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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

It looks like I have succumbed to diverticulitis. My poor tummy is almost always in heartburn mode. Tomorrow I start prepping for that dreaded diagnostic tool that internists use and Friday I will poked and prodded. I have spent this past year increasing the fiber rich foods in my diet. I guess I'll soon be told to limit them pretty soon. Why does it always seem that nature just won't let you just hum along? There always seems to be something to perturb the system!

I hope I can return to my cheerful and happy demeanor by Saturday. I'm certainly going to try heartily to leave this funk I'm in as soon as this initial issue is off my plate!
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    I just learned that we're to take enzymes with our increased "good eating" and especially if we're into the older younger years. :) Did you do that? I've been warned against the prescribed heartburn medicines. Take enzymes with each meal and a good probiotic every evening.
    1423 days ago
  • no profile photo CD17159191
    Wheat and sugar are the worst offenders. Check out Marks Daily Apple under (success stories) Lots of stories about your issues. If the fiber you have upped is any of these this could defiantly be the problem.
    The best fibre is vegetables and fruit. Wishing you all the best.
    1426 days ago
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    So sorry - just our bodies going through changes I guess. Hope all goes well with the testing, and maybe they'll tell you that you need to eat more chocolate!! (That's always my hope, anyway.)
    1427 days ago
    1427 days ago
    I hope it's not as bad as you think! Remember to take each day as it comes. 'Don't borrow trouble from tomorrow.'


    A lot of things can cause heartburn. Just because one of your friends may have diverticulitis and has heartburn, doesn't mean you have that. Maybe you just aren't spacing your meals enough. Or perhaps you need to eat less than you thought. You may need to eat more nutrient dense foods, so that you get more nutrition from a smaller amount of food. Some people have to eat 6 mini meals, rather than 3 meals.
    1427 days ago
    Oh my sweet friend...nothing is worse than a bad tummy! I hope the tests reveal something that will help you. I'll be praying for a very good diagnosis. emoticon
    1428 days ago
  • LYNCHD05
    I hope the test go well. I wouldn't like it if they told me I had to limit my fiber....just when we are use having it in our our diet.
    1428 days ago
  • KOI239
    What is good for the goose is not always good for the gander.
    And that goes for people too! We may all have the basics but many times due to heredity, illnesses and side effects of medication what is considered healthy for the general population is not always healthy for others. I just adjusted my daily goal of protein lower but could not adjust my potassium lower here. I have end stage renal diease and have had a transplant. My rejection medication does a number on my gut (that is where most of your immune system lives) and I need to watch my protein, potassium, phosphorus and sodium. Which means a lot of fruits, dairy and vegetables I have to eat sparingly. Because of my medication I have all of the symptoms of IBS with diarrhea.
    I hope your tests result in an easy fix for your problems.
    1428 days ago
    Wishing you well with your tests. Last year, after consciously adding fiber to my diet, I was told by the gastroenterologist that perhaps I was a person who needed to eat less fiber. So I have now gone back to my regular way of eating and I've been feeling pretty good.
    1428 days ago
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  • MOTIVATED36732
    Hope all goes well
    1428 days ago
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