It sounds like the type of episodes I get when I have blockages. My pain comes on suddenly. I get very bloated/distended. Usually these episodes clear on their own in 12 hours or so, for me, but we are all different. I have spoken with my doctor at length about this and we have a plan in place as to what I should do and when I need to head to the hospital.
If this is new to you, you really need to seek medical attention ASAP if it happens again. Sudden pain can be life threatening and should not be ignored or "waited out". I make sure that I am not alone, just in case I need help even though I have been dealing with this for years and we are sure it is an adhesion wrapping around my intestine and there is nothing that can be done.
Your pain could have been some thing you ate just disagreed with you and caused some intense cramping, you may have some narrowing that your meal had some trouble getting by, your intestines may have twisted up a bit and then untwisted, you may have some adhesions, but sudden pain shouldn't be ignored.
I hope you are feeling better.
CD 20 years officially, 30 unofficially. 3 resections '93, '95 '97
Managing with strict low residue diet, keeping symptoms to a minimum. All test show small amount of ulceration, still have occasional blockages. But still have a great time with my 2 daughters and husband!
Prednisone, 6MP,Prevacid, B12 shots, Bentyl, Xifaxan.....