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1916673 tn?1420236870 One word of caution ... if you have a dog that has pancreatitis, don't use these recipes, as they are high fat/meat content. Always check with your vet beforehand. I hope some of you find these ideas useful in the battle to get your dog to eat. If your dog is eating a manufactured renal diet without problems, I would stick with it, and then use home cooking if and when he/she starts refusing their regular food.
Avatar f tn In November 2008 I went into the hospital with pancreatitis. I knew nothing about pancreatitis before that day but that day changed my life forever. I went into the emergency room 3 times before they finally figured out what was wrong and admitted me. Once they realized the severity of my condition they said if I had waited even 24 before getting treatment I could have died. I was there for 10 days. I spent my 30th Birthday and Thanksgiving in that hospital.
Avatar f tn Im 25 weeks pregnant and i have pancreatitis n fybromyalga. I take at most 2 15 mg oxycodone a day n 1 or 1 1/2 mg of xanax a day. When im in hospital i take dalaudid 2mg for pain. Is my baby going to have bad withdrawls? I used to take like 50mg a day of oxycodone but havd gotten myself down to where im just not in pain. Im scared to stop taking it cause i dont wanna b in pain and im also scared of withdrawl.....
Avatar n tn I would take special note of the biliary system, Sphincter of Oddi Dysfunction and pancreatitis. If I were in your shoes, I'd ask for a referral to a Gastroenterologist. Since you've had the upper endoscopy, you may already have one. There are a few less invasive tests such as the Endoscopic Ultrasound and MRCP-S that can image the whole thing including pancreas and ductal system. These might be able to get you the diagnosis you need to get on the healing track.
Avatar m tn Your symptoms could be SO many things including sludge/stones in the CBD, gallbladder/Post-Cholecystectomy Syndrome, Sphincter of Oddi Dysfunction, Small Bowel Bacterial Overgrowth, pancreatitis, etc. The metallic taste is common with pancreatitis, duct, gallbladder and other biliary problems. So are the chronic back pain radiating to your middle back and right shoulder blade, irregular bowel movements, fatigue, frothy urine and abdominal pain. [I have all of that.
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 n tn com/GITextbook/en/Default.htm. I would take special note of the biliary system, Sphincter of Oddi Dysfunction and pancreatitis. Since you've had the ultrasound, they'll likely suggests an upper endoscopy, Endoscopic Ultrasound and MRCP-S. The EUS is the gold standard right now as it can image the whole thing including pancreas and ductal system. These might be able to get you the diagnosis you need to get on the healing track.
Avatar m tn Your symptoms could be SO many things including sludge/stones in the CBD, Post-Cholecystectomy Syndrome, Sphincter of Oddi Dysfunction, Small Bowel Bacterial Overgrowth, pancreatitis, etc. There are some less invasive tests such as the Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS) and MRCP-S (Secretin) which can image the pancreas and ductal system. The EUS does require sedation and is similar to an upper endoscopy.
Avatar f tn Your symptoms could be SO many things including sludge/stones in the common bile duct, Post-Cholecystectomy Syndrome, Sphincter of Oddi Dysfunction, Small Bowel Bacterial Overgrowth, toxic-metabolic, idiopathic, genetic, autoimmune, recurrent and severe acute or obstructive pancreatitis, etc. There are some less invasive tests such as the Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS) and MRCP-S (Secretin) which can image the pancreas and ductal system.
Avatar n tn Your symptoms could be SO many things including gallstones, Sphincter of Oddi Dysfunction, Small Bowel Bacterial Overgrowth, pancreatitis, etc. I would ask my primary care physician to refer me to a Gastroenterologist. With nausea and pain so severe, you probably want to get in as soon as possible. The HIDA is great in indicating whether your gallbladder is functioning well. An ultrasound should show any stones or blockages.
Avatar f tn There are so many things this could be including gallbladder, sphincter of oddi dysfunction, pancreatitis, etc. Isn't it also possible that more than one thing is wrong with you and the onset of one problem triggered another? 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 f tn It could be post-cholecystectomy syndrome, sphincter of oddi dysfunction, pancreatitis or any of dozens of other diseases or disorders. I, too, suffered from ovarian cysts and tumours or years until I had a complete hysterectomy. Recently I had my gallbladder removed and another surgery but I only got some peace with Oxycontin for pain and Motilium for nausea. It ***** to be on the verge of vomiting all the time. Believe me, I know how you feel.
Avatar n tn It could be post-cholecystectomy syndrome, sphincter of oddi dysfunction, pancreatitis or any of dozens of other diseases or disorders. One thing I've heard that helps A LOT OF PEOPLE is digestive enzymes. You can get them over the counter at many drug stores or a safer bet is to speak with your doctor about trying them. Ask your Doc for some samples. The other suggestions I have are fairly generic but, again, they've helped me.
756668 tn?1287228987 There are so many things that can cause symptoms like yours including gallbladder, sphincter of oddi dysfunction, pancreatitis, etc. 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. Here are some links for you: http://www.merck.com/mmhe/sec10/ch140/ch140b.html http://www.romecriteria.
Avatar f tn Your symptoms could be SO many things including gallbladder, Sphincter of Oddi Dysfunction, pancreatitis, etc. 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. The HIDA Scan will show your gallbladder's ejection fraction rate (EJF).
