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Hi everyone first time posting but needed some advice. When I was 18 I was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis affecting my whole colon. I was in lots of pain and lots of bleeding at the time and was given mesalamine and corticosteroids. After 3 months of intense mesalamine 3g a day I had intense pain in my abdomen like a knife stabbing me through my abdomen going into my back. I went straight to A&E as I knew this wasn't my colitis but something much worse. The A&E did nothing no blood tests no scans got paracetamol and sent home. I then had the worst night of my life no sleep constant pain and went to my gp who saw the pain I was in and was sent to a specialist immediately blood tests were carried out showing my amylase and lipase being 10 times over normal. I then got a CT scan which showed acute pancreatitis with pseudocysts I was admitted to hospital for a week no food and lots of morphine. The exact cause of pancreatitis was not known, however I strongly suspect drug induced pancreatitis with mesalamine no further tests done. I have then been put on sulfasalazine and azathioprine which can both cause pancreatitis. Iam now developing dull pain on my pancreas going to my back and lots of nausea. Have I got chronic pancreatitis? As this is my second episode.
Thank you sorry it's soo long just need to tell you my whole situation. 😣
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