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902019 tn?1249865014 I was diagnosed 2 years ago with AIP, have a 25 year history of autoimmune disorders (eosinophilic vasculitis, mild Sjogren's). Usually have done well with prednisone for the various flare-ups but with AIP, still recurring symptoms and the elevated IgG4 periodically. Next step may be Imuran. Is there anyone out there who has had good results with Imuran for autoimmune pancreatitis?
Avatar n tn Despite that in the research I've seen it says only about 20% of patients who undergo the ERCP and sphincterotomy get pancreatitis, the super specialist in SF said in his experience he would say the number is more like 50%. He says if my mom got pancreatitis she would be in the more horrible pain imaginable and that she would "wish she had her old pain back." So hearing that doesn't exactly make he anxious to do it. The past few months have been a roller coaster.
Avatar n tn Ask him how many ERCP procedures he has done and what percentage of those resulted in pancreatitis. I've read statistics about ERCP-caused pancreatitis runs anywhere from 2% to 10% of patients. Since those numbers were so vastly different, I figure the numbers that really matter are the ones that result from my own doctor's practice.
Avatar n tn Within 3 weeks, I was back in the ER with pancreatitis. I was hospitalized 3 more times with pancreatitis until I could not take all the pain anymore. By this time, we had tried demoral, morphine, and dilaudid for controlling the pain. My liver enzyme tests were still off the charts, and I was on so much dilaudid that the nurses couldn't believe I was still functioning and not knocked out from it.
Avatar n tn If your enzyme levels were high and you had pancreatitis, you've GOT to look into the possibility of SOD. You're essentially describing a classic 'textbook' example of SOD. And that pancreatitis could be the result of the SOD. Please find a doc who knows about the condition and talk about having both an MRCP done to see if they can visualize anything. If not, you may want to consider an ERCP, but make sure it's done with manometry.
406419 tn?1244914764 My doctor wants me to have the ERCP but I am concerned about the procedure (5% get pancreatitis) plus it is more invasive. He has only done 140 or so of these and has had five percent of his patients get pancreatitis. I am asking for any suggestions of what to do now as I asked the doctor to postpone.until I get two second opinions (by radiologist and gastronenterologist).. He still believes I should have the procedure but knows I am seeking other opinions.
Avatar n tn So far, I have been dealing with multiple urinary tract infections, skin infection, ear infections, vaginitis and the most recently and most deadly pancreatitis. She was just released from the hospital today after three days of treatment of IV antibiotitcs and a multitude of other medications to try to resolve the pancreatitis. Fortunatetly she is responding to treatment and we are hoping we are going to be able to bring this under control with medication.
Avatar n tn lipase check will show if there are pancreatic problems, which unfortunately occur often enough after gallbladder surgery or removal. Statistics say that 70% of the people with pancreatitis developed it either from gallbladder problems or alcohol consumption. It may be that this surgery has caused you to develop this condition.
Avatar m tn 9 things that can undermine your vitamin D level According to 2011 National Center for Health Data statistics, almost one in three Americans has vitamin D blood levels below 20 nanograms per milliliter (ng/ml), the threshold that the Institute of Medicine (IOM) says is needed for good bone health. Some experts say even higher levels are needed. Figuring out all the factors that can affect a person’s vitamin D levels is complicated.
Avatar f tn Constant gall bladder attacks and at times pancreatitis. Horrible cramping and lots of other stuff. Doctor is advising transplant.. but when? How bad does it have to get? What to exepct next?
Avatar f tn His drinking almost killed him. Last year he was in the hospital due to Pancreatitis. He was in a coma like state for three months. He was doing great after he got out. In the past few months he has started to drink to excess again. All day, every day. He spent all his weekly money on alcohol, so we had no groceries. I said it's the alcohol or me. He told me to get the F*&%# out. I didn't want to, but I told him that I couldn't stay there and watch him kill himself.
1246883 tn?1285551573 hi, I too am on Lamictal, thx for that link..
Avatar f tn Side effects of azathioprine may include difficulty fighting infections and nausea. Rare side effects include liver damage, pancreas inflammation (pancreatitis) and cancer. Other immunosuppressants. If you don't respond to prednisone or azathioprine, your doctor may prescribe stronger immunosuppressants, such as mycophenolate (CellCept), cyclosporine (Neoral, Sandimmune, others) or tacrolimus (Prograf).
Avatar f tn I know you want to be out of pain, but the statistics are not great for those who have no stones/sludge and only the presence of a slightly lower ejection fraction. Many medical boards are 'loaded' with people having worse problems than they had when they had their GBs. So please take the time to fully talk about this with your docs - if your ultrasound doesn't show stones, etc. There are a percentage of people who do have to maintain a low-fat diet after having GB surgery.
Avatar n tn symptoms I describe related to common bile duct stones? What are the statistics for ERCP - what % findings are gallstones vs tumors for my age group? What is the likelyhood that I could have a tumor? ( I did drink, smoke for a few years and am overweight - 169 lbs 5-2'- other than GERD - healthy female) I guess I'm looking for some kind of reassurance before I undergo the ERCP. What would the symptoms be if I had a tumor?
