Pancreatitis and ibs

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Avatar f tn Anyone else out there suffering from Chronic (and acute) pancreatitis and/or sphincter of Oddi dysfunction? Would love to chat about how to manage these disorders.
Avatar f tn I have the same pain it sounds like that ya'll have had. I had my gallbladder out in 1998 and have IBS and hyatial hernia and acid reflux. Now I am having to deal with this. I am also told that I am going to have to get the ERCP done because gallstones may be creating the problem. Also a big thing! CT Scans and MRI's do Not always show stones.Matter of fact they miss them more often than not. So when the Dr. wants to do the ERCP then they can determine wether it is stones or not.
Avatar n tn Thank-you for your response. May I ask what caused your chronic pancreatitis, and would you describe your symptoms for me a little, even if just to scare me off? Thank you so much.
Avatar n tn In November of last year I had an ERCP where they didn't find any stones in the bile duct or anything but ended up with Pancreatitis and hospitalized for 4 days and out of work several weeks. Then the pains subsided and other than having terrible Acid Reflux I didn't appear to have any problems. Then out of the blue last Friday around noon time I started getting terribly nausiated. I thought that I might be coming down with the flu.
Avatar n tn About two years ago I developed chronic pancreatitis. Some people can have an acute pancreatitis attack, recover, and never have any problems again. I wasn't one of those lucky ones. The chronic pancreatitis is here to stay.
Avatar n tn I have been doing research off and on for the past 9 and 1/2 months since having an acute pancreatitis attack and having my gallbladder removed. My liver and pancreas enzymes have pretty much returned to normal. My liver enzymes ocassionally run over the high end of the scale, but not by much (a few points) and my surgeon explained that it may be that I am just one of the people who fall outside the standard scale.
Avatar f tn Although it doesn't affect me every day, I can go 2 or 3 days w/o having an episode and then I can turn around and go days in a row or even weeks of having episodes. I'm gaining weight like mad too. So today I went to GNC and bought some Papaya Enzymes and 25 billion Probiotics. I'm going to see if that will aid in the digestion of my food so that i will not get the severe cramping and diarrhea.
Avatar n tn I cant just be told I have IBS and just live with it. IBS is caused from something! I have tried keeping a food journal but I can make any connections. I dont feel like the doctor checked me out at all and I am curious to see if anyone feels the same way or has simialar symptoms but has been diagnosed with something other then IBS. Im also interested in hearing how people have learned to deal with IBS or any "natural ways' that have helped people, such as cleansing.
Avatar n tn Hi - well my daughter saw the gastro doctor about doing an ERCP for her pancreatitis and he was very cautious. That is good. But he thinks maybe she has IBS and not pancreatitis. So now we are more confused than ever. The symptoms that lead to his thought that it is IBS is that her pain always comes with her menstral cycle and she has mucus in her stools. Other than that her symptoms go more with pancreatitis.
658828 tn?1225050195 I have been reading online and think I may have Pancreatitis? Are these symptoms consistent with Pancreatitis? I also have read about Fibromyalgia as well b/c these autoimmune diseases seem to occur together, but I just cant get myself to think that this is just a muscoskeletal pain problem especially since its mainly in the area where my kidneys are located. I have an appt with a GI dr next week so I am hoping i can get some answers.
Avatar n tn I suffered over 2 years and made many trips to the ER, doctors, and was even hospitalized for testing. I was only given meds to help the pain. I was diagnosed with gastritis and IBS and was basically told there was nothing else to be done. BUT, upon a big attack (EXTREME pain and nausea) I went to the Urgent Care Center and the doctor there spotted it and I was sent the next day to a gastro doctor who did the ERCP. DON'T give up! KEEP PURSUING your symptoms!!
Avatar f tn It can trigger an attack of pancreatitis but is usually short lived. My mom has battled chronic pancreatitis (idopathic, non drinker) for over 4 years and is 30 days post whipple. Amylase and Lypase do not always show elevated levels even if having an attack. Get a good GI, one who specializes in diseases of the pancreas... not just a general GI. ERCP can show a lot, stents can be placed in ducts during procedure which can ease pain.
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 f tn I am now 61 years old and have chronic pancreatitis, fibromyalgia, IBS, GERD, asthma and problems with both the back and hips. I have had numerous surgeries due to the pancreas and liver. I have been on very strong meds for several years. Recently I was in a really bad situation partly due to my insurance company. I take opiate meds for pain. The last year and 1/2 that included Methadone and Fentanyl lollipops as well as other meds for nausea etc.
