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So after over a year of suffering in pain, going back and forwards to my GP every week, scans, blood test after blood test, my Dr agrees that my symptoms sound like chronic pancreatitis. She said she doesn't know what to do as my scans are clear.
I've phoned my consultant and I'm in next week to see her again!
To say I'm scared is an understatement! To be repeatedly told it's not your pancreas and it's just IBS! I'm angry!
Recent changes include persistant intigestion (omperazole not working), rapid heart rate 110+ most days, dizziness, shaking, blurry vision, calcium deficiency and very low magnesium levels.
I had always thought it was CP but with no one else agreeing with me i had kind of just thought it was in my head etc. Now I'm a bit shocked!
I have read that small duct problems are more common in females and seem more difficult to diagnose? Does anyone know anymore about this?
And the dreaded question, what is life expectancy like with CP? I've obviously read everything but it differs so much!
Can someone also tell me why they don't just take out your pancreas to stop the suffering? And transplant the islet cells to the liver? Surely this is the way forward?
Thanks for reading and sorry for the rant! Just very down and scared!
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