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I have diverticulitis and wonder what I can eat. I have been

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I have diverticulitis and wonder what I can eat. I have been prescribed a 3rd round of antibiotics which I started yesterday. At the suggestion of a friend I started a liquid diet today (for a week) and wonder if this is a good idea. I am very hungry - I have a fast metabolism and the liquids don't feel me satisfied. Jan
JA: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?
Customer: ampicillin, twice a day
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: No - I saw him last Thursday when he gave me the prescription for this latest round of anti's.
JA: What medications do you take daily? Are you allergic to any medications?
Customer: I take medication for high blood pressure, a statin and a small dose of a mild tranquilizer at bedtime. No, I am not allergic to medications.
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 10 months ago.

Hello, this is Dr. David. I am reviewing your question now and will be with you momentarily.

Expert:  Dr. David replied 10 months ago.

you need fiber fiber fiber fiber into your diet

as much fruit and vegetables you can eat in your diet.

you should avoid foods you can't chew up well

if you can't chew up well nuts, or seeds, or tomato seeds, you should avoid them.