Pancreatitis Support Group

Chronic pancreatitis can present as episodes of acute inflammation in a previously injured pancreas, or as chronic damage with persistent pain or malabsorption. Patients with chronic pancreatitis can present with persistent abdominal pain or steatorrhea, as well as severe nausea. Some patients with chronic pancreatitis often look very sick, while others don't appear to be unhealthy at all.

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  • Lou-lou

    Chronic panc, pain meds

    Hi all, I have been suffering for 5 years and just had diagnosis of chronic pancreatitis, I have been put on paracetamol, ibuprofen, lansaprisol,gabapentin and oromorph, and Creon.I am hoping to get back to work in a few weeks but the gabapentin has just been increased and I am struggling with side effects, I feel so spaced out and it it is not settling. My question to everyone is what long term...
  • Sammie79

    Horrible Pain

    I've dealt with this issue for almost 2 year come this January 2018. I've been put through the ringer with tests. I was fired from my job after 9 years after having to take some time off work to go to the Mayo Clinic in February 2017. I'm interested in finding out what symptoms y'all have because after making another trip to a Specialist in Phoenix Arizona and him mentioning pancreatitis it...
  • beastinside

    Just joined...

    I am having painful pancreas day. Just want to scream out! 
  • cdmd2017

    24 yrs Recently diagnosed with acute pancreatitis

    I am a 24 year old, health concious - 125 lbs, fit- recently diagnosed with pancreatitis. 3 weeks ago... I started out having a UTI that I didn't get medicine for until a week after, this led to me also getting a kidney infection. I was admitted into the ER with a fever of 103.4 and intense pain in my back and the feeling that I was going to pass out. After being treated for 2 days for the UTI...
  • smoran200


    my cp gets worst at night, and I've started to figure out what foods are hurting it. Does anyone else's pancreas make groaning noises? Mine almost seems to feel worst when I haven't eaten and groan a lot more. Also does anyone else wake up extremely thirsty during the night? It's like my body is burning through water while I'm sleeping. Then I get relief during the day, and towards evening time...
  • drf0001

    Pancreatitis and Migraines

    I was curious the other night and just typed in Migraines and was surprised at those of you with CP get Migraines as well.I thought i was alone in the Migraine part of this mess.Was glad to know there is some sort of connection,between the two,I would love to hear from those of you who get them and have CP and what your thoughts, as far as the connection between the two are.
  • Oumesh

    Chronic pancreatitis

    Hi all. I have been recently diagnosed with CP in May this year. Since then I have had 2 episodes of acute attacks and the first one resulted in me going for ERCP. My physician made an incision on the bile duct to widen it and this gave me relief for a few weeks. On Saturday I had another attack and landed in ER. I noticed that pain meds aren't working well but the anti inflammatory injection...
  • Pmull

    Tooth loss

    I have had cronic pancreatitis since 2003, 3 major surgeries, 4or5 minor ones and now I have 2 new pseudocysts to deal with. My problem and question is this... I am loosing my teeth (all of them) and I wanted to know if anyone else is suffering from this. 
  • Tamera


    Hi all, I was diagnosed with pancreatitis back in 2005. I struggled with it for a couple years and then my symptoms kinda disappeared until recently. I have no pain but my amylase levels are high. I'm really tired all the time and I bloat crazy big after I eat. Does anyone else bloat like this after you eat? Are there certain foods, other than greasy, that you stay away from? Is there any...
  • Rylee

    Will the pain go away

    i was admitted to the hospital on July 7. Severe pain and vomiting.  Diagnosed with acute pancreatitis. I was released 11 days later. Still in severe pain my primary care physician ordered a Ct scan and discovered a very large pseudo cyst. I had a drain installed and still have it. It stopped draining but they won't remove because of hole between pancreas and duodenum. They use this to inject...
  • OriginalKiwibird

    Foods that Irritate Pancreatitis.

    Firstly I just want to say that most of you probably already know this, but as no doctor has ever given me any helpful advice regarding pancreatitis and I had to work it out for myself, I just thought I'd pass this on. Foods that I have found that really irritate my pancreas are as follows:OnionsTomatoesSpices, especially hot spices like pepper, curries etc.Vitamin C supplementsChilli peppersAlso...
  • Illinoisme

    Worried amount ct scan - please help

    i've been having abodominal pain on the right side off and on for a couple of years now. I have changed primary doctors and my new doctor sent me for a ct scan. It cam back there is a hypoechoic solid mass in thehead of the pancreas measuring 9/7/9mm the pancreatic duct is not dilated. What does this mean? The doctors office called me this morning telling me they have an appoointment set up with...
  • nikkihoots

    First attack - extremely high lapase level

    Hi thereCurrently laying in Emerg trying to fall asleep however not much luck. I'm hoping some people can share some info on what to expect next. My background..... Since October 2015 I have been having a few stomach attacks. Real intense pain that dissipates after 3 or 4 hours. In late 2015 I had 3 or for episodes. In 2016 I had a few more. I finally saw my doctor and she thought...
  • deleted_user

    Over weight with chronic pancreatitis

    Am I the only lonely over weight person with chronic pancreatitis?I dont fit the typical norm with anything in life it seems.I am very very insulin resistant which is one of the main reasons why Im fat. People who are insulin resistant easily gain weight with carbohydrates. Carbohydrates makes one be even more insulin resistant. It is a catch 22.Well due to the CP causing nausea and the...
  • AntiPancreatitis

    Acute Pancreatitis, Creon and Protonix

    Last week I was admitted to the hospital for Acute Pancreatitis, resulting from binge drinking. I do not drink that much but I guess one evening is enough to cause some serious damage.Anyways, I am recovering and the pain is gone. What sucks is that I have to take this piggy enzyme called Creon everytime I eat. I have been prescribed to take 2 tablets of the enzyme with breakfast, lunch and...