Posted Monday, January 25, 2010 at 10:10 AM
So for the 21 days everything was great and then Thursday morning I suddenly develop this pain/tenderness in my side after using the bathroom. I'd had a similar pain many times several months back, but just for an hour or so each time. I just attributed it to getting older and maybe being part of a larger pattern of 'inflammation' related health issues.
This time, though, it came back after lunch and the pain didn't go away. I went to the doctor on Friday and he told me it was probably Diverticulitis. His office is supposed to call me back when they get insurance approval for some scans.
He told me to avoid spicy and fatty foods and get plenty of vegetables and fiber. Ok, so I might have indulged in some stress related french-fry & dr. pepper consumption, but this is the healthiest I've ever eaten in my life! Why now?
Most of the websites I consulted advised against eating nuts & seeds even though they also noted there was no scientific evidence to back up that recommendation. My mother (who goes to the doctor for a living, literally) also claims I should avoid broccoli because of the florets and lettuce for some unfathomable reason.
Does anyone on this forum have real experience and knowledge on this condition?