I really don't think rectal meds help in diverticular disease. At least my doctor never mentioned it. I have ulcerative proctitis and find the rectal meds help me a lot. Did your doctor give you a specific diet to follow for the diverticulitis? You should stay away from anything with seeds, nuts, corn, etc.. My dad had it and wound up having to have an operation to remove part of his colon because a pouch had formed and was about to burst. He was in a lot of pain.
Diagnosed with ulcerative proctitis in 1998 in hospital
Hospitalized (2nd time) in May 2008 for ten days.
Remission Nov 08 thru May of 09.
Slowly coming out of flare. Meds: Colazal (6 per day), prednisone 10 mgm and tapering weekly, Cort enema nightly, Canasa in morning, Benicar 20 mg for BP, flaxseed oil 3 x a day, fishoil 2 x a day, probiotic 3 x a day, calcium with D 1x a day and multivitamin.
Doctor had me on 100 mgm of 6MP which drastically lowered my white count. Now off the 6MP pending results of repeat white count. UGH.