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Hey everyone. I am a 55 year old female and weighed 108. I quit smoking 3 years ago and have always felt pretty darn healthy. Havent been sick in quite some time. Mid November of 2016, symptoms started. Nausea and diarrhea. At first I thought I was coming down with the flu but 2 weeks later I still had diarrhea accompanied with pain and discomfort. Lost about 8 lbs. Could not get in to see doc right away, but a month went by and now stools are yellow and floating. Ive got a rash on my arm, shoulder and back . I also have something going on in my mouth. Pharmasist said could be ulcerations in my mouth. Finally seen gasterenterologist and had blood work and stool test done which came back positive for pancreatic insufficency. Doc put me on 25000 units 3 each meal 3 times a day. Thats 75000 units per meal. My 2nd appt was a month later and I was still feeling pain and little diarrhea, he raised it to 40000 units totaling 120000 units per meal. I just had another blood test done and MRI done last week which results have not come back yet. I do not drink and this is not in my family history. What is going on and how serious is this? Is it most likely I will be on this medicine for the rest of my life? This medicine is very expensive too.
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