Pancreatitis and drinking

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Avatar n tn started a year or so ago with mild spasms in left back and front area .. now its pretty much constant and it's in my left hip and left shoulder. Sometimes my ribs and side is tender to touch and I get gas and discomfort as well as low back ache. I had one bad lot of pain one night that I thought might be pancreatitis but nothing since and I carried on drinking heavily (I had a drink problem but have stopped now) for several months after and no more attacks.
Avatar n tn Your symtoms do appear to be related to pancreatitis, but you could have a number of issues at stake that have nothing to do with pancreatitis. As for drinking, if you have pancreatitis drinking is a no-no. It causes more harm than good and the pancreas is a organ that cannot rejuvinate itself. Once damaged it is damage for life. Please get yourself to a GI and have a more specific work up done to diagnose your condition properly. It may not be what your suspecting all along.
719251 tn?1230344505 Crambone, there are people who have stopped drinking and start to take care of themselves and have lived good lives for over 20 years. That to me, at age 60, says that Anna's mom could have a long life. No, it may not be pain and complication free, but it's not bad. I believe in honesty, but I also believe that there's such a thing as hope and being compassionate. I believe people can change when they're pushed to the wall to do so. Hopefully, Anna's mom will be one of them.
Avatar n tn I have Chronic Pancreatitis that stemmed from Acute Pancreatitis, I have struggled with relapsing off coc and alcohol, cigarettes. I have had periods of good clean time and then went back. Each time I went back to any of these especially the drinking and smoking, my CP has gotten much worse. Now I weigh 108 lbs and I am going to suffer most likely for the rest of my life. Please advise him to go to AA, as I need to go and stay there myself.
Avatar f tn I have been feeding him smaller portions of low fiber high protein food many times per day. He is eating well and drinking plenty of water. His vomiting had become much less, but I am noticing that occassionally he may vomit up a blood tinged liquid/no food in it. is this to be expected with this condition?
Avatar f tn My cat has been in the vet hospital for 6 days and was told that she had pancreatitis. her lipase was 2800. She still would not eat or drink. Finally, we told our vet we wanted to take her home. She is home now 4 days and is going outside with our other cats, sleeping well and meowing like always, just we don't see her eat or drink. I am just so confused as to what to do next. Vet just called me and told me her thyroid test was fine. Can you tell me what I should do next?
Avatar f tn Repeat episodes of acute pancreatitis can also lead to chronic pancreatitis. To lower your risk of repeat episodes of pancreatitis, avoid drinking too much alcohol and have regular follow-up with your attending physician. Laboratory tests that show the release of pancreatic enzymes include like increased blood amylase level, increased serum blood lipase level or increase urine amylase level can be done to determine any recurrences. Take care and do keep us posted.
Avatar n tn I took her to our vet and they did blood work and x-ray. The blood work showed acute pancreatitis. She was given IV fluids, Reglan for the vomiting, a B12 shot and an antibiotic and was not allowed anything to eat or drink for 24 hours other than licking on ice cubes every few hours. By the next day she was all perky and playing. The next day I started her on the vet's low fat food that they carry. She did well until today when out of nowhere she developed diarrhea and vomiting.
Avatar m tn Well I/we know she has a drinking problem, she has started drinking again. She said she researched and drinking Red Wine does not hurt her Pancreatitis. In my feeble attempts of research I have not found anything that supports her thought process. What scares me is she was in a Coma for about 5 weeks and came real close to death for the first week or so, the doctors didn't think she was going to live.
Avatar n tn My dog had acute pancreatitis over the weekend and I took him to an emergency vet on Sunday and to his vet on Mon. They both kept him overnight, IV, blood work, meds, and his vet did a rectal x-ray and abdominal x-ray with barium to look for obstruction. He found dirt/sand. My dog ate cat poop covered in dirt. He is at home now doing fine and I have him on a bland diet of canned white chicken and brown rice only. However, his lower abd/belly is a little distended and hard.
Avatar n tn He does have an alochol abuse problem and recently moved in with me to try and get his life together. He is still drinking, though, and I'm just trying to figure out if there is any amount he can drink and be safe- or if he does need to stop altogether- as I'm not sure that can happen at this point. He does not have health insurance at this point so I can't take him to the doctor to have them talk to them. I guess maybe I could find a free clinic? Thanks again for the advice!
Avatar n tn My neighbor took me to the emergency room and I was put under. When I woke up I was informed I had pancreatitis. I spent seven days in the hopital. I follow the advse from my Dr however in 2006 my lypase was evevated and after doing a scan my physician noticed an abnormality in the bile duct, I was referred to a specilist and there they performed a ECU.
Avatar m tn Or in some cases the common bile duct can spasm and that can result in a backup of bile and pancreatic fluids and that is result in pancreatitis. I know your both probably worried about money, but at the very least he should get his liver and pancreatic enzyme levels checked. If the pancreatic enyme levels are high, he may have to consider seeing a doc. I hate to say that, but believe me you do not want his pancreas impacted in any adverse manner.
