I have had two diverticulitis attacks within one year and after recovery I recently had my 2nd colonoscopy. Both attacks happened while I was constipated. I rarely get constipated except these two times though which is confusing to me. Because of this I am so afraid of constipation. I have been diagnosed with a torturous colon and diverticulosis in all areas of my colon. Up until these attacks I never had a problem with constipation that I can recall. Each night after dinner and a couple of hours before bed I now take a heaping teaspoon Metamucil mixed in at least 8 ounces of water. I do this twice within the 2 hours before retiring for the night usually between 8-10pm. I get up in the morning and drink an 8 ounce glass of water while brewing my first cup of coffee. I usually have 2 cups of coffee in the morning and sometimes(3 times a week) one cup in the early afternoon. I go like clockwork while drinking that first cup of coffee each morning before work. I work a 7:30-4:30 day and also take a gummy fiber before lunch and a gummy fiber after. It has kept me regular for the last 6 months with no days of constipation. I also am trying to drink more water as I am not too often thirsty. When ever dining out I make sure to order a glass of water even if I have another beverage. I have always thought I have eaten a fairly good fiber diet but am trying to amp it up. I do cheat a little here and there with a dessert and a small steak once in a while and red wine in moderation. I have NOT noticed that coffee constipates me but rather helps me stay regular but perhaps it is because I have in the morning after the Metamucil has had a chance to work. I try not to take ibuprofen as it does tend to constipate me as I took it continual for a week when I had broken my wrist a week before my first attack. Are you on alot of other meds? I have heard that many medications do this.