I live in the UK, and started having attacks of SEVERE pain, with all the obvious symptoms of acute pancreatitis
. In addition, pancreatic abnormalities (insulin-dependant diabetes, pancreatitis
etc) have run down the mother-daughter line for four generations. It took the doctors FIVE YEARS, and in the end, a suicide threat (desperate for someone to take me seriously) for them to diagnose acute pancreatitis. Ten years on, I stil have the attacks, they've settled to about two a year.