I had a pancreatitis attack which lasted 5 days with all the symptoms: severe abdominal pain, nausea, sweating, fever, chills, swollen abdomen, weakness, etc... I rarely drink, but it started the next day to a night I had a few drinks. The pain and how I felt was so bad that I am afraid of having it again. (Needless to say I will never have another drink)... I have always heard that pancreatitis can be developed due to regular alcohol consumption. Can it be developed by someone who rarely drinks? Does that mean I have pancreatitis or it can be an isolated attack? Can anyone help me with these questions?