When I get obstructed (usually it's only a partial obstruction, but the pain is pretty much the same) it hits really fast. I can feel completely fine in the morning, and after eating, the pain hits fast. It starts with really bad heartburn, and a mild burning in my belly. The pain isn't in one specific place, more of a general pain. It comes in waves of pain, and goes away, then comes back over and over until it's a constant unbearable pain. It's a very distinct burning pain, along with my belly feeling like it's swollen and SO tender to the touch. I usually have to walk really carefully because the pain gets worse from moving around.
Looking back, I can always see that for a couple days I have bad D, then a couple days where I don't go at all, then really feel constipated. It's hard for me to see it's coming because I tend to have days of D and also days of constipation in general.
If you think you are getting obstructed, try to eat very low residue, easy to digest foods, or maybe try to do liquids for a couple days if you can. Try to take it easy and get rest, too.
I hope you're not obstructed! If you do get bad, don't hesitate to go to the ER, because it'll just get worse till it's unbearable.
Let us know how you're doing...hopefully in a few days things will pass and you'll be feeling better. Hugs and well wishes to you!
32 yr old female-dx with Crohn's in '97 after emergency resection and appendectomy, 2nd resection '05, Bilateral pulmonary emboli 10/09
Currently on Humira, Omeprazole, Effexor, Seroquel, Calcium, Vit D
Coumadin stopped 3/15/10!!!!