I have diverticulosis and have had diverticulitis twice. Diverticulosis is pockets that form in the bowel due to pressure from your stool. If these pockets become inflammed, then it is diverticulitis. It can cause serious problems if not tended to right away. I was in the hospital for one of my bouts and was on aggressive antibiotics and IV. One more bout and doc wants to seriously consider surgery. Thats why I am so admemant about
fiber. That is the one treatment that can keep these problems at bay.
Here is a good link that explains a little better:
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Dx: IBS 1989, Diverticulosis 2004, UC 2005, Sjogren's 2006
Meds: Sulfazine EC 1000mg, Mesalamine Enemas, Chlorzoxazone 500mg, Naprosyn 500mg, Symax SL .125mg, Protonix 40mg, Xanax XR 2mg, Miralax 17g, Supplements
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