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Hi I'm posting this on behalf of my boyfriend gavin. He has chronic pancreatitis for which he has had part of his pancreas removed. This was caused by excessive drinking. He has now been sober for 3 years but is more poorly then ever and we don't know where to turn next. He's been on extremely high amounts of morphine, gabapentin, amytriptiline and more fore over 5 years and he now has narcotic bowel disease which they have just diagnosed. He has severe stomach pains on lower left side and has an impacted bowel. He bleeds at every bowel movement and since they have upped his gabapentin to deal with this pain he is completely spaced out. Barely awake and falling asleep even while eating or walking around. We have tried to speak to gp and out of hours gp who either refuse to see him or refer to hospital who run scans and say there is nothing wrong or I call ambulance out when it gets too bad and the emergency department are beyond unhelpful and just treat him like a drug addict even when he's not asking for pain killers just help. Has anyone had narcotic bowel disease and can you suggest anything that may help. He also has severe diabetes and we're are struggling with his diet and weight loss. I'm worried that if thi continues he won't survive much longer and we have two young children... Please help if you can.
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