which improved the results.

    Since June, I have had 4 diverticulitis attacks, the first one requiring hospitalization. After each attack, I was put on a course of Flagel and Spirograph, antibiotics. During that time I stopped the Xeljanz and plaquenil. After the 10 day course of antibiotics was completed, I again resumed the Xeljanz and plaquenil. One to two weeks later I had another diverticulitis attack.

    My GI is suggesting surgery at this point. Maybe I don't need surgery but a modification of my Xeljanz therapy (preferably), or switching again to another RA treatment.

    Post created 1 week 4 days ago

  • Anorexia/bulimia sufferer for 35 years. Had first ...

    Anorexia/bulimia sufferer for 35 years. Had first colonoscopy today... two diverticulous pockets found.

    Post created 1 week 4 days ago

  • I have been taking omeprazole since 1994 , I just ...

    I have been taking omeprazole since 1994 , I just had part of my large intestine removed less than a year ago and last week I was just told I have diverticulitis again on top of the diverticulitis I have had 62 kidney stones, I am very convinced the omeprazole is causing these problems but I can't get anybody in the medical profession to side with me. Any suggestions?

    Post created 2 weeks 9 hours ago

  • Every time I take them the medication gemfibrozil ...

    Every time I take them the medication gemfibrozil I get trouble with my stomach and I have diverticulitis if anybody's got the same problem please let me know

    Post created 4 weeks 1 hour ago

  • diverticulitis/diabetes diet

    How do I combine diets for these two diseases?

    Question created 1 month 13 hours ago

  • I have dizziness, pain in upper stomach region, so...

    I have dizziness, pain in upper stomach region, some weight loss , at times lack of eating and throwing up which happen once. Does anyone else have symptoms like this? Yes I went to have test and doctor said no tumors but diverticulitis.

    Post created 1 month 1 week ago

  • Diverticulitis and migraine

    I have had migraines for years. I take amitriptyline at bedtime and that has worked very well, having maybe 1 a month or less. I have also had diverticulitis for years with no symptoms until last fall. I have had 7 migraines in the last month and have had rectal discharge since last fall. It is so embarrassing along with gas I can't control and running to the bathroom multiple times when out shopping because you don't know exactly what's going to happen. This is my 2nd flare up of diverticulitis, meaning, I don't count the on going rectal discharge and occasional diarrhea as flare ups, Abdominal pain, sluggish, basically feeling bad. I have just put together the diverticulitis triggering my migraines. I know I'm not the only one with this problem and thought it would be nice to talk to others that do. It's kind of hard for people to realize what you're going through if they haven't experienced it. Look forward to chatting maybe getting some tips. Patti

    Post created 1 month 1 week ago