My pain is sooo INTENSE @ times that I can't even take in a full breath! I have lost 70 lbs. Since the last week in June! Not being able to eat anything but yogurt & sugar free popsicles! I just found out that a lot of "friends" & some family has said I look like I have been living in a concentration camp : ( I have NO ENERGY & have 2 small children 6 1/2 & 4 and a husband of 5 years who is getting burnt out!! I go back to the GI Dr. & bariatric surgeon tomorrow 11/7/11! Does anyone have any suggestions of med's or other treatment I should mention to them? Please someone help me... I am on the verge of just wanting to dissapear so that everyone doesn't have to deal w/me anymore!! PLEASE HELP ME - I am sooo desperate & helpless???
Thank you in advance to all who may have any help or suggestions... mnmomma2011
mnmomma2011, are you on anything for pain yet? im sure with what your going thru your dr should have you on something, and a strong pain med at that. i take Percocet 20 mg for sever tmj from an old break in my jaw and it helps, mabe you can ask for that, but can you give a little more info on your condition, any pain meds taken, if your in pain management etc, hope to hear from you soon, and hang in there
14 Dec 2011
My name is Amanda & I was diagnosed with chronic pancreatitis 9 years ago. I have been on just about every pain med on the market. When I got pregnant with my daughter, my dr changed my meds from oxycodine to methadone. The methadone is working great for me. Its also importan to take some pancriatic enzymes, they really help too. Hit me back if you wanna talk more. I get the whole tired thing. I have 2 kids as well, both have ADHD!!! Its not easy, but hang in there!
11 Jul 2012
Hi mnmomma2011, Sure hope you are feeling better! Its tough I know I had a pancreatic necrosectomy, due to pancreatitis, and pancreatic necrosis and spent 6 months in the hospital. Your doctors would be best suited to prescribe the most effective pain medicine for you. I currently take dilaudid, and hydrocodone which work well for me. You also might want to ask for some zofran or something for nausea. It is really important for you to keep your nutrition up, even if you have to drink protein shakes, or ensure. Also, my doctors prescribed magnesium for me, it is supposed to be good for inflamation of the pancrease.
Remember, God believes in us therefore our situation is never hopeless.
13 Aug 2013
Hey mnmomma, I have been through a lot of drugs for this chronic pancreatitis, including Morphine. The only thing that helped was Demerol, but now I can't take it because it makes me really sick when I take it by mouth. I do ok if I get it in an IV, so I am without any pain meds at this time. I've also lost weight, so I know how you feel.
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