I'm young at 28, but it is very prevelent in my family. Of course, I only found this out recently after I started asking around.
I wish I had know this when I was younger as I could have upped my fiber intake.
Anyhow, my symptoms have been diahrea, gas and many BM's every day (3-5). Many BM's are actually just mucus and gas.... I consider my diet to be OK and take pretty good care of myself (6'/ 190 lbs/ 10% BF) as I workout and play team sports such as soccer, softball, etc... I have a very fast metabolism and have been known to be called the "human garbage disposal". When I was younger, I could eat anything and everything with no issues. Around the age of 21 or so that began to change. I was intially diagnosed with IBS and just sort of put up with it. Of course, I have made some dietary changes and do not gorge myself like I used to. Lately, my symptoms have been worse and more of an inconvienence as I travel more for business.
So I had my 1st colonoscopy yesterday and was diagnosed with diverticulosis. I will also be getting an upper GI check by downing some Barium next month. My GI also took a sample to check for Colotis.
I just wanted to introduce myself as I will no doubt be on this board pretty often from here on out.
My first question is everyone's preference on Fiber Supplements: Metamucil, Citrucel, etc?