I have had IBS since 1988 and when I have attacks the pain can be unbearable. There have been many times where I have actually passed out from the pain I get. I find (as weired as this sounds) that if someone comes into the bathroom with me and rubs my lower back it does help ease it a little bit. The pain is so bad that my breathing becomes very heavy and my whole body feels very heavy as well, like I can't even hold myself up. I can get very clammy and cold with it as well. Sometimes when I think it may be all over it starts up again just as quickly. Unfortuneatly there is not much I can do until the whole episode supsides and it is all over with. So to answer your question, YES, the pain is very normal with IBS and everyone has differnt levels of main they get with their attacks. The way I describe it is this, when I am having a really bad attack the pain is probably best describe with the same level as Labour Pains when having a baby, no joke.
Hope we can all find relief for this side affect of IBS.
Post Edited By Moderator (dbab) : 3/15/2007 9:15:42 PM (GMT-6)