I am looking for some advise to have a plan to head off any diverticulitis flares....I actually had surgery for this years ago, but got an infection again 2 years ago and a few weeks ago.!!!!--The meds make me VERY sick (why I finally agreed to have surgery)---I felt better after the week of meds, but now started feeling that achy again---so I am wondering if anyone has any hints as to what to do to try to prevent any of this brewing from really escalating into a real flare??? My BMs are just fine, I take probiotics, fiber supplements,aloe vera, etc.....Anyone try just a few days of cipro? donnatol? heat? exercise? ANYTHING????This sinks.