Diagnosed with mild Acute Pancreatits, going on two weeks now.

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I was diagnosed with acute pancreatitis a week after pain started. now its over a week later and still having pain. its tolerable, i get light headed and dizzy, diarrhea, and massive back and side pain when at work. I followed the clear liquid diet for two days and been on soft low fat food since. Some days seem to be worse than others. I am not sure what to do. I am a generally healthy 29 yr old female, have been healthy my whole life up until this last year, with 2 hospital stays with ulcers and now this. could there be more wrong?

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    my husband had acute pancreatitis.  It seems the longer you can be on liquid diet the better.  Every time you eat something soft/solid the pancreas has to start "working" and it irritates it. the pancreas must rest.  If u can tolerate liquid diet for a while longer I would say  do it.  Of course no alcohol....good luck and God bless   there is a site on facebook which is VERY helpful for Pancreatitis ppl, its called Pancreatitis Pals and they are really knowledgable.  try it
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    I'm sorry to hear that. What caused your AP? Gallstones, alcohol?
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      No clue, the hospital sent me home with a the diet for a few days and said to check up with doctor. Théy did a scan and didnt show anything. I am notna drinker. I maybe have one drink a month. I was when I was younger. Its not cool that I am always tired in pain, and know nothing about my issues.
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      Scans are often normal in the setting of pancreatitis. Believe me, I have had a lot of them. The most common causes of AP are gallstones and alcohol. Whether you drink or not, IF you have an episode of AP you should never drink again.
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    I'm in agreement that staying on a liquid diet for a bit longer would be beneficial especially with acute pancreatitis.  You may want to do a clear liquid diet and when your pancreas can tolerate it go to a full liquid diet.  Good luck and God Bless.
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