Pancreatitis pain relief

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Avatar f tn The thing that is hard with it is, which you have experienced, your scans can look normal and blood tests also and you still have pain,nausea, fatigue and the whole pancreatitis everything! The ER will not do anything about this because nothing is showing up on any of your tests and according to the its not an "emergency" so get to a GI fast! chronic pancreatitis is hard to diagnose so hang in there!
719251 tn?1230344505 My mother has been suffering from Pancreatitis for the past 4months. She has been in hospital three times with severe pain, vomitting, and fluid in the abdominal. In that time she has lots over 25kg. She is 60 years old but since loosing so much weight she looks like 80 years old. She no longer drinks but continues to smoke. What worries me the most is that she eats very tiny amount of food, she vomitts everyday and she is just not getting any better.
Avatar n tn I had to put my 11 year old Llhasa apso to sleep yesterday because he was diagnosed with pancreatitis and was in so much pain that they could not guarantee that he would survive even with treatment. It came on suddenly...he was fine Saturday but began throwing up in the middle of the night and continued...he couldn't even hold down water and was very weak. I took him into the veterinary hospital on Sunday and he was too weak to come home.
Avatar m tn i am a 27 yr old female, with more pancreatitis attacks then i can count in the last year and a half. ive been accused of a frivilious life style which is so far from the truth. ive had every test known for this condition. in the last 2 months i was put on a protien suppliment to replace my emzymes that my pancreas produces. in the first 2 wks i lost 20 lbs, had no appetite, liquid bowel movements, dizziness, fatique, discoloring of the skin,and more symptoms i can even list.
436191 tn?1256649906 Is there anything that soothes you or gives you some relief from the pain? Is your pain constant or only associated with eating?
Avatar f tn i've lost alot of weight in past month and now can't keep nothing down but maybe a dry piece of toast in middle of day after all my meds. every morning for a very long time i throw up for a few hours and there is no words for the pain. i try and seperate myself from the pain.sometimes it works for a little bit.oh well, i just tell myself that i can still walk and see, so suck it up! HA! easier said than done as we all know. day is half over, i know i can make it until bedtime.
211940 tn?1267884866 for more than 6 months, it has moved from Acute to Chronic Pancreatitis. And as such, there is no cure, and no pain relief that they can give her for her extreme abdominal pain. Which helps to loose weight, because she can't eat or drink, due to the nausea and pain. I can tell U, if the Doctor(s) had the exrtreme abdominal pain and nausea, they would find answers, yester.
1409228 tn?1282347063 There is unfortunately little that can be done for the pain until they figure out what's going on unless your doc will give you a prescription for some form of pain relief. As miserable as it sounds, try staying with liquified foods and stay away from any fatty substances.
Avatar n tn The Puestow Proceedure is designed as a measure to reduce/eliminate pain thereby reducing or eliminating the use of pain relievers. Pain is generally caused by the reduced power of the organ to drain due to blockages. Surgical placement of a stent to bypass the blockage can achieve better function of the organ while reducing pain.
Avatar m tn see a dr and get a proper diagnosis and then the dr will be able to advise on the appropriate pain relief.
Avatar n tn The treatment for chronic pancreatitis is pain meds enzymie replacement Iam on creon 20 and diet, Low fat high fiber. Part of my job is as a corrier driver and it is elegal to drive while taking pain meds. that can I do prove my case to insurance claims. I am not asking for the noon just that I be put on short term disablity and TRW when I have these attacks and have to take pain meds.
611067 tn?1458595083 That tells her that I'm at the tail end of a pancreatic attack. I told her the pain just started getting worse again and so she told me I'm not allowed to eat - only broth with no fat and water. Nothing else! That will help calm the pancreas down. If I get worse, to the ER I go!!! I also need to get into a gastroenterologist so they can do some tests. I'm scared to death. I have had pancreatitis before and it was horrible.
Avatar n tn Trouble was I had a really bad Nicorette habit. Low and behold I have chronic pancreatitis and if I chew the gum--the pancreatic pain skyrockets. I would say "YES" Nicorette either causes, triggers, or aggrevates pancreatitis.
Avatar n tn Hi. I've been having abdominal pain off and on for the past year and a half. Doctors have told me that I have IBS but I just don't believe that is what is going on with me. Over the last year I have had about six "attacks" where I wake up at night with very severe stomach pain that radiates to the back, severe nausea and vomiting along with diarrhea. The pain and nausea are so intense that I can hardly move. It lasts for a few hours and then slowly diminishes on its own.
Avatar n tn Librax (4X a day) Nexium (40 mgs 2X a day) Fibercon (3 pills 4X a day) Viokase 16 (4 pills 4X a day) Darvocet or Ultracet for the pain (Darvocet when I have a break through attack) Ambien (as needed) Erythromycin (1 and 1/2 Tsp - 4X a day) Since beginning the Viokase approximately four weeks ago I have found that I have some relief with the pain in my back and my overall day to day pain/discomfort has improved.
