lung damage from pancreas enzymes. After an attack

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Hi i had my first attack on boxing day last year. And apart from been in constant pain. Which know one consultant orout.

I suffered a level3 attack in which my lungs collapsed at the bottom and left me on oxygen and basically in the poo. 

Now after suffering repeat chest infections ever 4 to 6 weeks. I spat my dummy out 3 weeks ago at my consultant and doc. I got refferd to a specialist who has informed me I have scarring to the lungs from the enzymes. 

Has anyone else had this problem I need advice please fed up of feeling like I am 80 

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    I would have thought that it was almost imposible for the enzymes to have caused your problem. An attack of acute pancreatitis is potentially very serious, even fatal, and damage to other organs can take place. Get a second opinion.
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      Guess what I know I was the one with the lungs etc getting knackered by it. As for the enzymes they attack your organs thats the cause diagnosed by the local professor on the subject. I wasn't just a mild attack it was a severe I spent two weeks on high dependancy unit. As they say we all learn something new 
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    I misunderstood your question, I thought you ment by taking artificial enzymes your lungs could be damaged and that it should hav been preventable.  Enzymes can be released into the blood system during a severe attack and can damage other organs, including the lungs. Unfortuntely there is no way to prevent that happening if that is the course the attack takes. You have been very unluky.
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      I was unlucky but. Its like you will know the lack of knowledge by some gps is frustrating and other medical staff. No one tells you about the pain after from the hospital because gp doesn't keep them informed so the consultant thinks great another one sorted but doesn't get the follow up information from the primary care . If they did then our lives will be easier and better understanding of this condition.  I apologise if I seemed off but I am fed with this like other 
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    I do understand how you feel, must be depressing for you.
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      I am not drepessed more frustrating not knowing.  I was even sent for an ercp and after informing them over and over again I have no gallstones.  They got me ready for theater and just minutes away from going in after all the pre the surgeon rang my consultant and found out I didn't need that doing just need mri thing called mrcp.i bet you find it hard as a suffer to get information from the doc
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    I'm lucky in that I have a good relationship with the Liverpool Uni Hosp pancreas unit staff and get regular check ups.
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