My 78 year old husband was diagnosed with diverticular disease about a year ago via a colonoscopy - it's pan colonic which I assume means It covers the whole bowel. Over the last few months he is finding that practically anything he eats is giving him diarrhoea which leaves him feeling very weak and tired. His energy level and stamina is also much lower than it was. The hospital didn't seem to bothered by the diagnosis and just said some people don't have symptoms, some do! His GP has only been able to offer a disgusting orange flavoured drink which was supposed to help but made him feel much worse.
A high fibre diet doesn't help and we are running out of ideas - he is getting to the stage where he dreads eating. A friend who suffers from IBS says she uses Immodium but he is worried that long term use may do more harm then good.
If anyone has any advice we would be very grateful