791533 tn?1309748944 Last week I had it constantly for an entire week with only brief periods of relief. I see my doctor regularly and the last time I brought up the pain he had some blood tests run. I saw my doctor today about the pain and he told me I have some form of pancreatitis but he wants to do more blood tests and other tests. Now as a lay person that word--Pancreatitis sounds very scary.
Avatar f tn BTW, I am not now nor have I ever had an alcohol problem. My Pancreatitis is not due to alcohol. Please help. The pain is so bad that I am not sleeping and I am so nauseated that I can't eat like I should. Nothing wants to stay down. I am 61 years old.
902019 tn?1249865014 It was a bit more intense on my right side but only slightly off center. The docs would always ask about pain in the back (typical of pancreatitis) and I never had any pain there. Could never come up with any definitive correlation with anything e.g. what I ate, how much I ate etc. They gave me Nexium 2x a day to calm the stomach but that had no effect at all. Still a mystery.
Avatar n tn However, over the last couple of weeks, I have been suffering recurring pain which is reminiscent of the pain I suffered with the pancreatitis - although a lot milder in its form. It's a sort of crampy, central pain which feels like it's more in my chest than anywhere (sort of around and behind my boobs is the best explanation!). This is exactly where the pain of the pancreatitis was. It does seem to be slightly worse after eating, but the type of food I've eaten doesn't seem to matter.
Avatar n tn Other than that her symptoms go more with pancreatitis. Pain above her left ribcage that goes to her back - pain about her shoulder blades. When we saw the Dr.he had a complete blood work report in his hand and it showed raised amylase (131) and lipase levels (718) which I always thought showed pancreatitis. When I questioned him he said some people just have high levels and it is normal for them. I don't buy that.
Avatar m tn Now its been basically non-stop, confirmed by mri, that it is chronic pancreatitis, and fatty liver. Im being sent to a pain specialist for the pain, and hoping he can offer relief, because Ive been recieving very little help from my doctor with that. Im 5'5", used to be about 138lbs, and now am 162, with gain of 10lbs a month on a low fat diet, no meat, no bread, soft food. I dont understand except unless wieght gain is from thyroid going wrong, im hypothyroid.
Avatar n tn except for ulcers (h pilori) he saw about a week of relief and then it intensified. Now he has pancreatitis added to the problem. They are treating the ulcers w/ carofate. his lipase levels keep soaring (600-1500) every couple of days. any ideas?
Avatar m tn Everyone here has been so helpful that I wanted to share something that I'm hoping could help someone else find relief from their pain. In a follow up to this post I'll post the details about her condition that I have posted here so that you can see if this might match your symptoms.
750120 tn?1252458630 I've heard that Pancreatitis can be extremely painful and temporarily debilitating. Stay strong. Your subject stated "Hospitalization for Hep-c related Pancreatitis." Why do you think is was the Hep C?
Avatar n tn Either not being able to or having to eat. I got pancreatitis from the precedure it was well worth it to get rid of the pain. Pancreatitis pain for me was much different - the pain spread across the rib cage settling mostly in the left side, and in the back. I did have severe bloating and was unable to pass gas. Pushing on my stomach was unbearable. I hope this helps you.
Avatar m tn The pain has been so severe this evening after eating Manicotti that I considered going to the ER. The problem is, it's an expensive visit just for pain relief and no long term resolution. I have not noticed any trend in foods that I eat and the pain coming or not. Pizza is fine one time --- kills me the next. The pain, a severe burning sensation, does seem to occur most often after I eat and seems to be more debilitating in the evening.
Avatar n tn JUne 2006 till now, with about 6, 5 day stretches of relief. This effects my sleeping, ( cant sleep thru the pain ) and I have gone from 126 to 116 in the past 2 months. I have a detailed food diary. I think it does depend what I eat - sometimes. For example if i ate spagetti, coffee, sweets, any raw vegetable, more than a small bite of meat, it would cause a major flair and i would have to go on the brat diet for a week or more before the pain lets up. The softer the food the better.
Avatar n tn I was diagnosed with chronic pancreatitis this am and schedualed for a ERCP for friday. I have some concerns about this diagnosis and this test. I have not been hospitalized for this condition at all, not even ER. it has taken me over a month to get diagnosis and still no relief from discomfort. Just more tests to take. I look like a junkie from all the blood they have taken and they want more. My almase and lipase levels have continued to rise over the course of the past fourteen days.
Avatar n tn Please be specific because she insists that the doctors say the pain pills had nothing to do with her losing her baby or the pancreatitis. If they knew the amount she was ingesting would that make a difference in their opinion? Explain the process that these drugs take and how this medication can be a direct cause for losing the baby and having pancreatitis.
Avatar f tn Did they also give her antibiotics for the pancreatitis? How about pain meds.? This is an extremely painful condition....The trick here is to let the pancreas rest for the inflammation to go down. Usually, antibiotics are given incase the cause is infection. What you choose to feed her is the next step. Get them both off of Iams Food; as this is very LOW quality and they need much better nutrition for their senior years. LOW fat is what your sick girl will need.