acute pancreatitis treatment with cotazym

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I had first attack last year Augest 2013 I recovered in 5 weeks and didn't get another attack until July 2014. I haven't recovered as well had a bad flare up on Sept 8 and was in the hospital for 3 days on IV. The did all the tests like MRI and everything came back clean. I don't drink they don't know what caused it. Since July I've lost 30 lbs went from 140 lbs to 110. Cause I was on a limited diet as I couldn't tolerate anything more. The doctors are concerned about the weight loss. They discharged me yesterday from the hospital with a prescription of cotazym 20 two pills three times a day with meals. He said this will ease the pain and give your pancreas rest so you can recover. I'm still getting pain two days after starting and it seems I was recovering until he gave me this medication. Can someone help me to know what's going on and what I need to do and if this is the correct treatment

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    hello mate sorry to hear this but  i got rushed in 6 weeks ago with acute then i had another flare up 2 weeks later without drinking and went back to hospital and now they are saying i got chronic?? i cant see how 1 week i got acute the next chronic i lost weight a stone all in all so they told me if you have more than 1 attack its chronic didnt they tell you that or are they saying its defo acute?
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      They don't see signs of chronic but are treating me with chronic by administering cotazym ec 20 three times daily. My pain is not getting better is my concern. It's actually increasing and I'm wondering if it's the medication
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      I'm on cotazym ec 20, also known as pancrealipase. I was admitted with lipase 5800. When I was released lipase was at 3000. Doc released me with these med said that med wills give pancreas a break to rest so they can heal. He said it can take months to go back to normal.
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      I am on creon4000 with every meal. It has certainly helped. I am also on gabapentin to help control the pain. Still upping the dose. Problem I have is I have fibro myalgia which causes constant pain all over. My pancreatitus is chronic and getting it under control after a flare up is hard. For the last week I have had discomfort and chronic nausea. For this I have cyclazine and metroclopromide. Just to add to the mix I have c.o.p.d and angina. What a healthy one I am!
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    I am taking freon 4000. Before I eat. I  have had several attacks recently and have been in hospital on I.v. For about four days each time. I am also on a low fat diet eating only small amounts at a time. I was given ora morph to help with the pain. I am also taking gabapentin three times a day. The dose is increased slowly over about three months. Problem I have is I also have fibromyalgia. I have been refered to the pain clinic. Maybe you could see someone to do with the pain clinic in your area.
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      cotazym and creon are the same as they are both brand names for pancrelipase. So I've been asked to be on a low fat diet as well. I'm completely confused and have more questions then answers. I had high triglycerides which may have contributed to this. But is this the right treatment, why not just fasting or being on a fluid diet. How long before I'm pain free it's been 3 months and 2 attacks. If my stool was fine why put me on enzymes. The doc told me it won't do any harm just gives your pancreas a break. I'm confused as to why I'm still getting pain
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