Acute pancreatitis pain relief

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Avatar f tn People with CP often end up taking digestive enzymes to help digest food and they often are advised to eat very low fat and avoid alcohol and smoking. You can have flares of acute pancreatitis so always go to er if you feel it coming on.
Avatar n tn I had to put my 11 year old Llhasa apso to sleep yesterday because he was diagnosed with pancreatitis and was in so much pain that they could not guarantee that he would survive even with treatment. It came on suddenly...he was fine Saturday but began throwing up in the middle of the night and continued...he couldn't even hold down water and was very weak. I took him into the veterinary hospital on Sunday and he was too weak to come home.
Avatar m tn On vacation for Thanksgiving in Florida, I went to the ER at Baptist Medical with severe abdominal pain (started after eating) - was admitted - and diagnosed with ACUTE PANCREATITIS. I was told that normal numbers for Pancreas were around 20-30... mine were over 2,000. I was put on an IV and not allowed to eat or drink. The following morning, about 8 hours after the first blood work, my numbers were down to 200-300.
436191 tn?1256649906 Is there anything that soothes you or gives you some relief from the pain? Is your pain constant or only associated with eating?
211940 tn?1267884866 for more than 6 months, it has moved from Acute to Chronic Pancreatitis. And as such, there is no cure, and no pain relief that they can give her for her extreme abdominal pain. Which helps to loose weight, because she can't eat or drink, due to the nausea and pain. I can tell U, if the Doctor(s) had the exrtreme abdominal pain and nausea, they would find answers, yester.
1409228 tn?1282347063 I have tremdol and it does help a little bit but i am still in contant pain I wish they would at least just stick me in the hopital so I can be on a IV so i wont have to eat and get this pain gone. I have had two acute pancreas attacks and panctreatitis runs on both sides of the family and I was a heavy drinker. My question how do you live like with it what can I do. I have had this pain really flare up in the last week and my levels are ok but the pain is there.
Avatar n tn I came down with acute pancreatitis March 28, 2010. I spent 27 days in the hospital. Nobody has been able to tell me why I got so sick. I was a heavy nicorette chewer for years. I quit the day I went to the hospital. I do not know if there is an association with the nicorette and pancreatitis. Wondering.
Avatar n tn Librax (4X a day) Nexium (40 mgs 2X a day) Fibercon (3 pills 4X a day) Viokase 16 (4 pills 4X a day) Darvocet or Ultracet for the pain (Darvocet when I have a break through attack) Ambien (as needed) Erythromycin (1 and 1/2 Tsp - 4X a day) Since beginning the Viokase approximately four weeks ago I have found that I have some relief with the pain in my back and my overall day to day pain/discomfort has improved.
Avatar n tn I had my gallbladder removed 18 months ago, following NO symptoms of gallstones (despite being full of them), BUT following an attack of acute pancreatitis. I wasn't really given much say in the matter, as the pancreatitis was a nasty attack and I was strongly advised to get my gallbladder out asap after it. It was a straightforward procedure, with no after effects. I can't really say I felt better, because apart from the pancreatitis incident, I never had any problems beforehand!
902019 tn?1249865014 I quit swimming, skiing, and trying to polish my toenails because the thing would double me over. Then I had an acute attack of pancreatitis...unbelievable pain and lasted all night vomiting bile and blood. The ER docs scanned the heck out of me with contrast dye and could see no liver or pancreas or duct problems. I stayed in the hospital for five days to calm the pancreas and remove the gall bladder (no stent.) The pancreatitis remained chronic after that with mild elevations of enzymes.
Avatar n tn In about 15% of cases of acute pancreatitis and 40% of cases of chronic pancreatitis, the cause is never known." Source: http://www.emedicinehealth.com/pancreatitis/page2_em.htm Doing your own research can only help. Check out the "First Principles of Gastroenterology", http://gastroresource.com/GITextbook/en/Default.htm. I would take special note of the biliary system, Sphincter of Oddi Dysfunction and pancreatitis.
Avatar m tn Now its been basically non-stop, confirmed by mri, that it is chronic pancreatitis, and fatty liver. Im being sent to a pain specialist for the pain, and hoping he can offer relief, because Ive been recieving very little help from my doctor with that. Im 5'5", used to be about 138lbs, and now am 162, with gain of 10lbs a month on a low fat diet, no meat, no bread, soft food. I dont understand except unless wieght gain is from thyroid going wrong, im hypothyroid.
Avatar n tn Other than that her symptoms go more with pancreatitis. Pain above her left ribcage that goes to her back - pain about her shoulder blades. When we saw the Dr.he had a complete blood work report in his hand and it showed raised amylase (131) and lipase levels (718) which I always thought showed pancreatitis. When I questioned him he said some people just have high levels and it is normal for them. I don't buy that.
Avatar f tn I am concerned about what I read about this disease. She is complaining about soar stomach n acute pain with no real relief. Please suggest!
Avatar n tn I may lay down, get up, kneel, crouch, fold in fetal position, walk, pace, rub/massage my tummy, and try to use toilet to allow me pass gas/stool or throw up to help lower the pain and to get some relief from constant churning going on in my belly; (5) a feeling of chill/cold occurs during the early hours of an episode, followed by mild to severe dryness in mouth, that eventually is followed by a bit of nausea and/or mild-to-severe burbs upon which I "make" myself to vomit that often
Avatar n tn The location of your pain sounds very much like where mine was located before my first attack of acute pancreatitis. I now have chronic pancreatitis. I also had the yellow stools, either fatty or so oily that they would float. Also had the weight loss and inability to eat. Back ache is also a common complaint, but not everyone gets it. You need a second opinion.
