Pancreatitis - Acute Symptoms

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Published: April 14

I had the acute version of pancreatitis. In April 2013 I was getting ready for a trip. Last thing I remember! I woke up in November around Thanksgiving. No idea what had happened to me. I was on life support, feeding tubes, pain medicines, tubes everywhere, etc. I was unable to walk, talk, or use my hands..

Published: March 26

My pancreatitis symptoms started suddenly. I got horrible pain in the center of my stomach and radiating around to my back. It felt like hot fingernails clawing me. It was worse than giving birth to all three of my children! I also had a lot of nausea and diarrhea, so I thought it was my irritable bowel. I ended up have a couple if endoscopies in which the doctor couldn't find anything. Finally one day, I had an attack and passed out on the toilet from the pain! Every time I had an attack, I would get blood red from my breast to the tip of my head, and the palms of my hands, and the soles of my feet would burn. I would get short of breath and feel like I was dying! I've even told my family goodbye because I couldn't imagine having that much pain and living through it! Emergency medical technicians came and took me to the hospital and I asked for a different gastroenterologist. Thank goodness I did, because he found I had pancreatitis and that my duct leading into the pancreas was too small and needed to be stretched and a stent put in. I lost 40 lb. in a month and a half! People couldn't believe I recovered so quickly!.