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Hi, i am an 18 year old male. I have diabetes and my triglycerides are not as ideal as they should be. My doctor said this is likely the cause of the flare ups. I have an attack of pancreatitis a couple times a year and it is excruciating. It hurts all thru my abdomen and back and up into my chest. That being said i help in taking care of my grandfather and i do not drive at the moment. I dont have anypne available to take me to the doctor/ hospital. I am in extreme pain. How can i make myself more comfortable? I feel like im dying.
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replied January 1st, 2012
Hello, how are you feeling? From what I know of pancreatitis, when you get the attacks, you need to go on a clear liquid diet, drink plenty of water and rest your pancreas. A question--do you have severe headaches and heart palpitations? My son, who is older than you has been diagnosed with pancreatitis but his symptoms are different.
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replied February 28th, 2012
Hi my husband has been suffering with pancreatitis since may 2011, doctors are insitent that it caused from alcohol abuse however he is a tea total , he does however take quite a lot of other medication for other problems these being. diazepam,co-codamol,ranatadine and lately mirtazapine, can these be in anyway related? as we are now seriously concerened as we feel the doctors are not treating him properly as they believe he is drinking alochol?
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replied February 28th, 2012
Hi my husband has been suffering with pancreatitis since may 2011, doctors are insitent that it caused from alcohol abuse however he is a tea total , he does however take quite a lot of other medication for other problems these being. diazepam,co-codamol,ranatadine and lately mirtazapine, can these be in anyway related? as we are now seriously concerened as we feel the doctors are not treating him properly as they believe he is drinking alochol?
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replied April 19th, 2012
for any type of pancreatitis attack, you need to go to the emergency room for pain management. I've had it for 14 years, and have had a whipple done. you also need to stop drinking anything, and DO NOT EAT!!!!! it will only aggravate your swollen pancreas and the pain will be unbelievable.
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replied April 16th, 2014
I have chronic pancreatitis too, and know that pain you speak of. My attacks are constant, chronic, with acute flare ups. It's not any kind of life to feel this way and then try to care for another without proper care for you. I would suggest finding help in pain management. My regime of pm consists of fentanyl 25mcg every 48/hr with oxycode 15 mg for break through 4 per day. This by itself still leaves me with pain, but more recently the addition of nuerontin has helped me sleep at night, and seems to make pain meds more effective. I cant say what will work for you, but no one with cp should have to be left to suffer. I pray you find a compassionate caregiver, or doctor who will treat your pain. When you start vomiting, especially bile, and feel terribly bad, cant eat, dehydrated, or similar seek ER help for pancreas rest, fluids, and perhaps they will help lead you in the right direction to specialist after care. Sometimes, unfortunately it is very hard to get adequate pain control due to new dea laws and even just with the stigma that can follow a diagnosis of cp. Dont give up, keep looking till you find some help. Best of luck to you!
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