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Wanted to find a forum where I could potentially help others. I have chronic pancreatitis due to my gall bladder being removed. If you are reading this you know the disease sucks. I am a non-drinker with a poor diet. What helps me a lot is drinking water. Great example was tonight, had excruciating pancrease pain, grabbed a bottle of water and chugged it. Gave me relief in two minutes. I normally now drink 64 ounces of water every day, NOT to be healthy or follow a trend, I do it simply to help keep the pancreatitis at bay. By nature I am a coffee, tea or coke drinker, anything but water. That has now changed.
Not saying drinking water will cure your pancreatitis, just saying it could help reduce the pain significantly. When I eat a high fat meal and I realize "oh no this is not going to end well" I drink a lot of water and it helps. No idea if this will help others, only hope that it does.
Wanted to point something else out that I have experienced. Normally I eat ok, but say around the holidays I go off the rails and eat a lot more junk than usual it will take a couple of days to have consequences. Meaning I can get away with eating a lot of junk for maybe 1-2 days, but 3 days and I will feel the pancreatitis coming on quickly. So.....I try and keep my poor eating down to two days in a row.
I make no assumption that your experience will mirror mine, but....if you are in pain, would it hurt to drink two bottles of water in a short period of time to see if it helps? If I thought it would help ease my pancreatitis pain I would walk naked down the street, thankfully for my neighbors no evidence that would ease my pain. Give it a try, unless for some medical reason it's a bad ideal to drink water. I wish you all well as I know how bad this can be. Cheers! Matt
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