Pancreatitis nursing case study

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Avatar n tn He was unable to do the manometry and I developed a severe case of pancreatitis. The second attempt he was still unable to do the necessary measurements, but he put a stent in my pancreatic duct (not sure why). I Have had chronic bouts of pancreatitis and have been pretty much in constant pain which escalates to what I call "mind-bending" pain 3 to 4 times a day.
Avatar n tn This can be treated with antibiotics. If that is normal, you may want to consider a 24-hr pH study to definitively exclude the possibility of GERD. Other tests to consider would include a CT scan to evaluate for chronic pancreatitis, or an ultrasound to evaluate for gall bladder disease - each of which can present atypically. Followup with your personal physician is essential.
Avatar m tn I did study nursing and worked in a couple nursing homes for a while, but I am by no means edu-bi-cated in the land of medicine. I post in gastro on account of I have IBS, a medication tore up my guts... and I post in neuro on account of I fractured my back in three places in a car wreck. So, like you, when you deal with a particular medical issue for months, years, eternity, you learn stuff. And since there's barely anything better I like to do than help people, here I is.
Avatar n tn I have read alot about it and it seems risky. Says it can actually cause chronic pain and it can cause pancreatitis. I was wondering if anyone here has ever had it and how it turned out? My husband has had a liver biopsy recently and it turned out just confirming fatty liver. HIs liver enzymes are elevated and I read that could be from the sphincter of oddi dysfunction also. He has had CT scans, scopes, colonoscopy's,upper GI with small bowel follow through.
Avatar n tn Although likely already done, I would at least consider an upper endoscopy and abdominal ultrasound to rule out liver/gallbladder disease as well as upper digestive tract disease. More specialized testing can be done with a gastric emptying scan or 24-hr pH study with esophageal motility testing. If the tests continue to be negative, you can look outside the GI system. Various neurological diseases can lead to chronic nausea.
Avatar f tn I'm glad nursing worked out for you too. I really want to nurse. The docs actually told me it was a good thing to do. I too had migraines and they SUCK!!! It still makes me feel better to hear your story and so happy that she is doing so well. 4 months wow!!!!
Avatar n tn Really after I stopped nursing I would get bloating, diarreah, and stomch pains. I stopped nursing 8 months ago, but now for the last month I have been feeling like I need to vomit, but nothing comes up. I just sit in pain for a few hours feeling like crap. Any ideas of what could be going on? I'm thinking it's bile build up in my stomach. I don't know, but I hate it. Having diarreah and this stomach pains just ruin my days (not all but a lot). I haven't been doing anything different either.
Avatar f tn I will admit that when I was diagnosed, I didn't know much about the disease, now I consider myself a well-study. BUT... I really need reassurence from people who are going, or have gone through the same things that I am currently suffering through. So I guess my question is...can this disease cause unbearable pain? (I do know the answer..just need reassurence).
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Avatar n tn If it's within the range then you need to get an abdominal CT to check for any liver inflammation. Your GB was the cause of the pancreatitis the last time... It would be safe to check the GB too. If the pain radiates to the back then it most probably is related to the liver but do not get too stressed out cuz' the stress itself would cause an increased bout of pain.
Avatar n tn I'm going to finish my tinctures and attempt the flush once I've started my new job and have some sick time just in case I'll need emergency surgery, but I'll follow the best method I've found, by making sure my system is cleared out of solid foods and my biliary ducts are dilated. I will post what happens after I've done it.
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Avatar n tn Some of us women suffering from these same symptoms have thought maybe it could be due to female hormonal changes, but I think your case just ruled that out as a possibility. Oh well... Have they (the Drs.) ever given you any clue? Your sympotoms sounds so exactly like mine ("kinda like gurgling, pulled muscle, twitching feeling inside"). I have started seriously thinking that It's some kind of nerve related sensation. I actually had a second opinion by a Dr.
Avatar f tn HAS ANYONE CONSIDER CANDIDA /YEAST INTOLERANCE ? hello everyone , my case is similar to most of you , i am now 45 , female, was a regular drinker upto 6 months ,and my only drink was beer. now suddenly if I try a sip of beer in a min or so I start feeling unwell, dizziness, short breath, feel of faint. these are the major symptoms I get . They way I tackled so far is drinking a lot water when happens and breathing exercises.
