That sounds like exactly what I have. It's wonderful, isn't it? (I'm being sarcastic). I'm always scared when it might strike, and many things seem to trigger it. It is absolutely excruciating. It starts with that snaking in my lower back and intestines, and then sort of comes in torrents, like a fire inside my own body. Or someone inside, wrenching my colon around with burning metal rods. It's horrible - there's no escape from your own body, the OVERWHELMING pain inside. Nothing you can do. And it lasts like this, getting worse and worse, until finally...like you said...it pushes out the 'hard' stuff and then comes out all as "d". I really, really hate it. And it happens off and on, monthly. I usually violently scratch at my legs or writhe around, and for some reason, always have the urge to take off my clothes and stuff when I'm alone in the bathroom too. The pain sometimes is so great, it is nauseauting too. It's really awful, haha, can I stress that enough?So...I know what you mean.quote:Originally posted by RoxyOVioletOkay, I know I'm going to be told to see my doctor, and I am next week. Just wanted to get that one out of the way.)I've been trying to do some research on what is going on with me and the only thing that comes relatively close is IBS. About once every two months or so I get excruciating abdominal pain. I mean, it hurts so bad it's scary and I can't think or talk or even breathe. My last "attack" happened while I was at the gym and I had to drive myself home. It was really scary. Basically, they come out of nowhere. I immeadiately run to the bathroom because it feels like I'm going to explode. But, I never do because everything is really, um, hard in there. So after about an hour or so of these cramps that come like contractions, I go (painfully). The first bit is really hard and then immeadiately afterwards it's all diarhhea. I used to think it was just constipation until one of my friends was at my house when it happened and she told me it wasn't normal to be in that much pain. The pains are so bad that I am literally in fear of getting them again. Does this sound like IBS in anyway, or does anyone have similar experiences? I'm looking for reassurance that this is "normal". I'm really scared.