I have such Severe pain in my lower left abdomen that I can't walk, even the vibration of blowing my nose brings me to gripping the painful area which somehow supports it. I've been under a Urologist for two years & even been operated on believing it was intestitual cystitis. When I need the loo it seems to add to the pain & once I've been, it eases, but only slightly. The same with releasing wind as that eases it too. I struggle to pass faeces & am most often constipated, yet it seems to soften during one of these episodes. I have been crippled with the pain which is constant, for over a week now. I am having a colonoscopy soon to investigate it. The pain is so bad that I cannot leave the house, but forced myself last night, only to end up sitting alone, doubled up-I then spent that night feeling sick. I don't know if certain foods set it off but believe it is stress related. I do eat a hi fibre diet & rarely ear processed foods. Any suggestions?!