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Had Diagnosis For A While/ Now? Pancreatitis

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Hi I am new to this group. I was diagnosed with Celiac Disease back in 1999 by a

internist. Since then, I really was not aware of the same symptoms of my Pancreatitis.

I have seen 4 specialist in the Gastro field. I was recently diagnosed with Chronic Pancreatitis.

I am in pain all of the time. I thought I had fibromyalgia. Probably do but the symptoms

of my Celiac Disease is so close to the pancreatitis. I have a fatty pancreas, they want to

place a feeding tube. I am only on a diet consisting of : Boost, and Soy drink with instant

breakfasts. I do try to eat. But, when I do? It causes so much pain. Now? This Doctor

seems to think I need to go to someone else? I have already gone to many doctors, some

told me I was mental. Others' gave me tests. I have had the Niesen Surgery for gerd.

I also do not have a gall bladder. I get complicated migranes with all of this. I am seeing

my Doctor on July 2nd. Since I was hospitalized on this past Sunday stayed until Monday

evening. (not my hospital) Gave a cat scan. Told me I had an obstruction in my lower

intestine. I do not know what to do... I am so tired of being in so much pain.

Does anyone have an opinion of what to tell my Doctor? I do not think He knows I have

Celiac Disease. Well, thanks you. I am really glad I found a support group.

Nice to meet you, Lahayle

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You do need to make sure that all your doctors know you have celiac. You can have the records from the diagnosing doctor sent to all that you are seeing now.

Are you strict in following the diet? Have you eliminatied gluten from all your meds and supplements? Your pharmacist should be calling for a prescription meds and you can call the companies that make any others.

Have you ever tried eliminating other of the other common things that many of us react to like soy and casien from your diet?

I have had pancreatitis and know how much pain you are in. Mine was brought on by an adverse reaction to a prescription drug. It was brought under control by eating very easy to digest foods and the use of pancreatic enzymes short term. Talk to your doctor about whether those might be something to try.

I do hope you are able to get some relief soon.

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I've had acute pancreatitus twice ( 15 years apart) and now doc has dx me with chronic pancreatitus. I don't get it, though, because I eat whatever I want (gluten-free) and never have problems. No D, no pain, no symptoms.

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Sorry about that! Any way, dx based on the presence of psuedocysts and a dilated duct. Everyone that I've talked to with this problem is in a lot of pain.

so, do I have it or not? Another reason to not trust docs! I'm so sorry for your pain and hope you find some relief.

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When I was first diagnosed, it wasn't with celiac disease. They told me I had pancreatitis. My amylase and lipase levels were very elevated. They sent me home and told me to eat a low fat low protein high carb diet.

2 weeks later I went in for an endoscopy and got the diagnosis of celiac disease. To make a long story short.....my first dr was an idiot, but the second dr that I saw told me that amylase and lipase levels can be elevated with celiac disease. It took awhile for my numbers to come back to the normal range, but they did eventually.

I had pain, but not the kind of pain that I've heard is associated with pancreatitis. Its supposed to be horrible.

I wish you luck, it sounds like you are going through a lot.

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You do need to make sure that all your doctors know you have celiac. You can have the records from the diagnosing doctor sent to all that you are seeing now.

Are you strict in following the diet? Have you eliminatied gluten from all your meds and supplements? Your pharmacist should be calling for a prescription meds and you can call the companies that make any others.

Have you ever tried eliminating other of the other common things that many of us react to like soy and casien from your diet?

I have had pancreatitis and know how much pain you are in. Mine was brought on by an adverse reaction to a prescription drug. It was brought under control by eating very easy to digest foods and the use of pancreatic enzymes short term. Talk to your doctor about whether those might be something to try.

I do hope you are able to get some relief soon.

>>>>>>>>>>>>>. I did not know soy drink would hurt me. I am lactose intolerant. So, I drink boost, and was using soy drink to mix with instant breakfast. I must begin to learn more

about celiac disease, and a good url web page to go to for the diet. Thanks so much.

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Carnation Instant Breakfast has lactose in it because it has powdered milk in it. Some flavors are now also not gluten free.

Scroll down this thread to my username:

http://www.celiac.com/gluten-free/index.ph...rt=#entry536584

and this one, click on the title if the thread doesn't expand:

http://www.celiac.com/gluten-free/index.ph...rt=#entry507085

here's the Carnation Instant Breakfast FAQ page:

http://www.carnationbreakfastessentials.co...oducts/FAQ.aspx

3. Do CARNATION

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