An elevated white blood cell count indicates infection so if it ever goes up, then it may be diverticulitis or some other infection in your body.
I don't do anything else except my fiber and I also take Miralax since I have IBS w/ constipation. Both keep me going pretty regular which is the key with diverticulosis. Diarrhea can actually cause problems with diverticulitis also.
If the area of your pain is high enough on your left side, it could be pancreatic pain too so that might be something worth checking into if it doesn't subside. I hear you though about
the many tests, its very common for people with IBS but I look at it as its better to be safe than sorry. Any new symptom that becomes bothersome and unrelenting IMO should really be brought up to your doc.
I don't avoid nuts because I love different kinds (cashews, walnuts, pecans) and my doc believes there isn't a problem although there are differenting opinions and my doc could be wrong. I don't eat seeds though and if I eat any kind of peppers, I always toss the seeds.
Hope this helps a little. :)
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Dx: IBS 1989, Diverticulosis 2004, Idiopathic Acute Colitis 2006, UCTD 2007 (Lupus? Sjogren's? overlap?)
Meds: Plaquenil 400mg, Chlorzoxazone 500mg, Lyrica 50mg, Protonix 40mg, Naproxen 1000mg, Xanax XR 2mg, Miralax 17g, Supplements