I had my first bout of diverticulitis 6 months ago, went to er thinking it was appendicitis, had a colonoscopy to confirm, mine is on the right side.
one thing about this dreadful condition is there seems to be no consensus on cause or treatments, I just read a medical paper from 1975 which claims it is from holding in poop and gas for too long. Which makes sense to me because I have bad hemorrhoids and have been clenching my butt cheeks together trying to hold it in. I've just had my 2nd attack, and was constipated with terrible bloating, I've tried every remedy on here and nothing worked, I also keep a food journal and it's not diet related (for me).
Well last night around midnight I'd had enough and drank a warm glass of water with pink sea salt (1 tablespoon). 30 minutes later I had a bowel movement and the solids were as hard as rocks, but the bloating was still there and very painful, so this morning I tried a spoonful of organic baking soda in water and my gas and bloating finally exited and I feel 100% better. Good luck everyone