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Avatar n tn Could someone please tell me how they manage their pain at home! I was given vicodin and have had CP for the last 7 years! It is not working on the pain! HELP!? This discussion is related to <a href='http://www.medhelp.org/posts/show/234035'>Chronic Pancreatitis</a>.
Avatar n tn This is not a question, but may be a helpful lead to those who are experiencing symptoms that sound like pancreatitis or at least, trouble with the pancreas. From my experience, doctors tend to dismiss looking further into problems with the pancreas. I'm unsure WHY. I was told that a CAT scan would find my problem, but it did not. Only when I was referred to a gastro doctor and he did an ERCP, was the problem with the pancreas found.
Avatar n tn I had a pain attack in January 08 and then the pain stayed around for ages, I went to my GP after a week of the pain and he said I was jaundice and suspected gallstones, he referred me to a jaundice clinic and a week later i was still in pain and hadn't heard anything off of the clinic. I went to the hospital and they said i have pancreatitis caused by a gall stone blocking me.
Avatar n tn In 2004 I experienced an absessed tooth, my it was a weekend so my my Dentist prescribed pain pills to help ease the pain however this was not working and by Sunday I had taken an extreme amount of pills to help the pain. Not sure how many I took but there was not many left in the bottle. Later Sunday night I devleped the most significant pain I could ever imangine. My neighbor took me to the emergency room and I was put under. When I woke up I was informed I had pancreatitis.
Avatar m tn What makes me now wonder about chronic pancreatitis is that in the weeks following the disappearance of the rash the back pain has been joined by a pain in the pit of my gut or just below the rib cage at the upper stomach after eating a bigger meal or at night. Again, it is not debilitating but usually takes an hour or so to subside. I'm not a big drinker, and in fact have had no alcohol (or any other vice) for probably 5 months in effort to lose weight.
Avatar f tn Trust me you will know if you have pancreatitis. I suffer from chronic being a drinker. The pain is excruciating to the extent that I have to wear fentanyl patches for the pain. If you have no symptoms I'm sure that you don't have it. I suppose until you get symptoms I really wouldn't worry. There is alcoholic pancreatitis ME and I presume non alcoholic YOU. Non alcoholic can be managed unless there's another problem causing these results. Eg liver etc.
Avatar f tn We're assuming the cysts are causing the pain - is it possible for them to be causing the pain and pancreatitis attacks? Or could there be something causing the cysts AND pain, such as a blockage or something? Chronic pancreatitis has been ruled out- doc says there are no signs of chronic and each attack was just acute. He hasn't consumed ANY alcohol since feb (after 2nd attack), but does smoke ciggarettes (though cutting down to close to nothing).
1264088 tn?1279484422 I have had ongoing intermittent upper right side, flank and back pain for 2 1/2 yrs. Started on Pancrease MT 16, which helped the digestive problem but not the pain, I have recently had 2 elevated lipase levels(369 and 507). Ultrasound, CAT scans, HIDA scan normal, gastroscopy + Colonoscopy normal(2 ulcers). Am having a Endoscopic Ultrasound in Sept. Does anyone have any experience with Chronic pancreatitis? I don't drink and hardly eat, can't stand the thought of fat.
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 i'm on cardura for spastic bladder, drink lemon water all day or lemonade , helps keep kidney stones down stop dairy and cheese and greasy foods , it makes calcium stones, ,, now i would dare think you have a sluggish gallbladder search this term , now referred pain is gallbladder shoulder pain , now you can have a stone blocking your duct soo. walmart has digestive enzymes look for ingred amelyase lipase protease this is the enzymes your lacking if you have gut trouble...
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.
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 f tn I have pancreatitis. Have had 8 weeks of extreme pain. Pain has now subsided. CT and Ultrasound keep showing mild pancreatitis. A cause cannot be found as i have no gallstones and i dont drink alcohol. I have seen a specialist, who sent me home with pain meds. I now have diarhea, for the past month. Sometimes it is oily. Stool sample shows nothing. Blood work shows slight rise in A + L levels. Nothing to be worried about. I have lost 14kgs in 2.5 months. Most of which was lost in the last month.
Avatar m tn Since you have stomach cramps and aches and pains, Crohn’s, IBS and food allergies need to be ruled out. Pain at the left shoulder blade is usually a referred pain from abdomen like stomach ulcers, acidity, pancreatitis, or from the chest like in heart attack, pericarditis, pleuritis, pneumonia, pulmonary embolus, and aortic dissection. Since you also have chest pain, heart causes and lung causes need to be ruled out too.
Avatar n tn Sudden presentation can also be a sign of heart problem which can cause lower chest and upper back pain referred to your stomach area or jaw or left arm. Please consult your doctor immediately. Take care! The medical advice given should not be considered a substitute for medical care provided by a doctor who can examine you. The advice may not be completely correct for you as the doctor cannot examine you and does not know your complete medical history.
Avatar f tn It can be due to abdominal distention, irritable bowel syndrome, pancreatitis, inguinal hernia,kidney stones,or just anxiety that caused pain in testicle as your husband was a bit nervous with his pain in abdomen. Request-Im not to threaten you with all of these scary medical terms but abdominal pain in all of these cases must be associated with other symptoms like nausea, vomiting,diarrhea,long lasting pain,blood in stools and lot more.
Avatar f tn Pain under the left shoulder blade is usually a referred pain from abdomen like stomach ulcers, acidity, pancreatitis, or ectopic pregnancy (unlikely) or from the chest like in heart attack, pericarditis, pleuritis, pneumonia, pulmonary embolus, and aortic dissection. Another possibility is ankylosing spondylitis. Back pain worse when sitting or lying down and feels better with movement is usually caused by ankylosing spondylitis. This is a genetic condition.
