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potty
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Date Joined Sep 2007
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   Posted 9/28/2007 4:42 AM (GMT -7)   
yeah  Hi all i am new to all this,so some friends who have the same problem as me.i would love to hear from you,
Mine all started in july 2003,with pain in my lower left side,which did move around,i saw my GP on the monday,which he put me off work for a week,cant think what he wrote on my sick note now,as i have had so many,he gave me antibiotics and said come back if i didnt feel any better,so a few days later i went back as i was just feeling sick all the time,he told me to come back in the morning for blood tests,but later that night my husband took me to A&E,they gave me pain killers and was sent home,only for me to return the next night,in alot more pain may i add,i was given morphine for the pain,which made me feel alot better,i was kept in,still no better after a few days,I was then take down for the doctor to have a look inside to see what was going on,while he was there he took my appendicitis,after that i still didnt feel any better,and two doctors was talk to one another and they then said diverticulitis,i was allowed home ,
I went and saw my GP as the doctor in the hospital also said i had ibs,which i told him i dont think so as my bowel movements have been the same for your,always soft and every morning,my GP told me the way to work out if it was my diverticulitis or ibs,
IBS you wont have a temperture all thou you will have pain,where as diverticulitis you will have a temperture,
Well 3 months later i was back at A&E,With pain & temperture,again i was given morphine and a drip,i was there for a week before i was allowed home,i then had an appointment for a barium enema,of which the nurses asked me why i was having this done,so we all made small talk,the nurse said oh yes there is one and there is another,so the next day i saw my GP and told him i only had two,only to my horror a few weeks later my GP rang me at home and said to me that i had loads confused ,i have been in and out of hospital ever since,i have even had the colonoscopy,
Some days i have good days and then i also have bad days,I only take my pain killers when i have too,even thou i am in pain every day,
I am also having alot of pain from my gall bladder,but i dont have stones been tested for that too,
Just feel like my body needs to go to the nearest tip at present,
 
I did smile today as i saw this on a web site this morning,(been on so many)saying
symptoms of IBS are confused with those of diverticulitis,
well this is my story,life gos on as they say.

razzle51
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   Posted 9/28/2007 10:13 AM (GMT -7)   
what do you mean by the poll??
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potty
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Date Joined Sep 2007
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   Posted 9/28/2007 2:49 PM (GMT -7)   
yeah  Hi Razzel
     sorry i dont know what i was doing,it asked me a question and i gave my answer,oops confused

SnowyLynne
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   Posted 9/28/2007 3:13 PM (GMT -7)   
My hubby had Diverticuloses thru all of his colon.Stress causes his flare ups but he hasn't had any in quite awhile,Antibiotics is what fixes it for him at the bad times.Whatever gets in the pockets causes an infection therefore antibiotics are used.He always gets Cipro as it works for him.........
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potty
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   Posted 10/1/2007 12:44 AM (GMT -7)   
yeah  Hi Snowylynn
 I know how your hubby feels,mine has got bad for a long time,but i still pain mind pain everyday
but that is just me,i too get antibotics when i am very bad,I know they say on all the sites change your diet but i havent changed mind,but i dont eat as much cheese as i did before as cheese sets mine off,i can eat mind cheese but not strong cheese which i did enjoy,alot of people say cipro,what is it as i have never been given that, confused ,please do let me know thanks potty

potty
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Date Joined Sep 2007
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   Posted 10/1/2007 12:46 AM (GMT -7)   
yeah  HI snowylynn
ment to say
hasnt been bad for a long time.soz about that ,potty

BigLucy
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   Posted 10/2/2007 3:55 PM (GMT -7)   
I've had ulcerative colitis and IBS for over ten years (managing CP for four years now)--if you have any questions, maybe I can help. I noticed you only take pain meds when it gets bad, but have pain every day--my experience is that good pain management is ongoing consistency, don't let the pain get bad, at that point it's much harder to deal with and not as effective.

potty
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   Posted 10/3/2007 12:26 AM (GMT -7)   
yeah  hi biglucy.thanks for that but i dont like taking loads of pain killers as i dont think its a good thing,to be taking them all the time,so thats why i take them when i need them,i know if it is going to be bad or not,i have learned that over the years,But thank you anyway, tongue
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