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Pancreatitis and Pancreatic Disorders

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  • Apple Cider Vinegar for pancreatitis?

    Hello all. I have a question for you. Would consuming ACV help relieve an attack of CP/AP or is it only with gallbladder issues? Im asking because I have found out, if I drink Apple Cider Vinegar when I have an attack, then the pain will subside in 15-20 minutes. I read this would help relieve gallbladder...

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  • pure pain

    Just been diagnosed am I elagable for disability what to do pure  pain all the time .

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  • 21 year old female, terrified I have pancreatic cancer!

    Just putting it out there - I have suffered with health anxiety in the past but I'm so convinced I have something wrong this time. For a month now I have had left side pain, in my back and stomach between ribs and hip bone. The pain is dull and persistent - not bad. I can continue as normal, working...

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  • Possible medication induced pancreatitis?

    Hi all, I'm new here. So, about 4 years ago I was diagnosed with polycystic ovarian syndrome, and educated to lose 50 pounds, and I was put on metformin for insulin resistance. About 6 months after starting metformin, I began having random pains in my mid chest, right under my sternum that would...

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  • Idiopathic Acute Recurrent Pancreatitis

    Hello, 4 months back I had abdominal pain in the upper part , i took some medicine for pain and indigestion , but the pain continued , next day doctor gave me a pain killer injection but the pain didn't cured, soon i was sent for an ultrasound which showed that i had accute pancreatitis , I was admitted...

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  • Describe your chronic pancreatitis pain

    My doctor thinks I may have chronic pancreatitis and is sending me for an ultrasound scan. Please can you describe your symptoms and pain please. From reading online the pain is horrendous, my pain is mild to moderate but constant with no rest from it. It is worse with walking etc and slightly better...

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  • Mystery Pancreatitis

    I'm 27 years old. Was diagnosed with pancreatitis 8 months ago. My symptoms are upper abdominal pain that is constant. I had a temporary spike in blood lipase and amylase at the time of diagnosis that has since been within normal ranges. 1 ultrasound, 2 MRCPs (1 w/contrast), 2 CTs(1 w/contrast),...

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  • Coming up to six months since acute pancreatitis diagnosis

    Hi, Looking for a bit of adivse/share my experiences with people. In October I was rushed to hosptial where I found out I had acute pancreatitis from too much alcohol. I was a heavy drinker from the age of 18 and I'm now 25. I was kept in hosptial for 6 days. I was advised by one doctor to...

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  • Help Please

    For 18 months i had pain under my left ribs that sometimes spread to my shoulder. I always suffered pain after eating. The last 6 months the pan has now moved to in between my sternum and navel. It is slightly sore to touch and when the pain is bad Tramadol and Co-codamol dont completely shift it. I...

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  • Chills and aching.

    Hi. I suffering from chills and aching all over. I cannot seem to warm up at all. Day 4 of an acute attach. 

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  • Lyrica

    My doctor wants to put me on Lyrica. I have read a lot about it but I'm curious if any of you have tried it and if it helped at all. Thanks so much!

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  • Unsolved Pancreas / Gallbladder - Normal tests

    From the US here. I am 29 and come from great genetics with no medical problems on either side.  In Feb 2014 I had a severe (what I thought was food poisoning) attack with severe abdominal pain with nausea and didn't go to the hospital.  I recovered after a week or two with terrible bowel...

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  • I am scared that I have serious problem with my pancreas...

    Hello everybody, First af all, sorry for my bad language I live in Hungary, I am a 42 year old male. I have strange abdominal symptoms for a half year. Maybe somebody can give advice or has similar experience. Long story short: my problem began in the middle of march of this year, with a small, annoying...

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  • Chronic Calcific Pancreatitis_Problems and Life Expectancy

    Hello, I have been diagnosed with Chronic Calcific Pancreatitis 6 months ago with epigastric pain, radiating to back and increased postprandially associated with steatorrhoe undoucmented weight loss. CEC Abdomen showed chronic pancreatitis with dilated pancreatic duct and extensive calcification. I underwent...

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  • Symptoms in the last month only 20 i am very scared.

    I think i might have pc im barely pooping having pain under my left rib cage that i feel in back. Bruising easily sweating on and off dry mouth dry throat at night cant sleep because i am only 20 i have a wife and we are about to have our second kid the symptoms have come on the last month i am overweight...

