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Diagnosed with pancreatitis

Jun 18, 2016 5:53 PM

Wow, just was diagnosed with this. Wondering if it has anything to do with my psoriatic arthritis or with the remicaide infusion I got. Making a major change in my diet, I know that.

Jun 19, 2016 10:07 AM

Vizallygirl, I am sorry to hear that you've been diagnosed with this issue. From what I have read and heard, it's very painful. I wish I could offer you some insight but I am sure that someone in the community can. Hang in there. Sending positive vibes, gentle {{{Hugs}}} and prayers your way.💕🙏🏻🌻

Jun 19, 2016 3:10 PM

Vizallygirl, do you still have your gallbladder? If so they will probably be removing it to help with it, and yes a major diet change is in order. I was diagnosed with that back in 2005 and they removed my gallbladder and I had to seriously change my diet. To 1%milk gross by the way, I get really sick n tired of baked chicken most of the time. No chocolate and 5 grams of fat or less per meal.

Jun 20, 2016 9:55 AM

I'm still so sick and in pain. They don't want me on pain relievers so I feel it and know when to go back to the ER. It's awful I just don't know what to do. God my normal chronic pain and now this too. Why is this happening to me? Like what did I do wrong in life for this to continue to get worse?

Jun 20, 2016 9:56 AM

I just wish I'd die already

Jun 20, 2016 4:36 PM

I'm so sorry to hear this. Pancreatitis is very painful but changing the diet makes it more tolerable. My brother in law had it. Once they got it under control he did very well. I don't remember if they took his gallbladder or not. You're in my thoughts and prayers the pain will lessen very soon! Hugs!!! 🙂💕🙏🌼

Jun 20, 2016 6:49 PM

Moparmom, are you able to drink coffee? And I was told to quit smoking... Alcohol is no problem for me but smoking is a hard one. Also going gluten free is really out of my price range. I checked out the pricing and $6-$9 for a loaf of bread?? Wow

Jun 21, 2016 9:00 PM

Coffee doesn't agree with my stomach very well since the diagnosis in 05. I have come completely off Caffeine and I do struggle with the diet, but I know that It's best for my health. I can't drink that nasty 1% or skim milk lol, but it's hey I guess you have to have the taste for it. I mainly drink water or Gatorade, and I do have the occasional class of coke to try and help rid my migraines.

Have they talked about removing your gallbladder? They had to take mine because my levels were way past 7000 ( pancreatic enzymes I guess)

Jun 22, 2016 5:59 AM

No they haven't went for a follow up and my dr said I had acid reflux?? Really?? He never took the time to talk to me! I'm very upset! I need to schedule another appointment with the dr I saw in the hospital. Silly Drs, I don't get it

Jun 22, 2016 10:48 AM

Vizallygirl, was this doc a Pcp or gastroenterologist? I've had GERD for decades, twenty years before I lost my gallbladder in 2003 (was full of stones and turning gangrenous). I've been followed by a GI doc since my dad had cancer of digestive system. This year my gastritis was worse and I have Barrett's esophagus now. I just had hiatal hernia repair with fundoplication to try and help reduce the GERD/gastritis/Barrett's esophagus symptoms & damage. I can tell you that I've not been able to eat any spicy foods for over 10 years because of the GERD. Right now I'm on a special diet, but I'm looking forward to trying Mexican food again.

My purpose for telling you my history is to say that you definitely should get another opinion. You might want a GI specialist, or second opinion if that was one. GERD & gastritis can cause problems of their own. But Pancreatitis is not something to wait on, like your last doc brushed it off. From my understanding pancreatitis needs prompt treatment. My PCP thought I had a pancreatic attack last year. The GI doc, after running tests & x-rays, found it was an issue with the bend angle of my intestines due to scar tissue. Hugs & prayers you find a good doc who will help you! 🙂💕🙏🌼

Jun 22, 2016 2:22 PM

He was just a regular dr., I go back to the actual dr who saw me in the hospital next week. I just couldn't see him this week but now I wish I would've waited to see him. Now my work isn't to happy cause I still don't feel well and my dr wrote me a release for work. There's no way I can do my job and feel this way. I guess I'll just let them fire me. I've been teetering the notion to quit, I guess this is the time huh?

Jun 22, 2016 3:03 PM

Does your company offer FMLA? It's medical leave offered by larger companies (those with benefits) for full time employees. If it's available then take advantage of it. By law they have to keep your position available for 12 weeks.

Until you see the doc just take it easy and rest. Be careful eating so it doesn't aggravate symptoms. I wish I knew food suggestions, besides broth, Jello, & Popsicles. 😉 Lol that's been primarily my diet (soft foods post-op) for 5 weeks. I hope this doctor can get things figured out and reduce your pain & symptoms. Hugs & prayers! 🙂💕🙏🌼

Jun 22, 2016 3:22 PM

I don't qualify for FMLA until next month. It is what it is, but at least I know my hearing is around the corner. Maybe all this is happening for a reason, I believe in fate

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