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What causes recurrent diverticulitis along with fatigue despite taking medication?

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Dr. Ramesh Kumar

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Posted on Tue, 29 May 2018 in Digestion and Bowels
Question: hi I have had diverticulitus for a long long time! I have it every week can I ever get rid of it I'm soo tired of not being able to go anywhere because I will have an attack! I take Levaquin but it doesn't help
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Answered by Dr. Ramesh Kumar 37 minutes later
Brief Answer:
You need proper medication dear.

Detailed Answer:
Hello dear patient,
Thanks for query,

For acute phase of your recurrent diverticulitis antibiotic therapy is required but once the acute phase settles down Severe and drastic life style modificatory changes have to be followed by patient for many months to avoid recurrent attacks.
I would suggest you to initially use better antibiotics for 14 days.
A combination of clindamycin 600 mg twice daily with Metronidazole 400 mg thrice daily would be good for you.
But you would need a prescription for the same.

Medicines can help you but can't cure you. So go through each line carefully-Once acute phase is gone

-Not exercising enough, not drinking enough water and delaying a bowel movement can worsen your symptoms. The most important factor in curing you is strict adherence to natural and simple diet. This should consist of unrefined food such as whole grain cereals, XXXXXXX honey and lentils; green leafy vegetables, like spinach, beans, lettuce, celery, asparagus, carrot. Adding some fat to meals or increasing the size of a meal such as breakfast can be helpful. Individuals suffering from diverticulitis should increase the amount of plant foods they consume to get more fiber in their diet.
-Take a good quality probiotic daily.This would improve the good flora of gut and would help you i long runs.VSL#3 is a good one.

Hope i was helpful.
Regards!
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