Avatar f tn Sorry you are in the same boat cause this boat is slowly sinking! LOL =) I called and requested copies of my tests so I could "google" what is there since his consultation was so vague. My blood sugar is high but he said no big deal. I am not a diabetic and have never had problems with my sugar.
Avatar n tn In the last 3 months I have lost 22 pounds and have begun noticing oil in my stool. So chronic pancreatitis confirmed and just start taking digestive enzymes right?... Not so fast. Doctor prescribed Cotazym-ECS 8 and I have tried all different types of dosing. I have also experimented with 2 over the counter enzymes from the drug store. These actually make my condition way worse, cause severe abdominal pain, diarrhea and the oil in my stool increases 2 fold.
Avatar m tn my dog was diagnosed with pancreatitis on wednesday and stayed in the hospital for 3 nights. they hooked him up to an IV...i picked him up on saturday and they said he was doing much better. however, the doctor prescribed him prednisolon for the pain, but wont this medication worsen his pancreatitis? also, his abdomen seems to still be very swollen, why? how should i help my dog so that he is not in pain and so that he can get better soon?
Avatar m tn I nearly killed her unknowingly of course. She was drinking and peeing a lot and I thought that she was just thirsty and that the water had to be gotten rid of somehow so I thought nothing of it until the next day when she wouldn't eat and the vomiting started, along with the diarrhea. Also she had trouble standing up. I took her to the vet and the vet did some blood work and told me that she probably just had a virus and that she also needed to lose weight.
Avatar n tn A lot. Saturday morning I called the vet and they wanted to see her right away for fear of pancreatitis. They drew some blood, gave her some IV antibiotics, and some fluids, though she was not dehydrated. They also gave me some prescription pills to give her at home along with some prescription dog food that we are to feed her a teaspoonfull at a time, a couple times per day.
Avatar f tn My mom was a heavy drinker since 2009 and in 2013 she finally quit drinking after have seizures and being intubated. She had episodes of acute pancreatitis while drinking but never went in for it and now she was diagnosed with chronic pancreatitis. She has episodes that last a day with abdominal pressure and pain. Other times she's had week long episodes. We had a endoscopy done a couple months ago with no cysts or cancer. Nothing was blocked but her pancreas is really calcified.
Avatar m tn This happens to a lot of you people, and it's best to find out what you are trying to forget or you will end up living your life from the inside of a bottle. My niece died at 31 due to Pancreatitis from drinking to forget about the loss of her mother, and she left two very young children without their mommy. Address the drinking and you won't have to worry about the damage it is doing to your young body. Take care...
Avatar m tn is there anyway to make your amylase and lipase go up without having pancreatitis? can you give yourself pancreatitis without drinking a lot? im curious because i had it and they didnt know what caused it. please help respond im having black stools and bad pain and cramps in my stomach.
Avatar n tn Thank you for the advise. You are right of course and it is pretty foolish of me to do this.
Avatar n tn I really feel for you and your husband. I witnessed my best friend go through something very similar. He was an alcoholic and developed stomach cancer. They removed his entire stomach and 1.5" of his esophogus as a result. He became very depressed and started drinking very heavy after that. Almost straight alcohol with a little soda to add color.
Avatar n tn did they say what caused the pancreatitis?,,,alcohol?...ya,the pain could last SOME TIME...and if it was alcohol,,stop drinking!,,or youll soon get it again!
467797 tn?1216214857 Btw, I am not a big alcohol drinker - maybe a couple drinks on the weekends. I try to restrict my drinking because I am on 6mp. I get my liver and CBC checked every 3 years and the blood tests always come back normal. Does this sound like something I should pursue with my doctor? Or could it just be acid reflux??? Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
Avatar f tn The doctors ran test and i was told it was pancreatitis. I was checked for Gal stones, was clear. They said they found no cause, and it was put down to alcohol misuse. I am not a heavy drinker. Could the Solpadol have caused this? I read in the leaflet one of the severe side affects is pancreatitis.
701334 tn?1262857103 male,non smoker,stopped drinking(weeked warrior,heavy at times,but stopped) i have a buddy with pancreatitis,and im scared this could be that too,but i look at him,and compare myself to him,and im NOWHERE near as bad as he is,,,,but what could be causing this pain in center into my back?
Avatar f tn I have been in the hospital 3 times in four months for mild pancreatitis. I sympathize with people who have this problem. I have never had a problem with it before. After the second time my gallbladder was removed. I got better and then quickly crashed two months later. Third visit to the hospital, saw a doctor who specialized in sphincter of oddi dysfunction. He decided to play the wait-and-see game because of the theory it could be caused by oral contraceptive or a virus.
1985662 tn?1327527494 Pain medications, limiting pancreas activity through stopping food or fluid by mouth. Drinking plenty of liquids and eating a low-fat diet as well as eating small, frequent meals may help. Limiting caffeine and avoiding alcohol may also be done. Pain medicines or a surgical nerve block to relieve pain may be indicated. If the prescribed medications are not helping, it is best that you check with your doctor for proper evaluation. Take care an do keep us posted.