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I was diagnosed with Pancreatitis 8 months ago. I went to the ER and was hospitalized for 2 days with no food or water until the pain subsided. The doctors told me to give up alcohol so I haven't had a drop since.
In June I went to my regular doctor for a follow up. She did blood work and found that my Lipase and Amylase levels were still high. She referred be to a GI doctor. The GI doctor did blood work and saw that the levels were still high. He scheduled me for and endoscopy. I had the endoscopy this morning and I was told that I have Chronic Pancreatitis and that the pancreas is inflamed. He prescribed an antibiotic.
I have been searching for information about CP and all I've seen are stories from people talking about managing the pain.
I feel fine. I haven't had any pain since this first started in January. I know that alcohol is a contributing factor so I will remain sober.
Can people live the rest of their lives with CP and no pain? Should I expect pain in the future as part of this condition?
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