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I Have Chronic Pancreatitis

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    have been dealing with this issue for about 16 years and I'm 38 years old.I was just diagnosed with pancreatitis idk if its acute or chronic.I go see my regular doctor in 6 days.Is...
    kristiegraham kristiegraham 36-40, F 3 Responses Mar 1

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    Going On Strike? - Am i the ONLY person dealing with chronic pancreatitis? It seems as though in Delaware IM THE only person that shows up to the emergency room complaining about...
    JRHAYSA JRHAYSA 26-30, F 6 Responses May 1, 2013

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    Ignorance Is Bliss - I have come on here as i am finding it really hard to deal with this condition both physically and emotionally, i have decided i really need some sort of...
    deebliss deebliss 22-25, F 4 Responses Feb 6, 2012

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    In Need Of Help - Hello my name is Daina and I am writing this for my cousin who is in the hospital with acute pancreatitis. he is a beloved father, uncle and husband. He works...
    missyskee missyskee 26-30 3 Responses Nov 15, 2012

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    Need Help Coping With This Diagnosis - I am a 28 y/o woman and I was recently diagnosed with chronic pancreatitis in early September. I had my first attack in April of 2013. I woke...
    kathrynm23 kathrynm23 26-30, F 4 Responses Oct 21, 2013

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    My Pancreatits - i am 17 years old and i was diagnosed with chronic pancreatitis at the age of 8. At first no one believed how bad the pain was, and my mother refused to take me to...
    emilyjjj emilyjjj 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 4, 2013

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    19 Years - August 29, 1989. I will never forget that day. It was the first day I heard the word "Pancreatitis". I was 21 years old. I had a 2 1/2 month old son and I was...
    An48103 An48103 36-40 9 Responses Aug 5, 2008

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    Calcification - Last Tuesday was my first major pancreatic attack in almost six months, it was the longest I spent out of hospital in the almost 3 years I've had this. After a CT...
    dsaintd dsaintd 26-30, M 2 Responses Apr 24, 2013

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    Hello everyone. I would like to know if anyone has had positive results from any type of medication, vitamins, exercise, and diet. I would also like to know if any else is as fed...
    8point06 8point06 36-40 Jan 9

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    Terry - It took 1 month to write this,I started out with acute pancreatitis ten years ago,and its not cute anymore. My thoughts are that God is in control, I'm 55 and I'm looking...
    jtmaqrchand1 jtmaqrchand1 51-55 3 Responses Sep 11, 2010

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    I Hate My Pancreas - I have acne, have had it since I was 20. In 2002 I went to a dermatologist to see what I could do about it. His first thought was to put me on Accutane...
    Ihatemypancreas Ihatemypancreas 31-35, F 6 Responses Feb 21, 2012

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    I Hate Not Knowing! - Hi. I have chronic pancreatitis and after 6 stents in my ventral bile duct they tell me if the duct doesn't heal with this last stent I will have the head of...
    mybodh8sme mybodh8sme 46-50, F 1 Response Nov 3, 2013

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    hi there i am kelley i am 30 and have 4 boys 13,10,4,and 5 months! i have been diagnosed since oct this year but been suffering for years as my amlyse results were always and...
    kelley1806 kelley1806 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 29, 2013

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    I am 26 years old and I have chronic pancreatitis with a surgery coming up. My story started 2.5 years ago when I had a snowboarding accident. When I fell I hit my abdomen pretty...
    christine921 christine921 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 27

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    The Truth - The truth is people I'm sorry to say that Doctors don't really care about you and couldn’t care less how sick you get. Most of them have no passion for their job, you...
    theRite2Die theRite2Die 26-30 2 Responses Apr 24, 2013

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    I Have Chronic Pancreatitis - When I was 10 years old I started getting very sick and the doctors thought I had Crones. When they finally discovered I had Chronic Pancreatitis, I...
    marisap1990 marisap1990 22-25 2 Responses Oct 21, 2013

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    Which Came First The Diabetes Or The Pancreatitis - For the past 10 yrs or so i've had type 1 diabetes and chronic pancreatitis.  Six of those years i've endured dr. after dr...
    annabelle7 annabelle7 41-45, F 1 Response Mar 27, 2012