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 n tn I have had this going on for 6 days and have been to the ER for the pain.Dignosed with IBS with out any test due to prior IBS dignose. Located in the left side near the ribs radiates to the back between the shoulderblades. No fever. What goes in my mouth only visits and is expelled promptly. I have lost 10 pounds in 6 days. Has anyone had any knowledge of pancreatitis without fever. Pain is not continuous only when I get over active or eat.
Avatar m tn Dear Doctor, i am italian, male 43 years old, and suffering (allegedly) from IBS. Last August while i was driving i was suddenly affected by a wave of nausea, internal trembling and i was feeling like having vertigos. I had to stop my car and the crisis was over in about two hours. Since last october those episoded were more frequent and i was also affected by disconfort over my abdomen cramps along the colon part and a sensation of a full stomach and nausea.
467797 tn?1216214857 I have had Ulcerative colitis for 19 years, acid reflux for 5 years and recently diagnosed with Diverticulosis and IBS. I have been having this issue though for the past year or so. I have random bouts of yellow/green liquid with my stool, which is somewhat yellow in color. Sometimes when I go to the bathroom, which is hardly ever firm, some of the stool will stick to the bowl.
1264088 tn?1279484422 I would try to find yahoo support groups or facebook sod and pancreatitis groups and see if anyone is in your area and can recommend a doc. You really need testing done to see if you have CP or SOD . I have ran into people in other countries on these groups I just cannot remember who was treating them.
Avatar f tn I agree with the workup done thus far, and with the MRI and endoscopic ultrasound, there has been thorough workup of the possible causes for chronic pancreatitis. Alcohol use can lead to pancreatitis, and use should be moderated. Also, if there is any blockage within the biliary tree, that can contribute as well. You may want to consider an MRCP to see if this is the case.
Avatar n tn However, I am still experiencing intermittent left side pain and have had three bowel movements today that were narrow and gray (almost colorless). I am concerned that this may be a sign of pancreatic problems, but I don't want to overreact. How many of these type of bowel movements should I have before I call the doctor. Is this an emergency? (no fever, chill, etc.
Avatar n tn I have been researching and pancreatitis seems to fit many of my factors but the docs don't take me seriously. I am not a drinker, only 30 years old and very physically fit. Also I just can't keep weight on. Can anyone help me please???
902019 tn?1249865014 The symptoms of autoimmune pancreatitis for me were weight loss, pale stools, gallbladder-like attacks (but longer-lasting) and elevated liver function tests - which initially were thought to be a bile duct obstruction complicated by blockage of gallbladder sludge. Stenting the common bile duct and later removal of gallbladder (which was in bad shape) still didn't solve the problems. See my response (above) to DT10 for further info.
1143850 tn?1413216148 Just want my mind put at rest that it's not my pancreas and other people suffer with this from ibs! As the worry off it is driving me crazy and I'm constantly googling symptoms. I have recently had another ultrasound done, blood works including lipase levels and stool sample. All normal.
Avatar n tn I have lost about 15 lbs. over the last 4 years. I'm already tall and thin and so I am conscious of it. I have at least 4-6 loose malodorous stools a day that appear light and float. I also menopause at 44 after surgical tubal ligation at 40. I do have lots of stress, and eat tons of sugar. My body literally craves it. I've tried probiotics and lacto stuff but to o avail. It just seems that I can't gain weight because everything goes right thru me. I have no blood in my stool.
Avatar f tn but not debillitating as in the past but bearable. And this time just loose stools and gass rather than diahrea. And something new...vomiting. After I spent all day on the toilet I spent the night vomiting green liquid. It still took me a week to get the bloating under control or at least comfortable. Right now I am keeping my diet a low carb one so my stomach is comfortable and starting back at the gym.
Avatar m tn The pain varies from mild hurting to burning, to extreme levels of twisted pain and the feeling of a hurting wound.Its been there for 3 years and has never stopped. Since the last month its become horrible so I've left office for quite some time and I'm at home. I've done a ct-scan and a colonoscopy both of which were done unprofessionally, so I'll be getting them done again ! But is IBS pain constant ?
Avatar f tn I told him I have lost all energy and severe nausea and he said this has nothing to do with IBS. So here I am today bound to my bed with no energy, constant nausea, constant abdominal pain. Weird thing is I caught an intestinal infection in 04 and caught campalabactor jejuni in Nov 08 which required hospitalization. At that time I was tested for Celiac - Negative.
559187 tn?1330786456 If I sit up I feel better, but as soon as I lay down, the pain is excruciating. I feel like throwing up and am weak and terribly fatigued. Feels like the flu but I don't have a fever, chills or diarreah. Thankfully I still have some antinausea medicine that they gave me last year after my blood patch and it is helping a lot. Only problem is that it makes me sleepy.