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  • Left ribs protruding

    Hi Guys im Rose age 55.. this past few months i noticed that my left ribs is protruding, its not painful , nor feel pain in that area, its just protruding?. Anyone can tell what symptoms is this? what kind of doctor do  i need to see ? What shoul i do?  Thank you! Any help very much appreciated ...

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  • Pancreatitis -- confused by my situation, how to proceed?

    I had been having my lipase levels checked regularly since last January (Jan. 2016) as part of a monitoring program for a drug I was taking. My baseline lipase was slightly above the upper limit of normal (70 U/L where the upper limit of normal is 60). Over the course of about a year and a half my lipase...

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  • Blood Test for Pancreatic Cancer

    I had the CA 19-9 blood test done for pancreatic cancer a few weeks ago. It was a little high-41.  The normal is less than 34. Does anyone know if this is serious or not?  I have tried to find out info online but had no luck.  Is there anyone here that has taken the same test or knows...

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  • Low lipase level. I'm scared.

    Hi everyone. A little about me first. I'm a 35 year old woman. 133 lbs. Non smoker. Occasional wine drinker. So in the past 2 months or so I've been very dizzy and weak off and on. In the past 3 weeks I have been very sick with diarrhea and still have the extreme dizziness, fatigue and weight...

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  • Idiopathic Chronic Pancreatitis and Severe Depression

    This is my first post and not sure where to start. I guess from the beginning. In 2010 I was an athletic gym nut. Trying to be in the shape of my life. 32yrs old Weighed in at 168 and was truly cut for my 5'11" height. After doing some much needed repairs in the bathrooms and refeburshing it...

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  • Chronic Pancreatitis symptoms but tests all normal!

    Hi All, I have started this thread as a means of help and for us to chat on when we need some help etc. There are a lot of us in the same boat with symptoms that point to chronic pancreatitis but the tests keep coming back notmal. I suffer with pain daily, aggravated by eating anything! My pain...

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  • Nerve Block

    Has anyone had nerve block injections? What did you feel like right after? Do you know right away if it helped or were you too numb from the procedure to know right away? 

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  • Pancreatitis and diabetes

    I was admitted to hospital just over 6 months ago with severe acute pancreatitis. Stayed in hospital for 2 weeks. During my hospital stay my blood sugar levels were very high (between 18 and 24 mmo/l). Sugar levels never reduced after discharge from hospital so was eventually prescribed insulin to help....

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  • Pancreas or gallbladder..

    Hi everyone. I'm new here and just wanted to see if anyone out there has or is experiencing what I have been. This has been going on off and on for over a year but in the passed 2 months it has gotten worse.   Anything I eat goes right thru me shortly after I eat. My stomach cramps up, underneath...

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  • Pancreatic duct dilation

    I've had pancreatitis several times in the last 5 years and bile duct pain previously. Recently I've had three different CT Scans and all three show dual duct dilation (both pancreas duct and bile duct) but my blood work was normal not showing pancreatitis. Of course I'm concerned I have...

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  • Chronic Pancreatitis took me to hell and back!

    Hi, I believe my history of this condition started in 1977 at the age of 24, I began to get discomfort in my abdomen which my GP could not explain and would do anything about, it was not a major problem to me at that time I just new something was not right. About 10 years later things got a lot worse...

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  • It does get better! Acute Pancreatitis

    Hi there, Almost 4 weeks ago I had my first (and hopefully last) acute pancreatic attack. I was hospitalized and put on nil by mouth for 36 hours. My hospital stay was for three nights and then I came home. The first few weeks at home were very average. I was in quite a bit of discomfort (especially...

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  • I'm worried that I might have Pancreatitis

    I am a 21 year old male and I'm worried that I might have pancreatitis. I am bit of a hypochondriac so my anxiety acts up periodically whenever I take notice to my symptoms. starting 1 year ago after I left school I started using my computer very frequently without any proper ergonomics, never left...

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  • Is it Pancreatitis?

    After 10 years of debilitating symptoms and no diagnosis I hope to locate a person who had similar experience but better luck with doctors, tests and symptoms management. Judging by  pains below rib cage radiating to the back, inability to eat fatty, greasy, spicy, fried foods, nausea after meals,...

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  • Frustrating pain

    After several years of chronic necrotizing pancreatitis I am left in severe daily pain.  I have been in and out of the hospital the last 6 months for it. Last week I was given a prescription for pain killers as I usually upon discharge. Today my doctor was not happy that I have used almost all of...

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