I had chronic pancreatitis (22 episodes within 2 years) and in Jan was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. I had a Whipple in Jan but in Aug I had a total pancreatectomy as the tumor came back. I am on insulin and Creon. I continue to experience acute gas pains after eating and throughout the night. I am walking as much as possiblt post-surgery, but continue with soreness in the abdomen and the frequent gas. Would Prilosec or Gas-X help? How often? Thanks.
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replied October 21st, 2009
You could certainly try Prilosec and Gas-X, and see if they help your symptoms. Cutting back on your fat intake and increasing the dose of your Creon may also help. It may also be helpful to have a GI doctor scope your stomach to assess for bile gastritis.

I hope that you can get some relief from your symptoms soon

Sincerely/ Robert A. Wascher, MD, FACS



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