... five months, I take creon 12000 2 pill every time I eat its seems to be helping in the way that I can digest my food now but I'm still in pain every day my pancreas enzymes look a bit better now at least that what the doctor says they're still elevated just not as bad and my doctor dose not want to give me anything for pain he tells me I'm too young for that stuff I think he thinks I'm just looking for dope I was never a heavy drinker befor and he still ask me every time I come if I've been drinking and every time I till him the last time I had one was a week befor I got sick I know he needs to know but if I drink I'll tell him, how should I go about getting something to help without him think I'm looking for drugs? also I was 195 lbs and 10% body fat befor I got sick I lost 30 lbs in 6 days when I was in the hospital, I started to put some lbs back on after I got out ( the first time (march 2011) ) I went back in the hospital in september 4 days and in december 3 days and alomst again in march thats when I got the creon, I have to keep a strict diet no fat, sugar or preservatives and all organic very low in protein but every time I see my reflexion it makes me want to give up. all I can think about is getting a bacon cheeseburger and a milkshake is there anyway anyone knows of that will help me put on some lbs
I have pancreatic problems also and mine were related to the drugs for pain that I was taking. I was on the fentanyl patch along with morphine and these medications messed up my digestive tract along with activating my pancreatic problems so I stopped these drugs cold turkey and doing better now that I know the cause. I take Zenpep which was recommended by two GI doctors and they both told me to get off the drugs. Since I have quit, I have put on weight again and do not have digestive problems anymore or pancreatic problems. Don't know if this will help but food for thought.
I eat 100% whole wheat bagels throughout the day (250 calories each). I also drink "Ensure High Protein" which is low in fat and sugar and has 25 grams of protein and 210 calories per bottle. I will pray for you, Brian.
I am 61. I have had Chronic Pancreatitis for over 2 years. If you drink anything, stop. If you smoke, stop. Alcohol and smoking are like pouring gasoline on a smoldering fire - your pancreas will eventually flare back up, usually worse than before. I also take 24,000U Creon with every meal and follow your regimental non-fat diet. I find DARK CHOCOLATE and FROZEN YOGART helps me keep weight on and lessens stomach pain. Good Luck.
Cheers - Tony
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