Avatar n tn Are there any drugs that could be the cause of pancreatitis, if so what are they? What is acute pancreatitis and what causes this? 12th April 1999 The pancreas has two important roles - one is to produce digestive enzymes that are passed into the digestive tract through a duct, and the other is to release hormones into the blood to control sugar levels. So the pancreas is both an exocrine and an endocrine gland.
Avatar n tn 1,06' I had an ERCP (sphincterotomy) done. HORRIBLE!! I had acute pancreatitis right after the procedure!! Worst 7 days of my life!! I still had discomfort. 5 weeks later,Jan. 06', I was back in the hospital for 3 days with elevated pancreas enzymes. Painful! I had a colonoscopy a week ago and that was normal. Now, I am going to have an MRI of abdomen and MRCP done this Thurs. to look at the biliary ducts and make sure they are ok. Next week I am scheduled for a Gastric emptying test.
Avatar f tn Did they also give her antibiotics for the pancreatitis? How about pain meds.? This is an extremely painful condition....The trick here is to let the pancreas rest for the inflammation to go down. Usually, antibiotics are given incase the cause is infection. What you choose to feed her is the next step. Get them both off of Iams Food; as this is very LOW quality and they need much better nutrition for their senior years. LOW fat is what your sick girl will need.
Avatar n tn Hi, I was recently diagnosed with IBS, and I have chronic pancreatitis too, I have diarrhea up to 12 times a day {i counted once lol} and it doesn't matter what I eat or even if I don't eat at all. My pancreatitis has been acting up again so I'm always in pain with that and very nauseaus and this diarrhea is miserable! I've just been prescribed lomotil,it helps but it makes me feel weird,so I don't take it often.
Avatar f tn Why are they leaving him siting here, sick and in pain, for months on end? Is it normal to have an episode of acute pancreatitis last for over seven months? The only pain medication he is being given is Darvocet, which at times is inadequate. We've asked twice for something stronger- the first time we were told that if the pain is that bad, go to the ER.
Avatar f tn Why are they leaving him siting here, sick and in pain, for months on end? Is it normal to have an episode of acute pancreatitis last for over seven months? The only pain medication he is being given is Darvocet, which at times is inadequate. We've asked twice for something stronger- the first time we were told that if the pain is that bad, go to the ER.
284078 tn?1282620298 I hope anyone who uses Topamax for any reason is fully aware of the serious risk of acute narrow angle glaucoma. I had read several articles about it but saw it firsthand last week. As usual on my quiet weekend off I got the dreaded call from the emergency room, again. This time about a woman on Topamax for 7 days who seemed to have lost almost all her vision 12 hours after increasing her dose per her doctor's instructions.
Avatar m tn There are several different tests or procedures that can be done to show pancreatitis, acute or chronic. No tests are definitive for only one or the other. Tests for determining pancreatitis are, blood tests, stool tests, triglycerides tests, Xrays, ultrasounds, endoscopic ultrasounds, the secretin stimulation test, the bentiromide test (rare), CT-scans, MRCP's, MRI's and ERCP's.
Avatar f tn I also do no not have elevated LFT's or lipase levels, and only slightly elevated (120) amylase levels which is surprising since this identical to the pain I was having with the acute attacks of pancreatitis. I am being managed with low dose hydrocodone only taken when I am working (high stress, active, nursing job) in order to function, otherwise I am incapacitated. I have tried supplemental enzymes for months (creon 20,000) with little (maybe placebo-like) relief.
Avatar m tn There are two types of Pancreatitis 1.Acute and 2.Chronic. The main causes of Pancreatitis are persistent high alcohol consumption, gall bladder stones, geographic location, especially the tropics. Allopathic treatments include IV or IM pain killers, Antacids and Antibiotics. However these Allopathic treatments may not treat the root cause of pancreatitis & will have complications and adverse effect.
Avatar n tn Over the next 3 days they did another scan and another sonogram and released me. My discharge instructions tell me I have acute pancreatitis and I should not drink alcohol(I haven't drank alcohol in 10 years)Follow a low fat diet(I have been on a low fat diet for the past 10 months except Saturday breakfast). Is this going to be an ongoing problem or will changes in eating habits prevent furthur attacks. The pain is indescribable. I passed a kidney stone 10 years ago and this is a lot worse.
Avatar n tn Also, blockage to the pancreatic orifice can cause pancreatic pain or attacks of pancreatitis. Papillary Stenosis can be caused by passage of stones, or scarring after treatments (e.g. endoscopic or surgical sphincterotomy). Papillary stenosis usually results in sufficient backup of bile flow that there is stretching (dilatation) of the bile duct. This can be recognized by scans and various x-rays, including ERCP. Papillary stenosis requires endoscopic or surgical treatment.
Avatar n tn //www.joplink.net/prev/200111/04.html Acute Recurrent Pancreatitis and Dysfunction of the Sphincter of Oddi: Comparison between Invasive and Non-Invasive Techniques – http://www.joplink.net/prev/200111/06.html Idiopathic Recurrent Acute Pancreatitis – http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/487185_2 GI Consult: Sphincter of Oddi Dysfunction by John Baillie, MB, ChB, FRCP – http://www.mdchoice.com/emed/main.asp?
Avatar n tn Dear Jeannie, Your posting allows me the opportunity to provide some general comments on pancreatitis. Pancreatitis means inflammation of the pancreas. Acute pancreatitis refers to a condition in which there is sudden onset of abdominal pain. In North America the most common identified causes are common bile duct stones, alcohol use, and abdominal trauma. There are other causes but they are not common. Included among the unusual causes are drugs and idiopathic.