Hi Annie...I would think it's gas as well...
Would you mind to update your signature..how many of what med you're taking, etc.
I do suggest you call the doctor and request it to be checked, etc. On what side are you having the pain and exactly where?
I can relate to the sore back and a chiro helps me a lot. I can relate to the pains radiating from my back and into my chest...but I also get gas pains and can trace where from laying on my back and moving it along from the right side of my colon and hopefully "out". Tummy massage.
With the gas pains, I can definitely trace it to food, and have found taking enzymes to help with digestion, etc. Milk from yogurt gives me the worst as well as any dried fruit stuff...sigh.
You definitely should get it checked out regardless....if it's out of the ordinary, then it's less stressful to know than to guess.
let us know what the outcome is.
*Heather*Status: mini flare Dec 28... increased enemas to nightly
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~5ASA: Asacol (6 daily) + Salofalk enemas (increase for flares tapered to maintenance)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~Probiotic 3(Natural Factors Protec) bedtime + 1 (Primadophilus Reuteri) occasionally
~multi-digestive enzymes as needed ....bromelain 1 - 2x daily
~Ranitidine,Pariet (reflux) Effexor XR 75mg; Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS" worth it !!!