Pancreatitis and nexium

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Avatar n tn The pancreatic specialist did not mention pancreatitis at the time and only prescribed nexium and sulcrafate for the gastritis. I am 67, and never had a previous bout with pancreatitis. Moderate beer drinker. How should I be treated?
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 f tn My most recent visit I have fatty stool, fatty liver, kidney stone and xray showed costipation, not much else was said. Dr prescribed Nexium and some medication for IBS. He said my blood sugar was off but that was ok because it was the end of the day (3:30pm). My blood work came back good he said. Oh, I also have 4 ovarian cysts that I had to go to the hospital and pay for the results, nothing has been done about those. I am at my whits end, something is wrong and not one Dr.
Avatar n tn I have been diagnosed with Chronic Pancreatitis and since then have seen a gastro doctor. He is recommending that I have my gallbladder removed, or as he stated "yank it out". He has me on Urso 250mg @ 3 times a day; Nexium @ 40mgs; and Viokase 8 tab 5 times a day then given me percocet for when I am in pain. First off, I am very concerned about removal of my gallbladder as a cure-all, it seems drastic.
Avatar n tn he takes perks for painkillers and tries to eat to make his attacks go away. also on primrose oil, and pancreas, nexium, and b100 vitamins.. his attacks consist of horrible abdominal pain, severe sweating, blurred vision, severe trembling and shaking, extreme shivers and almost feeling like passing out. when he eats a glucose tablet or something sugary, it stops the trembling, but he is still in severe pain and trying harder to breathe. (5'9 145lbs).
Avatar n tn Hospitalized about 5 times and treated at home (no food, water and bed rest) when first signs of small pain starts. He has been on creon, nexium and a low- to no-fat diet since the beginning and recently on St. John's Wort for depression which is working very well. His attacks are comming more closely now. The main questions my husband and I have are: 1.What kind of pancreatitis is recur. idio. panc.? is this an acute kind? 2.
Avatar n tn We did schedule the 4 wk visit to retest his white blood cell count. He stopped taking all meds except the antibiotic and nexium and is right back to drinking. Its almost like when the Dr. finally checks him and it isn't as bad as he thinks its like a green lite to keep drinking.
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.
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 And when the sphincter spasms it can cause a backup of pancreatic fluids and bile and can result in pancreatitis. If you have another attack and go to the ER or see your doc, make sure they check your liver and pancreatic enzyme levels within 12 hours of an attack because the levels will rapidly fall. You might also want to follow a low fat diet. There are people who have problems with handling fat after GB surgery and the presence of fat in the diet can sometimes result in spasms.
Avatar f tn With chronic pancreatitis, amylase and lipase levels may not elevate. It is common for them to only elevate in an acute attack. Often, enzyme levels will rise in the first few hours and then come back down. Since doctors think that elevated amylase and lipase levels are the only indicators of pancreatitis, they will not diagnose you if the enzymes are not elevated. The best thing advice that I can give you is watch your fat content and pray. And know that you are not crazy. It is your pancreas.
Avatar m tn Can anyone help with any suggestions? I am only taking Nexium 40mg/day and a standard multivitamin. This discussion is related to <a href='/posts/show/235781'>Severe gagging/nausea post esophagectomy and chemo/radiation treatment</a>.
1143850 tn?1413216148 I'd try some nexium and see if that helps. If it is all IBS, its a matter of figuring out what the trigger is and avoiding it. I suggest keeping a food diary of everything you eat and drink, then figure out when your symptoms occur and what you consumed prior.
Avatar f tn His EKG only turned up a leaky heart valve. Prilosec, Nexium and even nitroglycerin pills have not helped. An upper GI revealed minor contractions but nothing that could be causing such extreme pain. Any idea what's going on? The doctors can't figure it out and my dad is in agony.
Avatar m tn I know anxiety is a common symptom with an ulcer and having upper abdominal pain both front and back would suggest a perforated ulcer or pancreatitis. And since you're already taking nexium, decent chance it could be h.ploryi since nexium doesn't cure an h.ploryi ulcer (which requires antibiotics to fix) Are your stools dark? That would also suggest ulcer, sometimes also causes insomnia..perforated would explain the upper back pain as it's worked deep into your stomach layer..
Avatar n tn Treatment may be more likely to be successful in those without involvement of large ducts and those with idiopathic pancreatitis. Patients with alcoholic pancreatitis may be less likely to respond. Followup with your personal physician is essential. This answer is not intended as and does not substitute for medical advice - the information presented is for patient education only. Please see your personal physician for further evaluation of your individual case. Thanks, Kevin, M.D.
