Wow, it sounds like we both have the same thing! I thought I was the only one on her with IBD and diverticulitis. It took me about
3-4 doctors and going to the Mayo clinic to get diagnosed. the others always said it was IBS despite my complaints of bleeding. Four years ago, I got sick, had a CT scan and colonoscopy. The CT scan said inflammation, the colonoscopy was negative. So, they said it was IBS and to get lost. Dec of last year, I got real sick. The CT scan said it was diverticulitis. They gave me 3 different antibiotics and I was no better. I went to Mayo, they did a colonoscopy and said it was diverticular colitis. So, I feel in prior years, they were missing something. I think I had the colitis first though because I would have episodes of d and bleeding that would come and go. Then I got real constipated in between, hence the diverticular disease. So, that is how it happened for me. It took 3 weeks for the colazal to work. I take benefiber once a day. I think that helps a lot. I still have to watch my diet though.
How did your disease start out? Were you constipated much or did you have a lot of d and bleeding? Mine was more constipation with a few bouts of diarrhea a year with some bleeding. Stay in touch and good luck with it all. I hope the colazal works soon for you.
diagnosed 1/09 with colitis & diverticulitis
54 yo, colazal, fish oil, synthroid, cymbalta
good results w/ acupuncture