Come to think of it yes it was very similar. I had to sit here and think back 34 years and yes it was cyclical in nature and the pain wasn't controlled until I was given intravenous narcotics before surgury. For me it started as a stomach ache around 9am and by 3pm was cyclical pain and progressively getting worst and more frequent between the peaks. Around 9pm I was given IV painkillers and pretty much was out of it until 3 am surgury.
Male, 55 years old with Crohn's since 15 years old, diagnosed at age 46. Terminal ileum resected 2002. 5 months of remission. Crohn's has now been active since May, 2003. Had a gall bladder removed Nov. of 2009. Currently on Remicade every 8 weeks, Nexium, Iron, B-12 injection every 4 weeks, Morphine Sulfate as needed for pain. Cymbalta for long term pain control. In the past, 5-asa Salofalk, Asacol, Entocort, Imuran and Prednisone.