My Crohn's is entirely in the large intestine, but I can get some pretty bad pain that is not relieved by bm. Actually, passing stool is incredibly painful (have vomited from pain too many times).
It seems I have different types of pain. Pretty much all of the time there is a constant ache/hurt below my pelvic bone. That is from the rectal region being so inflamed. Then other times I get stabbing pain other places along the colon route. Sometimes I also get a tender/more constant pain on the upper right, where I form a swollen spot (I can feel to the touch).
Tylenol really doesn't help for me. I use a heating pad most days and take Vicodin when I need it. I am thankful for that med because I am able to focus on other things more when I am not hurting all the time!
--39 year old female, dx as UC in '04 (1st symptoms in '03), switched to Crohn's in '05, 1 fistula, crohn's colitis, limited to large intestine
--rejected (reaction/didn't work): Asacol, AZA, 6-MP, MTX, Remicade, Humira, prednisone
--stuck on methylprednisolone, tried Prochymal in Phase III study (can't wait til it's approved!)
--started Tysabri 3/21/08
--single mom to 10-year-old girl