Aw, Heather....you know this is the place to come and vent!
Yep, I get that darned pain too; same places. Since I don't have any other symptoms, I know this is when I'm flaring, and it's always change of diet or stress. You'll even out after eating well on WW's. Trust me you will. Try and limit your sugar right now -- it always makes me feel worse. The best thing I can eat to loosen my bowels is apples; don't ask me why, but if I have an apple a day it seems to work. When I stop, I get constipated. Another member suggested using Milk of Magnesia, and I might try that next time I get stopped up. That happens too when I travel; even though I try to eat well.....ya' know it always comes back to bite you! Take care my friend, and hope things get better. Hey, remember...vent away anytime!
Remicade - will have my 21th infusion on April 17.