I had just stumbled across this web site today, and I'm sure my problem will sound all too familiar. But if anyone can give any advice or any help, it will be MUCH appreciated! Here goes, I had acute panceatitus in mid-April, my Lipase levels went up to 1100 and I was in the ER for treatment. Soon after that, the levels dropped and the doc's said that it had "resolved itself". Well, about the end of April, I started having horrible abdominal pain, bilaterally across my lower abdomen and once again, pain from my pancreas. The pain increased, and moved to run up the sides of my chest. Also, there is constant diarrhea, with occasional bloody stool. I've been living on Lomotil for a long time now and it sucks. I have a low-grade fever at times, feel cold and clammy, have muscle aches, almost like I've got the flu. It's been a life-stopper, I haven't been able to work for some time now, I've been so sick. And believe me, I REALLY want to! The GI doc's have run so many tests- EGD,EUS,CAT scans,upper & lower whatever's, you name it, it's been done. The only answer that I get is that they can see the "spot" (how's that for cutting edge medical terminology) where the pancreatitus was. Seems to me that if it resolved itself, it should be gone. They don't know what to do for me now. Is anyone going through the same/similar thing? What helps? Is there any help? Direct contact is OK; firstname.lastname@example.org
I'm going nuts trying to figure this out, since the doc's have basiclly told me that they don't know!