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Hi all sorry this is going to be long but I’m at a wits end and hoping to find some answers.......
So basically all my problems started 2 years ago, I went on holiday to Crete and feel badly ill overnight, I ate a pork kebab, went to bed feeling fine, but woke in the middle of the night with a really sharp pain just below my breastbone that radiated through my back, I was violently sick and had fever symptoms, I was also terribly constipated, it calmed slightly due to pain killers but came back mid morning next day very bad. I was on the verge of passing out, I was on holiday on my own with nobody to help, I went to the hotel doctor, who said I need to go to hospital, stupidly I didn’t take out holiday insurance and had little money so i went back to my room and rode it out for 4 days with water and painkillers, as days went passed symptoms eased, I booked an appointment with my GP soon as I got back and he said it must have been some kind of bug, and provided laxatives.
Gradually got better, then ; months later I eat a subway, and soon as the first bite went down my throat I immediately went into some kind of shock, went white as a ghost, hot/cold clammy, feel of needing the loo but can’t go, just awful, back to docs I went who sent me for an ultrasound which came back normal.
Next attack was 4 months later, had sausage and eggs for breakfast, was ok then few hours later projectile vomiting, no fever though, felt better as day went on, then had fish and chips for tea but only had few mouthfuls as didn’t feel right, went to bed and woke it night with serious abdominal pain where I couldn’t sit still was rolling round on my bed in agony, drove myself to A&E, my upper abdomen was badly distended so gp sent me straight to have bloods and ultrasound, my analyse levels were over a 1000, so was diagnosed with acute pancreatitis, doc asked if I drank a lot of alcohol which I did at the time (50 units a week roughly) said could be gallstones but I had so much gas in my stomach they couldn’t see my gallbladder properly so they put it down to alcohol.
Recovered from that then 3 months later had another attack at work where they had to call an ambulance, I still was drinking alcohol at the time but nowhere near as much, docs asked i I had this before in which I told them I had pancreatitis due to alcohol, I felt labelled as they said it’s that again without even testing me, bloods came back with slight raised amalyse, recovered in hospital sent home.
I have other ultrasound 4 months later which has shown a lot of sludge build up in my gallbladder, my GP has told me I could have chloesystis attacks, I have had two endoscopies which both show a hiatus hernia, 2cm now 4cm, and last showed moderate inflammation of the duodenum.
From then till now (9 months) im in daily discomfort, living on painkillers, I take 40 mg of omepzaloe a day and ranitidine, I’ve recently had an MRI to rule out chronic pancreatitis which has come back clear, seeing my specialist in 2 months for review on recent mri and endoscopy, just to give you incite to daily symptoms:
Pain in upper right quad that is also sharp below my right.
Pain in lower and middle right quad, bouts of constipation then an attack few days later
Also if drink something fizzy I feel bloated and sick and throw up out of nowhere, greasy, fatty foods cause pain and discomfort
Shooting pains sometimes constant below right nipple, pain in right shoulder blade.
Difficulty swallowing and sometimes hyper salvation.
Am currently on a fat free diet, only have a couple of pints of beer a week sometimes none.
Sorry it’s long winded but i just want an end to this, I’ve lost nearly a stone and half and badly depressed, anyone else suffered with the same?
Thanks in advance
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