so i was just diagnosed with diverticulosis. i feel like i'm really getting the run around so hopefully those who share this condition will be able to help me. i've always had strange bowel movements but always just pushed it off as bad dieting. about 2 weeks ago i was having severe pain in my stomach, just pushed it off as gas. it woke me up in the middle of the night and i again thought it was gas so took maalox, peptol...etc nothing worked. for the next few days i would have flares of cramping, so i went to the dr who ordered a catscan. he said the catscan showed diverticulosis, not diverticulitis. however he says he doesn't know why i'm in so much pain bc diverticulosus usually doesn't have any symptoms and when they do they're very minor. i am pretty much doubled over in pain 24/7 i have been on symtac, perkaset, 2 different antibiotics, nexium, and flagyl and nothing seems to be helping. i'm having problems breathing bc i'm in so much pain, i can't sleep, have no appetite. i've lost 12lbs in the last 10 days, i'm extremely pail and even went to the ER the other night because i couldn't take the pain. they gave me a shot of morphine which still didn't help! at this point i'm just desparate for answers. my doctor said he really can't do anything more for me so he referred me to an digestive disease dr, but i have to wait over a month to get it. i just don't know if i have diverticulosis and not diverticulitis why i'm in so much pain? i have a very high tolerance for pain but have never experienced anything like this in my life. the dr said to go back to the ER if it gets worse, but honestly it cannot get much worse. someone please offer some advise or insight...did anyone else you know ever had problems like this? i almost feel like i should be on one of those medical mystery shows. i just want to be pain free so i can go back to work, play with my kids, and just carry on with everyday life. thanks for your time!
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