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TNT
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I've already given myself the first suggestion, and that is to stop eating popcorn again. But besides that, I am already on ABX (Doxy, Rifampin).

I had a horrible night last night because of it, and need suggestions to get over this as quickly as possible so it doesn't completely lay me out.

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surprise
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Sorry, I don't know too much about Diver. what comes to mind is flushing with lots of water. Aloe juice? Hopefully if it did get

embedded the antibx you are on take care of it?

How's that combo working for you?

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I would suggest you go gluten free if you haven't done so already to help with future problems. I don't have diverticulitis but going gluten free made a big difference as far as no longer having any issues in that general department.
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steve1906
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Here's what Mayo has to say....

Diet
A diverticulitis diet starts with only clear liquids for a few days. Examples of beverages allowed on a clear liquid diet include:

•Broth
•Fruit juices without pulp, such as apple juice
•Ice chips
•Ice pops without bits of fruit or fruit pulp
•Gelatin
•Water
•Tea or coffee without cream

As you start feeling better, your doctor will recommend that you slowly add low-fiber foods. Examples of low-fiber foods include:

•Canned or cooked fruits without skin or seeds
•Canned or cooked vegetables such as green beans, peas and potatoes (without the skin)
•Eggs, fish and poultry
•Refined white bread
•Fruit juice with little or no pulp
•Low-fiber cereals
•Milk, yogurt and cheese
•White rice, pasta and noodles

http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-living/nutrition-and-healthy-eating/in-depth/diverticulitis-diet/art-20048499?pg=1

Steve

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I've had 12 inches removed due to dd. I cannot touch nuts, popcorn, seeds, very large meals.

if you have dd you'll have to cut those out.

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Thanks y'all. I am feeling a little better, but not eating as much, and am trying to avoid foods that contribute to the problem.

Samlyme, I do eat gluten-free. I can't say it makes any difference in how I feel. I do it because my doc has advised it, and for inflammatory reasons.

surprise, thanks for the suggestion of aloe. I've been reading that people have had some success healing the diverticuli with aloe. The combo has been a good one, but I'm barely holding my own. I'm to start increasing the ivermectin. [dizzy] Wish me luck.

Steve, thanks for the input. Unfortunately, I cannot eat some of those foods such as the bread, dairy, and sugar foods. But the broth, fish, etc, are healing foods.

randibear, I'm sorry it had to come to that for you. Thankfully, I don't have to avoid those foods completely, but when I indulge in things like popcorn, nuts, nut crackers... I sometimes pay for it.

I did realize that I also forgot to take my evening dose of probiotics Sunday night, and this probably contributed to it.

Lessons to remember: Don't eat a lot of popcorn (even two bowls), and don't forget my probiotics... especially the nights I eat a little too much popcorn.

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TNT, glad you're doing okay-

my dd has been on rifampin, now soon to be paired w/ Doxy (first time).

How often are you taking the Ivermectin? Also using GSE for cyst/ yeast, and nystatin.

Not fun right now. Not fun. Can't blame you for wanting some popcorn. Might have to replace it w/ coconut ice cream tho.

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positive Bartonella henselae Igenex, 2011.
low positive Fry biofilm test, 2012.
Update 7/16- After extensive treatments,
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my doc told me once you're diagnosed with dd, you really should avoid those items. believeme you dont want to go through what I have

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I'm thinking that you must be using the hull less popcorn, thinking that to be safe? Sadly, even the "hull less" popcorn is not really safe for diverticulitis.

But, some now say nuts are safe, even protective . . . but I'd stick to the softer nuts like walnuts & pecans (and maybe soak first and then gently roast in oven just prior) and be sure to really check each one before sending on down the hatch.

http://shop.justpoppin.com/gourmet-popcorn-kernels-tender-pop-5-pounds.html#tab-2

Tender Pop ™ Hulless Popcorn (GMO Free)

What does "virtually hulless" mean? It means that once the popcorn is popped, there will be very few of the hard shell-like pieces, hulls, that can be found in all popped corn.

There is no truly hulless popcorn or 100% hull free popcorn. Popcorn must have a hull, called the pericarp, to hold itself together and hold in the moisture that makes it possible to pop corn in the first place.

Our exclusive, hybridized white "hull less" popcorn kernel has been specially bred (not genetically modified) to have a thin, delicate hull.

The explosive force of the popcorn popping shatters and disintegrates most of these delicate hulls, leaving the popped corn VIRTUALLY HULLESS. (end website excerpt)

[Uh, "virtually" may not still be safe for those with diverticulitis.]


http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3183923/

J Fam Pract. Feb 2009; 58(2): 82–84.

NUTS - Let them eat nuts — this snack is safe for diverticulosis patients
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Something far better than coconut "ice cream" IMO, for those who avoid dairy & soy. Expensive yet great for that holiday dessert.

Cashew "Ice Cream" -- C'est Magnifique!

http://mrdewies.com/

Mr. Dewie's Cashew Milk Frozen Dessert

[I've had both the chocolate and the coffee. Both are as smooth as can be (the other two kinds may have "bits" in them, though, so check. Do not plan on sharing, though, get a pint for each person.]
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Oh Keebler, we have many options now for dairy free soy free coconut ice cream in the stores-

Portion size for sugar control.

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low positive Fry biofilm test, 2012.
Update 7/16- After extensive treatments,
doing okay!

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Yeah, much better options. Most are still way too sweet, though. I wish they would knock it off with that. I still find that Thanksgiving and Christmas are still the best to keep it to, though.

The cashew one is not nearly as sweet as the others and much sweetness tastes like from the cashews, themselves (I've tried only the coffee & the chocolate, though),

one thing that is very pleasing is that it's not a big sugar hit - & it's very creamy from the nuts with a good balance of protein and good fat for better glycemic balance - but the calories sure add up - LOTS of calories, even if good ones - so planning ahead using a cute small dish or mug helps.

Portion control is ultimately managed by the cost (cashews are very expensive to begin with).

One aspect of a frozen treat that is smooth is that it's about the only kind of food that does not hurt (burn, scrape or irritate) my mouth tissue. So delight from just that, alone, can lead to wanting more.

I had a sore throat for a full 20 years -- and no doctor could "see" that the sides were flaming red . . . so painful but always told "looks fine" -- well during that time, frozen yogurt was the big thing and the only thing that made my throat feel better. Of course, that was not the wisest move as frozen yogurt has never been the health food we thought. [A few brands now are better, though but dairy is not for all.]

But, I'll bet others here enjoy the coolness of a creamy cold treat on their throat, too. And, that can lead to wanting more just because it feels so good - just an observation.
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