Avatar f tn I've had diarrhea everyday for i cant remember how many years, my weight has always been a struggle and i too had my gallbladder removed in the end, they said it was diseased and that should have been the cause of the sickness and diarrhea but 5 years on and i dont remember my belly ever being normal yet.
Avatar f tn Almost 2 months ago, after a particularly boozy bachelorette party, I started having severe acid reflux and regurgitation, as well as nausea and diarrhea. My doctor ran blood tests, and my pancreatic enzymes were slightly elevated (I can remember one was at 108.) My nausea was mild, but the reflux was severe. I felt like something was stuck in my throat, and I would cough up I digested food hours after I had eaten it. I had no stomach pain, or any pain at all.
Avatar m tn I still drink beer on the weekends and take nexium to control heartburn. Could my liver be out of whack and it not show up at all during a hida scan or all of the blood tests they did?
Avatar f tn I belong to Michele's and Maddi's. Search yahoo! groups for pancreatitis and you'll see a bunch of them. It is a great way to connect with others who have similar problems. There are also excellent links and resources. Finally, it provides a social outlet. The weirdness is that many of us have abdominal symptoms AND neurological/neuromuscular symptoms. I'm starting to think there may be a connection.
Avatar n tn I am still feeling terrible all the time and do not know what else to try. They have me on Nexium, levsin, compazine, Reglan, and Xanex. I just want to feel better? Any suggestions? Thank you for your time.
1384238 tn?1286032362 Recently I am having more heartburn, trouble swallowing, that stuck feeling in throat, hiccups and belching. Yesterday I got so nervous that I vomitted and there small streaks of blood in the mucus. Does this mean that my GERD has now changed over to esophageal cancer. I am very scared. I have an appointment with Digestive Disease doc in 2 weeks. How worried should I be? Can this still just be GERD?
Avatar n tn I stopped taking Protonix for 20 days,Then I changed to Nexium two weeks ago,I felt it helps and I don't feel dizzy any more. Now what I felt is still a little pain in my esphagas sometimes, esp at night or 3 hours after big meal. And Sometimes in the cold morning. At the same time, I was told by Primary Doctor to see a GI who ordered me an endoscope. I took the endoscope last week and the GI dr said he didn't see anything wrong.
Avatar m tn I am also for the most part constipated and have lots of gas. I feel weak and I also feel like I am fainting at times. I recently had both a colonoscopy and endoscopy and both were normal. I also had a CT scan without contrast that also was negative. What do you think I might have? What tests should I ask my MD to conduct in order to rule out anything? I am a 47 year old male otherwise in good health.
Avatar n tn Search the web for Chronic Pancreatitis and read up on it. It hits more males than female and often in the 40's age range. My wife never drank but drinking is a leading cause of Chronic Pancreatitis.
Avatar f tn Had some blood work done. Lipase is elevated. 419. I was put on nexium and it is starting to get some what better but my back as before is a little sore after I eat. Should I be concerned. I am going to see a specialist soon but I always get anxiety over this. The pain in my stomach comes and goes. I sleep well at night with no pain. I am not jaundice, Fell fine other than my back and my stomach. My lipase was elevated two years ago as well so I think I disrupted things when I vomited.
Avatar n tn Just curious if Pancreatitis has been ruled out. I had it and was sick as a dog and throwing up a LOT. It turned out to be gall stones and they removed my gall bladder because my pancreas kept getting inflamed. Then I got pneumonia while I was in the hospital so they had to keep rescheduling the surgery. I was in there for 2 1/2 weeks!
Avatar n tn I also took Nexium and Prilosec and neither one helped at all. It's getting to where I am losing weight because I can barely eat and I am constantly shaking from the continuous need to vomit. It almost feels like there is something in the back, right part of my throat. I feel it constantly, not just when I swallow. Does anyone have any reccomendations? I don't know how much longer I can take this.
Avatar n tn I just had my 3 month biopsies and now there was an area that is questionable for low or high grade and it is to important to not get a definite answer....As long as I take my nexium, along with the life style changes I have made it pretty well controls my symptoms, and I guess I can only hope that I dont have post GB complications show up down the road.....Best of luck to you........
Avatar n tn She referred me to another JH Dr who specializes in this and I had an Hida Scan, MRCP and then a ERCP. The ERCP with sphincterotomy sent me into acute pancreatitis and kidney shutdown. I spent 3 weeks in the hosp (Oct'04) and 4 months home recovering. I had feeding tubes in my arms and home nurses to take care of me. Thought it was finally all behind me, but shortly after being allowed to go back to work part-time, the old familiar pain came back, not as severe at first, but exactly the same.