I have had acute pancreatitis and now have chronic pancreatitis
, so maybe I can answer some of your questions.
Some symptoms of pancreatitis
include a swollen and tender abdomen, nausea, vomiting, fatigue, sometimes a fever and rapid pulse. Weight loss is frequent. The nausea, pain and vomiting often follows a meal of some sort, and can be triggered more severely by foods heavy in fats. Often there is pain in the abdomen and between the ribs at the base of the sternum.