Avatar m tn ERCP's are great tests WHEN they're indicated. Yes, they're invasive and YES they carry a high risk of pancreatitis. BUT if they're used because someone is having fairly 'distinct' symptoms that indicate that there really could be problems with the biliary system, they're really (at this time) the only way to get 'in there' and find out what's going wrong. The risk of pancreatitis can be diminished somewhat by the use of stenting, but that risk does not decrease to 0.
Avatar m tn and i was hospitalized for 2 months last year as i have gotten severe pancreatitis my bile duct got blocked got pus and all....that time i was Given very high dosed steroids and antibiotics for 2 months..and after that i am continuing my medicines till now.i again did my surgery this month for my gall bladder removal after previous surgery and hospitalisation and current surgery can delay my test results?as my immune system must be highly compromised right?
Avatar m tn It can be due to traumatic rupture of pancreatic duct from recent abdominal trauma such as a car steering wheel injury, or more likely from chronic alcoholic pancreatitis.2 It has been described in approximately 4% of patients with chronic pancreatitis and in 6% to 14% of those with pancreatic pseudocysts.3 Many patients with alco-holic pancreatitis may not even have abdominal pain and therefore it might be confused with ascites from cirrhosis.
Avatar m tn Additionally, it now appears I have chronic pancreatitis, and something weird going on with my thyroid fluctuating wildly from one end of the spectrum to the other. After three years on non-treatment and my health and functioning going steadily downhill, I'm feeling very strongly if I'm ever going to be able to function normally again, this virus needs to be eradicated from my body ASAP. Any thoughts? Does this sound like a doctor that can treat the "whole person" ?
Avatar n tn I would like to know what is the risk in doing liver flush? Are there any statistics? How many people die when doing it? How many people get worse? What can happen? GI., LittleJen, why is it dangerous to flush? Do you know anyone who have gotten worse after? Is it dangerous to drink Epsom salts? What can happen? Is it dangerous to drink oil? Can gallstones stuck? Can I get an attack? The last thing I want to do is to end up worse then what I am now.
Avatar f tn The protease inhibitors currently on the market haven't been around long enough so there is no data regarding long term side effects Statistics show with triple therapy the odds of beating the virus are higher than ever before and if you respond favorably you will have less exposure to interferon. If you want the virus gone, it's a good time to treat.
Avatar n tn Thyroiditis is, I think, a more common result of long-term infection with HCV than many realize. Along with diabetes, pancreatitis, gall-bladder disease, cryoglobulinemia (I've heard a whole bunch of experts theorize at least 1/3 with HCV will develop cryoglobulinemia, and I've seen, in others, how painful that can be... not to mention it will put some on the kidney transplant wait-list). Anyway, thanbey, why "women"??
Avatar n tn One other thing I need to get from the GI is records of my dx and tx for pancreatitis. I'm not sure that it's relevant, but I just think he might want that info. As for "dress-up" clothes, I gave most of them away when I retired from the banking business! I do have some nice jeans & sweaters, so I guess that will just have to do --- or maybe I'll go shopping!!! Thanks again.
Avatar n tn PLEASE look into these drugs. Justsayno has already given a site and I'd just add that you seem to have been on messy mix of medication, including SSRIs - some of your medi-mix give side effects that lead to diagnosis of mental illnesses etc and 'unexplained' physiological symptoms. EVEN IN HEALTHY VOLUNTEERS IN CLINICAL STUDIES. MANY DROPPED OUT BECAUSE THEY COULDNT TOLERATE THESE DRUGS AND WERE THEN DISCOUNTED BY THE PHARMA COMPANIES IN THEIR RESEARCH RESULTS.
Avatar n tn Could try this FDA List - its for Prozac, but Celexa (as are all SSRIs) is a clone of Prozac. SORRY about the messy format, as you can see there are two adverse effects to each line with the number of reports next to each of these.
287230 tn?1197864963 You know how it's 20% chance of malignancy? Well my second opinion surgeon said that the cure rate for those follicular nodules that are found to be malignant is 95%. So, let me go back to highschool maths here... but isn't that... 20% x 5%= 1% (0.2 x 0.05= 0.01) Giving a 1% chance that it's an incurable follicular malignant nodule? 1% seems like a good stat to me!
Avatar f tn He has no answer, just keeps shoving anti-acids down my throat. Pancreatitis has been mentioned which scares the c... out of me but still nothing definate diagnosed.
Avatar n tn At the end of treatment I had gallstone pancreatitis and had surgery for gallbladder removal and convinced my doctor to do a biopsy at that time. I had no liver damage! I probably would have died of something else before I died of liver problems. I get discouraged because I always seem to have some new physical problem since treatment. I have hypertension now. I am pre-diabetic. I have high cholesteral. Last week I was in the hospital for gastritis.
Avatar n tn is there a particular University in the United States (someone on this forum once praised the one in Indiana) that has the highest rate of success for the treatment of rare, unexplained GI issues, including the whole ERCP/Spinchterotomy/manometry thing? If you give me general statistic for my questions above, now about specific statistics for the best institution? Would it maybe be worth it for her to travel there?
Avatar n tn There's a lot of truth in what you say. I'd just add that some people who have been on SSRIs didn't have thyroid problems UNTIL they went on SSRIs. SSRI's affect so many areas of the body - not only the brain and nervous system.