Avatar f tn I give you all this background because in August of this year, I developed pancreatitis. Pain I had NEVER known! I went around for almost 2 months going from doctor to doctor (including my own gastroenterologist) and all blamed it on acid reflux. I kept putting my foot down because I know what acid reflux feels like and this pain was not indicative of acid reflux. Finally, I was referred to a gastroenterologist who was famous in the Dallas area for performing successful ERCPs.
Avatar n tn There seems to be no treatment except morphine for pain and intravenous fluids. There seems to be no literature on childhood pancreatitis. Can you give me any information about the cause, prognosis and any preventative steps we could take.I submitted this question to the Gastroenterology Forum and it referred me to this section.
Avatar n tn These would produce a clinical picture of acute pancreatitis with severe epigastric pain , severe enough to cause the child to assume a sitting position , radiating to the back , persistent vomiting and fever . If the pancreatitis is due to a viral uncomplicated infection , the prognosis is good .
583644 tn?1221449146 I have been on pain meds for about a year now, and I am wondering if my kidneys are suffering from the harsh effects of the medication I am taking to mask the pain have. My pain is acute stabbing pain that is on my right side where my ribs meet my spine. Sometimes it will be on the left side, but never both sides at once. When my pain starts it progressively gets worse. Almost like the feeling of contractions. It hurts so bad that I can not get comfortable no matter the position I am in.
Avatar m tn Well, you can have pain under ribs and hip area being radiated to shoulder. Referred shoulder pain could be due to a problem with the stomach (like acidity, gastric reflux, hiatal hernia) or due to pancreatitis, or in the chest like angina or heart attack, pericarditis, pleuritis, pneumonia, pulmonary embolus, aortic dissection. Please consult your PCP for primary examination followed by proper referral. Take care!
Avatar n tn However, my wife continues to have mid epigastric pain, without the radiating pain to the back. I aksed the GI doc to take a closer look at her stomach during the stent removal, and he also diagnosed gastritis, for which he prescribed prevacid. The pain has continued despite taking the prevacid for almost a week now since the stent was removed. The pain does get better sometimes after eating.
Avatar f tn Pain in the back and left side of spine could be due to a referred pain from abdomen like stomach ulcers, acidity, pancreatitis, or ectopic pregnancy or from the chest like in heart attack, pericarditis, pleuritis, pneumonia, pulmonary embolus, and aortic dissection. Pain in the back and right side of spine could be due to gall stones, duodenal ulcer and liver infection. Hence an ultrasound, liver function test and an upper GI endoscopy is needed for diagnosis.
Avatar n tn I HAVE BEEN SENT HOME WITH PAIN MEDS 3 DIFFERENT KINDS WHEN MY STOMACH PAIN COME ON THERE IS NOT MUCH I CAN DO THE ONLY THING THAT SEEM TO CALM MY PAIN DOWN IS I.V. MEDS AT THE ER. I HAVE BEEN TOLD THAT I HAVE PANCREATITIS . MY PHYSICIANS(GASTRIC) HAS TRIED JUST ABOUT EVERYTHING POSSIBLE. I AM AT MY WITS END. THIS IS NOT HOW I INTENDED TO SPEND THE REST OF MY LIFE IN PAIN, NAUSEATED AND VOMITING. IS THERE ANYTHING OR SUGGESTIONS THAT YOU HAVE IN MIND.
Avatar n tn Pain under the left shoulder blade is usually a referred pain from abdomen like stomach ulcers, acidity, pancreatitis, or ectopic pregnancy or from the chest like in heart attack, pericarditis, pleuritis, pneumonia, pulmonary embolus, and aortic dissection. Since the pain is not much chances of chest related causes are less. It is in all probability acidity due to medications you took. Raise head end of bed. Take Omeprazole empty stomach in morning and an antacid gel at bedtime.
Avatar m tn Heavy meals or acidity that cause distension of the duodenum or any cause for distension of the small intestine can cause referred pain/burning to shoulder. Left shoulder pain can be referred pain from abdomen like stomach ulcers, acidity, pancreatitis, or from the chest like in heart attack, pericarditis, pleuritis, pneumonia, pulmonary embolus, and aortic dissection. Please consult your PCP for primary examination followed by proper referral. Take care!
Avatar f tn But he is reluctant to perform an ERCP due to apparent risks of pancreatitis??? My pain doesn't seem to be any better or worse from eating. I can be in agony even if I have been fasting. I don't get any heartburn/reflux. My stools tend to be loose and yellow in colour. I have had CT scans, MRI (MRCP, numerous blood tests, endoscopy and colonoscopy, and have all come back relatively normal - showing no cause for my pain.
793908 tn?1294708709 Julie had another Pancreatitis attack...she had diarreah & vomiting. I was prepared this time...I was scared but it was either me treating her or the ER Vet for 4 days again. I came to terms with my decision to treat her at home. I called my Vet & he said to give her the Flagyl that he gave me 2 wks. ago...just in case this attack happened again. I did & It worked after 1 day but I kept her on it all week.
Avatar n tn Hi! Pain can be referred to the left shoulder from abdomen as in stomach ulcers, acidity, pancreatitis, or ectopic pregnancy (in females) or from the chest as in heart attack, pericarditis, pleuritis, pneumonia, pulmonary embolus, and aortic dissection. Your doctor would have prescribed prilosec because he/she suspects acidity as the cause of pain.