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Avatar n tn For some people with CP, the pain can be disabiling to the point that they are on daily narcotic pain relievers and they are unable to work or hold down steady employment due to their frequent attacks, which often take them to the emergency room and require several days to recover from. Others, while still on pain medication, are able to work for a few years until their condition deteriorates so much that they can't stay at work.
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 n tn Feel free to post again if you have any more questions. What are the symptoms of chronic pancreatitis? The symptoms are very variable. Pain occurs in most patients at some stage of the disease. This may vary in intensity from mild to severe. It may last for hours or sometimes days at a time and may require strong painkillers to control it. It often radiates through to the back and can sometimes be relieved by crouching forward.
Avatar f tn You said you had taken narcotic-based pain relievers in some cases before an 'attack.' Narcotics should be avoided in cases of SOD because they'll increase the pressure in the ducts and cause or prolong pain. Please read through the following: http://www.hopkins-gi.org/GDL_Disease.aspx?
Avatar f tn costochondritis, diverticulitis, intestinal infection, pancreatitis, pericarditis and spleen irritation. For mild inflammation you may take pain relievers or anti-inflammatory drugs. You need to rule out above mentioned possibilities. Treatment will depend on the underlying cause. Consult a physician. Hope it helps. Best luck and regards!
Avatar n tn I don't have digestive problems which doctors quickly think it stems from. Pain relievers, muscle relaxers don't help the pain. I also wake routinely at 4AM with excruciating pain where I find it hard to turn from side to side in bed. Despite the pain, I usually lay in bed until 7AM. I've tried different mattresses. The pain is horrible in the morning and it usually takes 5 to 6 hours to subside, so by noon to mid-afternoon I feel much better.
Avatar n tn The pain is aggervating/uncomfortable during the day but is worse at night. It keeps me awake. Pain relievers do not help nor does a heating pad. There are times my rib gets tender and feels like it is bruised. I have had no injury in the area. I do have IBS and Gerd. I did have an abdominal X-ray, Ultrasound, Upper GI w/ small bowel follow through, and recently a colonoscopy and EDG.
Avatar n tn The risk for pancreatitis is high with menometry. Pancreatitis is very painful. I did get it, but I can tell you it was worth the pain. Anything to get rid of the pain I had been feeling for a year and a half. Every test I had prior to this came back normal. The Drs started thinking I was making up the pain. The pain was caused from the pressure in the duct. The sphincter to my bile duct wasn't opening enough to let the bile out. Yes it did cause my gallbladder to go bad in the first place.
Avatar m tn costochondritis, diverticulitis, intestinal infection, pancreatitis, pericarditis and spleen irritation. For mild inflammation you may take pain relievers or anti-inflammatory drugs. Treatment will depend on the underlying cause. Consult a physician.Hope it helps. Best luck and regards!
Avatar m tn cardiac diseases, lung cancer, thoracic outlet syndrome,pancreatitis,gall bladder disease(fullness and pain in the right side of abdomen and chest after eating a greasy or fatty meal) and muscle pain[costochondritis(an inflammation of the joints in your chest)]. Try taking some anti inflammatory pain relievers and antacids.Heat compresses may also help. If the pain is still there,pls consult your physician to find out the confirmatory diagnosis. Hope it helps.
Avatar n tn have you found anything that helps the pain? Do you experience it all the time? Have you ever had a back problems/pain? How about gastroesophageal reflux (GERD)? In my case, I'm now wondering if either of these conditions could be causing the ULQ pain/sensation. Thanks for any info - Carol D.
522415 tn?1242941355 be very careful with narcotic pain relievers, be monitored closely, I believe that nacotic pain relievers are perfect for some fibro patients, and watch yourself for abuse (one extra won't hurt...watch for that because kickin opiates is THE WORST thing I have ever experienced in my life). And be careful if someone tries to reccomend a non-narcotic pain reliver called tramadol/ultram a so called "non-addictive" med....withdrawals from that are not pretty either.
Avatar n tn I have been very swollen and have a pain under my left rib area. I don't have insurance and am afraid to go to a hospital because of that. I am 52. I have been told by a friend it may be my pancreas, also my daughter thought I may have to go gluten free.
