Posted 10/30/2020 8:35 PM (GMT -7)
Abdominal pain is quite common among Chron's patient. Today I suffered the most excruciating pain in my life.
Today between 5-6PM before dinner, I started abdominal pain. Within 2 minutes, my pain increased very rapidly. I rushed to the bathroom and try to empty my bowels, because my experience tells me this will help. Then the intensity of pain went through the roof: this is the most severe pain ever, I was sweating, shaking, at one time dizzy and almost passed out, but I didn't. I passed some formed stool followed by very loose bowel movement. Within 10 minutes the pain started to decrease and after half an hour, it almost completely disappeared.
I have infrequent abdominal pains. Maybe I can go 1 to 2 weeks without any abdominal pain. Even when the pain happened to me, the intensity is only one third no more than one half of what I experienced today. The last time I had intense abdominal pain was 6 years ago. That was like 80-90% of what I experienced and probably lasted 20 minutes.
Have you experienced extremely intensive but short abdominal pain? Can you share your experience? What would you do in situation like this? When I went through the pain today, words like "intestinal obstruction", "bowel rapture" and "intestinal strangulation" came to my mind. But those are all guessing, maybe this is just the normal spasm pain associated with Chron's. Is it because I am getting older, my pain tolerance has decreased?