Avatar n tn Your symptoms could be SO many things including Post-Cholecystectomy Syndrome, Sphincter of Oddi Dysfunction, pancreatitis, etc. I apologize for the length of this post but I hope it helps. 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 f tn Your symptoms could be SO many things including Post-Cholecystectomy Syndrome, Sphincter of Oddi Dysfunction, Small Bowel Bacterial Overgrowth, pancreatitis, etc. I apologize for the length of this post but I really want to help you. 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 f tn Your symptoms could be SO many things including Post-Cholecystectomy Syndrome, Sphincter of Oddi Dysfunction, Small Bowel Bacterial Overgrowth, pancreatitis, etc. I apologize for the length of this post but I really want to help you. You can check your labs at http://www.labtestsonline.org/understanding/analytes/cbc/glance.html. Doing your own research can only help. Check out the "First Principles of Gastroenterology", http://gastroresource.com/GITextbook/en/Default.htm.
Avatar f tn Your symptoms could be SO many things including gallstones, Sphincter of Oddi Dysfunction, Small Bowel Bacterial Overgrowth, pancreatitis, etc. I apologize for the length of this post but I really want to help you. I would ask my primary care physician to refer me to a Gastroenterologist. With fatigue and pain so severe, you probably want to get in as soon as possible. Doing your own research can only help.
Avatar f tn I really want to give him high quality salmon and chicken as has been mentioned in this blog to help him eat more. Do the numbers say he can have this extra high protein at this stage? I think he is not in the CKD levels that would require a K/D diet or phosphorous binders, etc.
Avatar n tn It could be post-cholecystectomy syndrome, sphincter of oddi dysfunction, pancreatitis or any of dozens of other diseases or disorders. One thing I've heard that helps A LOT OF PEOPLE is digestive enzymes. You can get them over the counter at many drug stores or a safer bet is to speak with your doctor about trying them. Ask your Doc for some samples. The other suggestions I have are fairly generic but, again, they've helped me.
Avatar n tn Slightly increased lipase can suggest pancreatitis - another reason to go low fat. You may also want to ask the doc to let her try a course of pancreatic enzymes to be able to give her pancreas a bit of a rest. Make sure she's tested for autoimmune pancreatitis - it's a long shot but should be ruled out.
Avatar n tn When she was be preped for this procedure, the GI dr who did it, told my husband and I that there should be no complications, except for maybe a pancreatitis flare. Well, she had the pancreatitis, and now this dry heaving problem. Her GI dr is in the process of weaning her off some of her meds. She is now off Elavil, Zofran, Donnetal, Nexium and is currently on a wean down of Neurontin.
Avatar n tn Your symptoms could be SO many things including Post-Cholecystectomy Syndrome, Sphincter of Oddi Dysfunction, Small Bowel Bacterial Overgrowth, pancreatitis, etc. I apologize for the length of this post but I really want to help you. 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.
801476 tn?1238070780 I have a few medical issues myself but my main focus is my husband, so this blog will likely be more about him than me... Back in July 2004 I had to rush my husband to the ER... It didn't take long for the docs to see he had severe acute pancreatitis and they admitted him. By the next day he was in the ICU with a TPN (tube into his chest to adminster meds and fluids). Dilaudid was the only thing that gave him any pain relief.
Avatar f tn Your symptoms could be SO many things including sludge/stones in the common bile duct, Sphincter of Oddi Dysfunction, Small Bowel Bacterial Overgrowth, Pancreatitis (toxic-metabolic, idiopathic, genetic, autoimmune, recurrent, severe acute or obstructive), etc., etc., etc. I would definitely ask my primary care physician for a referral to another Gastroenterologist for a second opinion. There are quite a few specialists on this subject in the U.S.
Avatar n tn I would take special note of the biliary system, gallbladder, Sphincter of Oddi Dysfunction and pancreatitis. There are a few less invasive tests such as the Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS) and MRCP-S (Secretin) which can image the whole area including pancreas and ductal system. An ERCP is much more invasive and cannot provide a diagnosis unless they use manometry to measure pressure levels. Are you taking Metamucil or a similar daily fibre product?
Avatar n tn Your symptoms could be SO many things including Post-Cholecystectomy Syndrome, Small Bowel Bacteria Overgrowth, Sphincter of Oddi Dysfunction, pancreatitis, etc. I've found that physical and mental stress make my symptoms worse but stress is NOT the cause of my pain. I apologize in advance for the length of this post but I really want to help you. Doing your own research can only help. Check out the "First Principles of Gastroenterology", http://gastroresource.
Avatar n tn Dont give up, do me a favor and look up sphincter of oddi in the search bar and see if that sounds like what you may have. If so then I have a support group for this and also for pancreatitis being most of the time they go hand and hand. If you think this sounds like what is wrong I will leave my link here for you if you want to join and get more information ( we have a ton ) and also 150 members too. If this is not what you have though don't give up on whats really wrong with you.
Avatar f tn Your symptoms could be SO many things including sludge/stones in the CBD, Post-Cholecystectomy Syndrome, Sphincter of Oddi Dysfunction, Small Bowel Bacterial Overgrowth, pancreatitis, etc. I apologize for the length of this post but I really want to help you. I would ask my primary care physician to refer me to a Gastroenterologist. With pain so severe, you probably want to get in as soon as possible.