Avatar f tn Sandy, if your daughter truly has SOD - diagnosed via ERCP with manometry - your doc would be remiss if your daughter was given any narcotic-based pain relievers as those meds can drastically increase the pressures in the biliary ducts and cause increased pain. I know that sounds awful, but it's an unfortunately fact as many who have experienced the condition have found out the hard way.
Avatar m tn It was ALT the other ones were normal i do have too mention that i was on pain relievers for a really bad toothache that i have had since december.If u could respond back and let me what think i would be very grateful.
Avatar f tn Some months ago, I was told that my CBC stated my liver was slightly enlarged. Though no signs of Hep. And a otherwise normal CBC. So the DR sent me to get a u/s series(liver scan) and that was the last I've been able "test" or see the DR. Its super hard to get an appt. No insurance. ;( However, it wasn't UNTIL then that I began to notice issues with my upper right quadrant. I am a MA and I know a bit about this stuff.
Avatar n tn I have even had a mild attack with plan Tylenol. Nsaids are the only pain relievers I can tolerate and unfortunately they are bad for your stomach and esophagus. Alcohol is another trigger for the spasms, I havent had alcohol in 31 years, not even Nyquil.
Avatar n tn I have had 3 1/2 years of (sever abdomnal pain with upper back pains -Pancreatitis type pain , chronic diarrhea with malabsorption -verfied by several Fecal Fat tests to be malabsorption. chronic inflamation in my blood Markers( Overexpressed> CRP, ESR , Haptoglobin etc) High than normal >(Alkaline Phosphatase Isoenzymes) with a >normal Billirubin.
978118 tn?1248498865 you haven't been taking chronically any pain relievers have you?) So it still might not be gallbladder..if it isn't usually those blood tests for h. ploryi or the for sure test woule be an endoscope to find out what's going on in there. One thing you could try while sitting around it to get some tums or pepto bismal and see if that takes away the pain..or drink some milk (calcium seems to help ulcers..least temp..). Just don't go overboard on it or you'll cause constipation.
Avatar f tn Doctors believe vulnerability to the bacterium could be inherited or could be caused by lifestyle choices, such as smoking and diet. Regular use of pain relievers. Common pain relievers — such as aspirin, ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin IB, others) and naproxen (Aleve, Anaprox) — can cause both acute gastritis and chronic gastritis. Using these pain relievers regularly or taking too much of these drugs may reduce a key substance that helps preserve the protective lining of your stomach. Older age.
684676 tn?1503190263 Try to get to see the GI doctor as soon as possible and stick with that soft diet until then. Stay away from the OTC pain relievers for now,also. I'm sorry this is happening to you but I'm sure proud you've made it to 13 days!!
Avatar f tn Hind-end pain, joint pain, muscle pain and weakness, tremors, shivering, excessive shedding (which I thought might be seasonal but it's been going on for 3-4 months), and having the drinking/appetite issues wax and wane. Within the last few weeks, she has started dropping food out of her mouth, which I thought was just because of her not having teeth, but she was eating fine before that - less ability to swallow is also a less frequent symptom of Addison's.
429155 tn?1205676864 Oxycontin.- While awaiting the scan results I was given oxycontin for pain relief, this seemed to do the trick for 2 weeks, 10mg 2x a day, then things hurt again so up the dose went 20mg 2x a day, then 40mg 2x a day, then 80mg 2x a day and up to 120mg 2x a day, recognise the scenereo anyone??..
Avatar n tn Like you, I have severe pain (in my back) but justified the use of opiates when I really could have lived with the Rx motrin and other non-opiate pain relievers. In fact, I did live with those drugs just fine, and though the pain was still there, it wsa no unbearable and I never thought of going back to the vidodin. It just wasn't an option.
Avatar n tn Changed my diet (was drinking lots of soda and taking NSAID pain relievers every day) for the most part, but due to my work schedule I do eat too much fast food to this day. I drink nothing but water now, I have been watching everything I do. I wait tables at night so being on my feet seems to always help, and these pains occur a lot less. Also they seem to have gotten better by doing 2 weeks course of Prylosec OTC. But still I am not "cured" and I just had an episode today.
181575 tn?1250202386 Of 3627 patients with liver biopsies, 0.75% had significant biopsy-related complications, 0.51% had pain requiring admission, 0.35% had bleeding, and 6 patients (0.14%) died. 2. This procedure is safe.