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I was diagnosed with Diverticulitis at 22 after I had my 2nd really big attack. Less than a year before, I was 21 and had my first attack, but when I went to the ER, I was told I just had a viral infection. I was given antibiotics which seemed to do nothing. I got better and went on with my life. After my 2nd attack just 8 months later, I went to an ER again and they had me set up an appointment to get a colonoscopy to be sure if I had Diverticulitis or not.. That is where I found out I did in fact have it. I have since had 2 more attacks and I am now 23. The most recent one (6 days ago, was so bad it lasted 3 days and I couldn't eat or drink anything without feeling like I was going to die. I had missed 2.5 days of works and I am now very concerned that it will only get worse.. Especially considering I know NOTHING about Diverticulitis. I was told (by my colonoscopy doctor that it was similar to Celiac Disease?? I am wondering if I should be doing more to prevent this from happening because I am tired of going through this pain every few months and then taking multiple days to recover (I still don't feel 100%). I need help.. I have no clue what I should be doing in regards to this. Do I need to make an appointment asap?
Thanks for reading.
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