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    Diagnosed And Have A Question Or Two - Hi all, I was diagnosed a little over a year ago. I got CP from heavy drinking for around 5 years. The good news is that I finally wised up...
    ktod72 ktod72 36-40, F 1 Response Mar 17, 2012

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    Chronic Pancreatits In Age 32 - I m 32/m ,diagnosed pancreatits after twice hospitalised due to severe pain in abdomin . I drunk occasionaly and smoke twice daily. Now doc...
    navinkhatri navinkhatri 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 7, 2013

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    Hi. I'm 15 and I have chronic pancreatitis. When I was first diagnosed I was only 7. It started like a stomach virus but no one understood how much it hurt. I lived in a small town...
    rayon1103 rayon1103 16-17, F Feb 4

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    Hell And Back - So my story begins with being diagnosed with acute pancreatitis in June of 2013. After five or six days of terrible pain and nausea I began to feel slightly better...
    Ivira1 Ivira1 26-30, M 2 Responses Nov 15, 2013

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    Need Some Advice - So I recently told a little of my story of being diagnosed with Chronic Pancreatitis. I will summarize it a bit. I was 16 and started getting very severe pain...
    peds1987 peds1987 26-30 2 Responses Aug 9, 2013

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    How Do People Function With Chronic Pancreatitis? - My name is Shelly, my first attack with CP was in 2002, I was hospitalized for 7 days.  Since then I was having attacks...
    themomof3 themomof3 31-35, F 12 Responses Feb 19, 2010

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    So Tired Of Doctors And ER Staff Dismissing My -   I just found this site and am so grateful for it. I will try to be brief, as I know we all have some similar issues. I...
    notgonnastopyet notgonnastopyet 41-45, F Oct 18, 2013

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    Due to Alcoholism... - Due to alcoholism, I have developed cronic pancreatits.  I will update my story ASAP as I have to head out to work.  Please sing up.
    Sneakyteaky Sneakyteaky 36-40, F 8 Responses Sep 13, 2007

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    I was diagnosed with acute pancreatitis 7 years ago. After several hospitalizations, loss of my spleen, a cyst that had to be drained and attached to my small intestine and having...
    grammychandra grammychandra 36-40, F 1 Response Mar 17

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    Screwed By Gi Doctors - I have seen GI doctors for 20 years and diagnosed with IBS and diverticular disease. Many polyps removed. The university I suffered from abdominal pain...
    stillhurtin stillhurtin 66-70 7 Responses May 22, 2011

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    oh my were to start , my life has changed mental and fiscally, this Chronic Pancreatitis, , will be the death of me and i know this it has been a year and one month of pure hell...
    cindyforlife cindyforlife 46-50, F Dec 29, 2013

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    New But Not New To Pancreatitis - Hi everyone! My name is Anthony. I have had pancreatitis and other health issues since 2006. So just wanted to say hello!
    doubleaaaron doubleaaaron 31-35, M 2 Responses Feb 1, 2012

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    Not Really But Kinda - i don't have chronic pancreatitis, but i do get acute because of an autonomic dysfunction. I spent the month of february in the hospital this year, a total...
    farmlifeforme farmlifeforme 21-25, F 1 Response Nov 6, 2007

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    Looking For A Chronic Pancreatitis Support Group In The East Coast?! Delaware?! - Hello guys!!! I have given up on dealing wt random ER doctors and would like to find other...
    JRHAYSA JRHAYSA 26-30, F 3 Responses May 28, 2013

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    Diagnosed At 12 - I was a seemingly normal 12 year old girl, on cheerleading and trying to make it at private school and what not, when one Friday night in September I was taken to...
    catrodriguez14 catrodriguez14 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 9, 2013

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    Tired Of Fighting - I am 37 , and 9 years ago I started having doubling over  attacks of pain in my abdomin along with uncontrolable diarrehea it was so bad that i...
    stevespunyou stevespunyou 36-40 3 Responses Sep 1, 2010

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    I Have Chronic Pancreatitis - I live in Spain and have had pancreatitis for about 5years. I now have cp and have just undergone an operation in March too remove some cysts. They...
    vickster1 vickster1 46-50, F 2 Responses Oct 21, 2013

