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randibear
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I am having diverticulitis symptoms again. severe left lower abdominal pain,nausea, upset stomach, headache, constipation, now diahrrea.

this couldn't come at a worse time. I'm leaving in two weeks.

is there anything to sooth the colon?

last time I went to dr we had a bit of a tiff and I hate to go back again. I'm having these attacks more frequently and I've already had 12 inches taken out.

I can't get into a specialist for two months.

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Hi Randibear, I think I heard that White Willow bark does. I use Nature's sunshine. Double check this to be sure.
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randibear
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I've heard aloe capsules help but dont know anybody who's used them.

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SLIPPERY ELM BARK POWDER in a gruel . . . or capsules.

https://www.mountainroseherbs.com/search?page=1&q=slippery+elm&utf8=%E2%9C%93

Mountain Rose Herbs - many form of this


It has a chapter here, just type in the name:

Though not at all about lyme, this is one of the best reference resources on my bookshelf that has wonderful chapters, many graciously available through their website.

Home: http://oneearthherbs.squarespace.com/

The ONE EARTH HERBAL SOURCEBOOK (Tillotson, et al)

He is a doctor of Ayurvedic Medicine; She a doctor of Oriental Medicine and Acupuncturist. The third co-author is a doctor of optometry.
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White Willow Bark is aspirin. That could be caustic. Aspirin can pose a lot of bleeding risk.

It is an anti-inflammatory but there are safer choices in that arena.

https://www.mountainroseherbs.com/products/white-willow-bark/profile


. . . The conversion of willow bark to aspirin began in 1828 when German chemist Felix Hoffmann isolated the active ingredient and named it salicin. In 1899, the Bayer company began manufacturing and selling a modified form of the willow bark chemical acetylsalicylic acid, or aspirin.
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http://flash.lymenet.org/scripts/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=1;t=130977;p=0

Topic: will one baby aspirin a day make gastritis worse? - 23 January, 2015

Why Aspirin can be so dangerous.
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I'd suggest marshmallow root capsules or slippery elm as Keebler mentioned.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B000302280
https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B0002UHJ2K

Together would be even better.

edit: fixed second link

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quote:
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White Willow Bark is aspirin. That could be caustic. Aspirin can pose a lot of bleeding risk.


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Exactly!! [Eek!]

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I don't take aspirin. ibuprofen occasionally.

I'm leaving for st thomas on the 14th and dread it but absolutely no way to cancel.

I hate to go to dr but may have to. last time I took abx it made my yeast go completely rampant. I was taking all kinds of probiotics too.

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I ordered aloe veracapsules,marshmallow root and slippery elm. hope it helps.

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Hope it helps, randi!

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