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Welcome to Connect, @tnabs2008.
I hope you don’t mind, but I moved your messages into the endocrine group, where it's well-suited and you can connect with others who've had pancreatitis or are caring for those with pancreatitis.
I’m tagging fellow members @twinskl @freemary @gman007 and @rosemarya, all of whom have experience with acute or chronic pancreatitis. I hope they will share their experiences.
@tnabs2008, do you know what caused his pancreatitis? How is he doing?
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I am new to group and also pleased to hear of others experiences and coping ideas. I have had five episodes of pancreatitis in five years. After the last one my doctors ordered some gene testing….I have no gall bladder….the tests revealed I have a mutant gene for Cystic Fibrosis and that perhaps the mucus is causing the pancreas issues. I am now on enzymes and am happy to report that many of my digestive issues are decidedly improved.
I am pleased to hear that your digestive issues are so improved. I was wondering if you could share with us about the enzymes you are taking. Are they prescription enzymes or an over the counter product? Also, were there any other dietary modifications that you made?
I look forward to hearing from you again – it is amazing how much we learn from each other!
Wanted to add my welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect, @jensfcv. Very interesting about the gene testing your doctor ordered as you dealt with your five episodes of pancreatitis. Glad to know many of your digestive issues are improved after going on enzymes.
I also wanted to connect you and others in this discussion with @kdo0827, @elbb29, @kduran23, @mbbarrett, @dolo, @sneege, @amwein and @tnabs2008, all of whom have discussed acute or chronic pancreatitis, as well as @kdubois and @vdouglas, who may have some insights to share.
Do you have any tips on coping with pancreatitis episodes, @jensfcv?
Thank you for the welcome! Since starting the enzymes I find they “tell” me if what I eat is agreeable. Expect that sounds odd however I now know that Mexican and Italian food will give me some bloating and indigestion. I have also given up wine and am now totally a ginger ale drinker. I eat very little fried food…mostly bland. I know this sound dull and probably boring but when I remember my last hospital stay it certainly is the lesser of the two evils!
Hi, @jensfcv — I wanted to touch base with you and see how your pancreas issues are going? Are you still finding the enzymes are helping with digestive issues?
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