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I was in the hospital for 5 days in June after an ER visit that I thought was food poisoning. Had a lovely dinner (sauteed brussel sprouts and a rich pasta dish) along with 2 glasses of red wine (normally drink more red wine at dinner). Awoke at 2am with severe cramps and lots of vomiting which once it subsided a bit, didn't alleviate the pain. More vomiting in ER and a discovery that my amylase level was over 3000! Admitted immediately and given morphine for pain. No food or water for 3 days, lots of tests, lots of dilaudid shots, omg it was awful. Swelled up like a 9 month old pregnant lady and lost 12 lbs. over the course of the month. Upon returning home I was not 'right" for at least 3-4 weeks-weird pains in upper abdomen, etc. Anyway, it occurred to me that as of right now, 3 months later, I'm feeling back to normal. I don't drink alcohol except for special occasions and when I do, it's only a glass. They never were able to tell what caused the flare up but my doctor didn't think it was from alcohol or rich food. I recently turned 50 so I think it had something to do with all the changes in my body of late. Anway, I wanted to post something for anyone who may be in the recovery stage and feeling a bit hopeless-it does end and you can get through it!
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