Hi Angel! Please let us know how your doctor's visit goes! Any information would be so appreciated. Yesterday was a horrible period day for me. I'll just be standing in the kitchen talking and fine, then I feel the pain start and I've just got to completely stop in my tracks and try not to move and hold my breath until it subsides. I've been fortunate to be an at-home mom these past few years but next year when my youngest goes to school full time I'm planning on going back to work and I don't know what I'm going to do if I'm talking to a co-worker or boss and this happens. I'm 33 now and this sure has gotten worse with age. When I worked before this wasn't a problem. You are right about the painful movement in the bowel. Even the tiniest gas bubble movement can make me want to cry. I do have agonizing pain trying to go to the bathroom. It takes me so long because I can only relax enough to let tiny bits out at a time, even pee. I'm forced to use glycerin suppositories to ease the pain. When I'm having an "episode" I can't even sit down because the pressure is so bad. I can't figure any rhyme or reason. Weight loss/gain, different food or drinks, medications, stress, just nothing seems to factor into this. You would think it would be a form of IBS but nothing I've read with IBS matches this. It's horrible, embarrassing and rare and my heart just goes out to you my fellow knife-shooting-rectal-pain sister! :-) I'm happy to have found other people like me if for nothing else but support. Best of luck on your doctor appointment!