Avatar n tn A year ago I heard on the radio that they were accepting people for a clinical study for free medicine for irritable bowel syndrome,and to call a 1-800 number.I did,the man asked me 15-20 questions and then said that I don't even match irrtable bowel and then hung up.I am sorry I have no answer for you,but wanted you to know that this I GUESS is what we have to SUFFER with for the rest of our lives.IT SUCKS BADLY!Get medimucil, fiber cereals and/or fiber pills.
Avatar n tn I usually stays out for about a 1 or 2 mins and it appears that I am having epillsey, but I was tested for that and the doctors ruled it out. After I wake up, I have a real severe case of diarrhea. Please if anyone knows or heard of this. Please share your thoughts.
1932256 tn?1327949940 I thought I'd mention that now, in case the topic comes up tomorrow. He can eat almost all fruits and veggies plus they'd be good for him! We really should get all our nutrients/vitamins from food and not supplements. I like to use lemon and peper seasoning on vegetables instead of salt and butter. It's pretty tasty! I saw your pics! Very nice! You two look alike!
6839387 tn?1385681693 Since nutrition is so out of whack on a kidney failure diet, look into senior dog vitamins with low or even no phosphorus added. Mostly you're looking at heavy-duty nursing over the next weeks or months. I didn't realize how focused I'd become on my dog's every move until after she was gone. It was worth all the stress and anxiety and I couldn't have done anything differently. We kept her pretty comfortable for several months right up to the last couple of days.
Avatar n tn At first it was thought to be an onion allergy, but that does not seem to be the case. It comes on for no apparent reason. I've been hospitalized several times, had all kinds of tests - CAT scans with and without contrast and dye, blood work, etc. etc. They've ruled out kidney stones, gallstones, appendix, ovarian cause, growths, etc. But the pain is so severe that I faint. It can last anywhere from 1/2 hour to many hours. Sometimes, Gas-x and advil seem to help.
Avatar n tn During these times, I practically locked myself in my study and didn't come out...Then I would go into work late the next day so I could make the doctor's office my first trip. ALL OF THAT IS OVER NOW! But please think about NOT going this alone. I went to see my MD and he gave me an anti-depressant that supressed the depression and jitters (restless arms and legs too) If you have trouble sleeping, he can give you a sedative as well. How you do this is your business...
Avatar n tn The only change I had made was giving up decaf coffee and having liquorice tea instead. I think in my case this might be the problem. It turns out that liquorice tea has the effect of producing cortisol, which can lead to weight gain. I was having 4-5 cups a day. I've now stopped and my weight has stabalized. I'll let you know if it starts going down. Liquorice tea has a lot of health benefits, I guess I was just having too much of it, and didn't need the extra cortisol effect.
Avatar n tn But she was in a nursing home, withthe nurses administering Percoset, then Morphine and Ativan in her last couple days. I don't know if Hospice is anti-med- it wouldn't make sense if they were, since in the last stretch it should be about being relieving symptoms, not suffering through them. I just realized this post is from August. If youcheck back and read this- how's it going? I hope the issues with Hospice and meds got resolved. Best of luck to you with everything.
Avatar n tn I guess my biggest concern would be my daughter. I'm nursing her. My family doctor said that I could while taking Norco. I'm afraid that she's going to experience W/D. I am so scared.
Avatar n tn i had pancreatitis in december and was on ambien again at the time and they tried me on seroquel instead for sleep... seroquel is an anti-psychotic, a neuroleptic drug used to treat schizophrenia... but it has such a sedative side-effect that it is effective as a sleep agent..... i am not schizophrenic!! but it sure as hell helps me sleep at night~ i also suffer from depression and take prozac and neurontin and the seroquel helps with mood also...
174267 tn?1220408828 My furbaby is doing ok - I had to take him yesterday for a plasma transfusion which is supposed to help the pancreatitis. He seems to be getting more energy back. I go back to the RE tomorrow so hopefully my lining is thinner and I can start the mock cycle. I really don't want to do the D&C. I told the acupuncturist to give me lots of herbs to make my lining thin! Take care all!!