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    Can't Get An Official Diagnosis - Not sure that anyone will find anything in my story helpful, but nonetheless I want to get it off my chest. Growing up I had the most amazing...
    Praying4aCure Praying4aCure 26-30 4 Responses Jan 2, 2013

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    Hi everyone. I lost my dad to Pancreatitis on September 24th 2013, after he fought this illness for 2 and a half years, he was only 53 years old. I have created an awareness page...
    DonnaLouise1988 DonnaLouise1988 22-25, F Dec 5, 2013

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    I am lucky to be alive. At age 18, I had the Whipple procedure. Over twenty years later, I am suffering from the side effects of a surgery designed to save my life. I have...
    BennettKP BennettKP 36-40, F 1 Response Dec 18, 2013

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    Sitting here reading these stories brings me to tears. I am 33 years old and truly feel like my body hates me. I am always in pain and in tears anymore. I didn't quite know what...
    queenknight queenknight 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 8

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    Chronic Pancreatitis - Hi, I am a 25 year old male who was diagnosed with Chronic Pancreatitis. I ran into the abdominal pain after having my appendix burst when I was 17. This...
    peds1987 peds1987 26-30 3 Responses Apr 15, 2013

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    I Learned To Enjoy My Life With Pancreatisis - I am 27 years old. I have been detected with chronic Pancreatitis two years ago. A small pain was there in my abdomen, After some...
    kavita1 kavita1 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 2, 2013

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    What A Choice - Hello, I have had CP for a couple yrs. My dr has had me on lortab for the last year but now that doesn't help much anymore & they tell me that the only thing they...
    robzzzz robzzzz 56-60, M 3 Responses Oct 18, 2013

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    Living Life to the Fullest With It, Not In Spite of It. - I generally do not mention my personal ailments in the open forum, but I have been asked about this by several persons...
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm 41-45, F 24 Responses Mar 10, 2009

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    Calcified Chronic Pancreatitis - I am a 61 yr. old who was diagnosed with first pancreatitis then chronic pancreatitis now calcified pancreas cant take pancreas enzymes on...
    nippyladybug1928 nippyladybug1928 61-65, F 2 Responses Apr 29, 2013

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    8 Years and Tired of It - I have been suffering from chronic pancreatitis now for about 8 years. It has cost be 2 jobs and almost cost me my marriage of almost 20 years. I now find...
    tiredofpain tiredofpain 41-45 27 Responses Jun 22, 2008

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    Do Not Give In To This Disease! - I've had a diseased pancreas for six years now. Prior to my diagnosis, I drank vodka everyday for 3 years and had gall bladder issues at the same...
    Sflo5046 Sflo5046 46-50 2 Responses Mar 1, 2012

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    Back At The Er Once Again - Hi everyone. I have never been sick a day in my life. Just the usual colds. On February 1st of this year I fell and got a concussion. That resulted...
    Dani521 Dani521 31-35, F 5 Responses Dec 8, 2012

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    Normal Life Now - NOTE --- THIS IS NOT MEDICAL ADVICE PLEASE CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR!!! I am so thankful to the people who helped me along in this story. I had a year of troubled...
    jollx9 jollx9 31-35, M Nov 22, 2013

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    Chronic Pancreasisits Began At 30 Due To Alcohol. - I was diagnosed with Pancreatitis at age 25 while I was in the hospital for detoxing of alcohol, but it had never affected me...
    janelomb janelomb 31-35, F 2 Responses Oct 27, 2011

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    i had my first attack 4 mos ago and dr. said if i would only stop drinking alcohol he would not see me again. Plus i could eat anything i wanted to eat. Back pain is constant and i...
    dakota0202 dakota0202 51-55, M 2 Responses Feb 20

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    14 Years - I've had Chronic Pancreastitis for 14 years and I am 18 years old. They have no idea about why I have this disease and I am sick of suffering. Other things have happened...
    alwaysandforever89 alwaysandforever89 16-18 9 Responses Jan 10, 2008

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    It'S Hard..But,Believe Positive With No Questions..That'S The Only Treatment For Us.. - Hi all.. I am 21 now.I had this pain 1st time when I was 8 years old.I had only countable...
    Kani02 Kani02 18-21, F 4 Responses Apr 26, 2013

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