I've had it, and its not pleasant. In my case, antibiotics cleared it up pretty fast. I also have diverticulosis, wihich has spread pretty bad and occasionally gets infected. I have been given flagyl at times when things are really bad, and they are unpleasant pills to try to get down, but sometimes the only thing that works. The antibiotics really help, and minding a diet. I have irritable bowel as well and take Bentyl to prevent spasms. I take them too when I get gi issues, as it usually flares up and the bentyl helps me.
I got so bad I was having stuff shooting out both ends. Well, one way to look at it isthat the sooner you get to the doc, the sooner you'll feel better.
I hope you feel better and can get in to the doctor and get well soon.
Ills--Sjogrens-Lupus cond., AI polygland. dysfunction 2, hyper/hypopigment, scoliosis,kyphosis,stenosis, deg.,O.A.,spine surgeries, salivary/lymphectomies, NASH, COPD, RLS, UT/GI bleeds, hystero, brain/nerve damage,TB
Meds--INH,Plaquenil, Evoxac, Metformin, Synthroid, HCTZ, HRT and Lidocaine patchs, Voltaren gel, Klonopin, Vicodin, Restasis, Albuterol, steroids