I have chronic pancreatitis and am home from hospital and still feel rubbish!

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I am 87 and always been well and healthy but now this has happened. I never drank a lot of alcohol but obviously none at all now. I find it difficult to eat anything but am trying. It is the back pain that is really getting me down its excrutiating has anyone any advice? Thanks in advance.

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    Hi, I'm so sorry to hear this. Did you have an attack of acute pancreatitis? Did your doctors send you home with any pain medicine? As far as eating you need to stay on a soft diet until it calms down. foods like cream of wheat, pudding, cottage cheese, broth, applesauce, jello, sherbert, drink alot of water, juice or milk. One thing that really helps me is protein drinks with high protein. I hope it gets better!

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      no they said divericulitus but now its chronic pancreatitis i have pain killers and sickness pills its just the back ache is really getting me down. I am only eating soft food as you suggested. i have just tried a tens machine but that made it worse am really at my wits end!

      Thanks for the reply

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    Sorry to hear what your going through Joan29405 yes the back pain is bloody awful with cp. I try and have a hot bath,sitting forward helps a bit too. Just take things slowly only eat if you feel hungry small portions. Ask the doctor for something stronger for the pain as they're clearly not helping. Keep talking on here as there might be something that someone else has tried and helped them. Take Care and hope things improve.

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