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Pregnancy and Hypotriglyceridemia. Pancreatitis Risks

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  • Posted By: pancreatitispatient
  • September 29, 2011
  • 08:37 PM

I hadpancreatitis caused by high triglycerides one year ago; I spent 3 and a 1/2weeks in the hospital and months getting my body back to normal. My physicianhas diagnosed me with high triglycerides that must be controlled by a fibratemedication. Diet, exercise and fish oil treatments did not satisfactorilycontrol my triglycerides, I am wondering if anyone has any advice on becomingpregnant with an increased risk of pancreatitis or has become pregnant afterhaving pancreatitis caused by high triglycerides. My local physicians don'thave much info for me and originally told me pregnancy should not be consideredat all. I am 27 years old and only have one child. I would have liked to starttrying to get pregnant months ago but have followed the doctor’s advice to waituntil I have been out of the hospital for one year before consideringpregnancy. I currently take TRICOR 145mg/day and have been told that thismedication is not recommended during pregnancy. I am looking for some othertreatments that might work and be safe during pregnancy, and any pregnancystories from women who have had pancreatitis prior to or during theirpregnancies. Any information would be greatly appreciated.:confused:

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