I have been suffering from pretty much constant constipation since I was pregnant with my son, who is now 10 months old. I manage to get out small amounts of hard stool occasionally, but for the most part, I can honeslty say that I haven't felt "relief" or 'empty" in over year. Basically I don't have a bowel movement for days, or weeks, and then when I do have a small bowel movement, I feel pain or soreness as gas and stools move through my stomach. Is this normal? I mean, obvioiusly constipation causes cramping, but is it normal to be constipated and then feel actual pain whent the stool actually does begin to move? If this is common for ibs, how can it be treated? I am very anxious and am an extreme hypochondriac, so stomach pain tends to freak me out. Any advice will be appreciated. P.S. I also have slight indigestion type symptoms when the pain is happening. It's almost as if my intestines get sore and I panic. What can I do to fix all of this? Please help me. Any advice will be appreciated.