Very New to this
Hi, I am a 27 year old female who has had what I call "bathroom" problems for years. Finally my stomache started swelling and people started asking when when I was due. I would look 7-8 months pregnant, however, my husband and I have not been able to conceive for the last 7 years. I started having awful sharp pain in the left side of my stomache. It hurt sooo much, I would cry and scream, however, I don't have insurance and would not go to the doctor. Finally, while visiting my family my parents got me to go to the emeregency room. I was diagnosed with Diverticulits (not sure if that is spelled right). That was scarey! That was in Feb. We recently moved and I started seeing another doctor. He says I have diver...but also have Crohn's Disease. I am bleeding, can't stay out of the bathroom, etc. He has put me on a strick diet, medicine that makes me sleep all of the time, limited activity, it is so hard. He has told me that I can't have rough food, no raw food, no acid foods or citrus, nothing spicy, no nuts, no corn, no seeds, etc. I have being seeing this doctor about a month and have been doing pretty good, however, the last two days have been really bad. I hurt so much constantly. It's sharp pain and burning. It burns constantly and I go to the bathroom constantly. My husband is very supportative and I try my best not to let me him see me hurt but it is so hard.
Does anyone have any ideas how to keep flare ups from happening? How to stop the pain? What can I do? Thank you.