I'm new at this diverticulitis problem but only have diarrhea, no pain. I was put on cipro and my stool returned to normal in 3 days. Was okay for awhile, then very loose stool started again and doctor started me on Metamucil. Stool got much better but not normal. Now watery stool back even with the fiber. Doctor gave me a prescription of cipro to take if the loose stool returned. However, with all the cipro side effects, I'm wondering if I should just live with several loose to watery stools a day since I don't have pain? I'm interested in your experience.